Agricultural machinery manufacturer GrainKing has opened a new 1700 square metre workshop at its Cunderdin premises in the Wheatbelt.
GrainKing chief executive Colin Jorgensen said the $1 million shed, almost the size of the MCG oval would allow the company to keep up with the demand for its Nyrex, Titan and Maximus grain bins being sold across Australia.
Cranes, brake press, welders, guillotine, saws, rollers, compressor and other equipment have been installed for fabrication of components used in the production of the new Maximus field bins.
The increased workspace will allow for six new staff.
The family-run business established in 1962 has expanded from a mechanical repair workshop and this year has changed their name from Trufab to GrainKing, a move that Mr Jorgensen said better reflected the nature of the organisation.
Mr Jorgensen said the company was reaping the benefits of an outstanding performance at the 2018 Swedish Steel Awards which recognised the Nyrex chaser bin as one of the world’s most innovative steel users.
He said a substantial number of orders from West Australian farmers have kept the Cunderdin facility at maximum output.