In 2012 SAMSON Materials Handling’s search for a state of the art dealer for its comprehensive range of mobile handling equipment for the Australian market culminated in an agreement being reached between SAMSON Materials Handling, Ely, England, and ScreenMasters Australia Pty Ltd. The desire to appoint a Dealer representative in this highly important and also geographically vast territory stemmed from the strong local culture in surface mining and the mining customers’ high expectation for unit sales from stock, significant local specialist support and robust parts and aftermarket support on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis.
Established in 1995, ScreenMasters Australia Pty Ltd are now the dealer for some of the world’s largest manufacturers of track mounted crushing and screening equipment – a business with significant synergies for the Samson™ Material Feeder, the Stormajor™ Boom Feeder, the Link Conveyor and the Telescopic Conveyor. ScreenMasters head office is located in Bathurst, NSW, the Queensland office is located in Ormeau and the newly completed Sydney warehouse is located at Wetherill Park.
The logic applied at ScreenMasters is twofold – They represent OEM’s that want to work with their customers and help them to develop a strong and profitable business and in parallel they understand that excellence in Aftersales provision is key. Fundamental to the joint success has been the desire for ScreenMasters to invest locally in a dedicated resource to sell the SAMSON brand and Laurence McCurdy joined there business in 2013 to focus on SAMSON. Since the signing of the Distributor agreement Samson MH and Screenmasters have collaborated closely on the development and specifications of market specific standard products, the first two of which are now on order. SAMSON’s standard products that will be available for sale not just via ScreenMasters but through the complete SMH sales network worldwide.
Both units, a Telescopic conveyor TC1030 and a Stormajor™ Boom Feeder BF0415T are the first of their kind and now in production in the UK. The units will be delivered in Quarter III, 2013 and become the basis of the full launch of the SAMSON standard product range through ScreenMasters into Australia’s demanding market.