Hunter-based manufacturing business, Banlaw has experienced 50 per cent increased growth across their business in just two years and are keen to continue this trajectory by adding business leader Kevin Young to their Board of Directors.
Banlaw CEO, Bill Clifton said the success has come on the back of the acquisition of R&R Murphy, which created a one-stop shop for managing resources across mining, transport and defence industries.
“Our target industries have traditionally been mining and rail, but our increased capability means we are able to diversify into port handling and commercial marine as well as the waste and recycling industries,” Bill said.
“We are innovators at our core and new industries mean the opportunity to develop new products to help businesses work smarter, which keeps our workforce engaged and motivated.
“Continued growth is also great news for local jobs. We have seen our staff increase by 19 per cent in the last 12 months; we now have a team of 135 up from 113, with the biggest jump in our local operations from 105 to 124 staff.”
To help support growth in the business, Banlaw has appointed experienced leader Kevin Young to their board.
“Kevin is a well-known name in both the Hunter community and beyond having led large organisations working in complex environments,” Bill said.
“His extensive experience spans strategic planning, corporate governance, regulatory relationships, safety, infrastructure, sustainability, community engagement, industrial relations, culture, and business transformation – all of which are essential to guide our business through this continued period of growth and innovation.
“Many will recall Kevin as the Managing Director of Hunter Water. From here he took the same role at Sydney Water and is currently the Deputy Chancellor of the University of Newcastle.
“Kevin has been named four times by the Institution of Engineers Australia as one of the Top 100 most influential engineers in Australia.”
Banlaw provides specialised fuel and hydrocarbon products, systems and services to the mining, rail, port and transport industries. The Hunter based company's systems are in use in nine countries, including some of the world's major mining companies.
Established in 1980, it has almost 35 years experience in pioneering unified fuel management. It designs and manufactures refuelling and other fluid transfer products and systems at its factory in Gateshead.