Belle Banne Celebrates Expansion in Dandenong
Earlier this month Belle Banne Conveyors celebrated its first full year of operation at the new Dandenong facility.
Originally located at Villas Street, Dandenong South, the team moved to Portlink Drive in September 2021 to facilitate the growth of Belle Banne Conveyors’ expanding customer base.
Conveniently located only a short distance from Melbourne CBD, Dandenong is able to effectively supply conveyor products and services to the Victorian market.
Branch Manager, Grant Potter said the team at Dandenong specialise in the manufacture of conveyor componentry, splice kits, rubber lining, as well as mechanical engineering and general conveyor maintenance services.
“With an autoclave onsite, the team is highly skilled in rubber lining – a service our Fenner counterparts are able to leverage when at operating capacity,” said Potter.
But Dandenong’s capabilities span far further than the Victorian region.
“As well as holistically servicing the Victorian market, we provide technical support and speciality products to both national and international customers,” explains Potter.
“We’re the only facility nationally to manufacture modulaveyors – a custom, modular conveyor design we’ve been able to produce more of from the new space.”
Dandenong also leads the manufacture of splice kits for local customers as well as to Fenner’s national network of service centres.
The new Dandenong facility is situated on an impressive 6000m2. Manager – VIC, Beau Weiss says this has enabled the business to increase its holding of stock belting and invest in more capital infrastructure.
“Dandenong now houses the largest stock of ply belting of any Fenner facility in Australia. This allows us to reduce lead times for local customers, as well as manage outputs more cohesively with Fenner’s fabric factory at West Footscray,” said Weiss.
“An exciting project for us at current is the new 30m extrusion line in the Dandenong workshop, which will allow us to increase our capacity for belt refurbishment services.”
Since the move in September last year, Dandenong’s workforce has quickly expanded to a head count of over 30 employees, bringing a wide-ranging skillset to the business’ operations.
“We’re extremely proud of our team and all we’ve been able to achieve in just one year of operation.”
According to Weiss expansion through the Dandenong facility was a strategic decision long in the making.
“While the new facility has given us the flexibility and capacity to support more customers in the Victorian region, it’s also enabled us to support our Fenner Group counterparts in surrounding states.”
“We’ve been working closely with Statewide Belting in Tasmania to leverage our combined capabilities and resources. The Victorian market means we have extensive experience supplying to agriculture fertiliser, cement, and forestry customers – all of which are major industries for Tasmania.”
“All of this significantly strengthens the overall offering from the Fenner Group, and we’re proud to be an integral part of that,” said Weiss.
With the diverse capability and scope of works being produced by the Dandenong team, the future looks bright for Belle Banne Conveyors.