Ampcontrol has recently announced the purchase of Hunter-based Androck Engineering & Mining Pty Limited (Androck).
Established in 2006, Androck began as an exclusively based repair-supplied company to support the Australasian underground mining industry.
Initially starting as a specialised component overhauling facility, it has grown into a substantial supply and manufacture operation, including the engineering & re-engineering of many problem issues in the underground mining sector.
Ampcontrol’s Managing Director and CEO, Rod Henderson said there is a great opportunity for the industry when Ampcontrol and Androck combine their offerings.
“Androck’s extensive mechanical and machining expertise, capability, and manufacturing operations will enable Ampcontrol to further accelerate the development of our energy and electromotive solutions at scale to support industry decarbonisation,” Rod said.
Androck has five workshops located in Rutherford, NSW, and has capabilities in machining, fabrication, hydraulics, and electrical repairs. They conduct equipment services and overhauls, including continuous miners, shuttle cars, and multi-bolters.
Owner and Managing Director of Androck, Darren Rockley said that keeping manufacturing jobs within Australia has always been important to the business.
“With a workforce of 65 people, I’m excited to see how the Androck product offerings and skilled people can support Ampcontrol, its customers and the wider industry to help make net zero a reality,” Darren said.
“Knowing Androck will be going to the good home of Ampcontrol leaves me confident there will be a smooth transition of our business operations for our customers and will see our manufacturing remain onshore.”
Darren will remain in the business following the acquisition transaction to support the integration of Androck into the Ampcontrol business and focus on strategic growth opportunities.
Ampcontrol and Androck signed a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) on Tuesday, 2 May 2023, with the acquisition transaction expected to be completed on 31 May 2023.
There will be no immediate changes to current trading, workforce, operations, branding, or customer contracts and orders during the acquisition period.
The existing product and service offerings from Androck will remain unchanged and form a part of the trusted and reputable Ampcontrol offering.