Manufacturing in NSW
Plasser Australia commenced manufacturing railway machinery in Sydney in 1970. Part of the Plasser & Theurer Group of companies, the world’s leading supplier of railway track machinery, Plasser Australia is the largest provider of equipment to New South Wales railways.
Originally located in Girraween NSW, Plasser Australia moved to its current North St Marys site in 1980. Plasser specialises in machine designs that are tailored to individual customer specifications which are then developed at their Western Sydney site.
Plasser spokesman Allan Logan: “Our factory recently underwent a $10 million expansion, allowing faster and more efficient construction of state-of-the-art track building and maintenance machines.
“The integrated production site brings together a range of engineering disciplines including heavy structural steel and sheet metal fabrication, machining, electrical manufacture and installation, hydraulics, and fitting and assembly.
“Continual research and development of technologies is key to our success, together with staff education and training. Beginning in 2016, personnel from our North St Marys factory will be undertaking specialist training at Plasser & Theurer, the Group’s main manufacturing and service facilities in Austria, as part of an ongoing commitment to skills development.”
Advantage of a Western Sydney location
“Our Western Sydney location was chosen due to its proximity to the railway corridor, which enables us to connect to the NSW rail network. Also the acquisition of a relatively large piece of land in Western Sydney has allowed us to expand and grow our site over the last 20 years.” Allan Logan, Plasser Australia
“Plasser Australia employs around 120 people many of whom live locally in Western Sydney.
“We also run an apprenticeship program with participants learning a number of trades including electrical, fitting and welding, with a large majority of our apprentices continuing on as long-term employees of the company.”
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