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New facility helps ramp up truck rebuilding

Thiess is expanding its truck and component rebuilding capabilities, executing a new lease for a facility in Indonesia.

The facility will support Thiess’ extensive fleet of mining haul trucks located in Indonesia, including over 650 of trucks that will require replacement or rebuilding over the next eight years.

The facility will be located at Kabil Estate, Batam Island.

“The new truck rebuild facility at Kabil Estate is an integral part of a strategic initiative to equip Thiess with better control over our asset replacement and rebuild program, and deliver improved financial and sustainability outcomes for our clients and shareholders,” Thiess Group executive chair and chief executive officer Michael Wright said.

“We are pleased to have secured this site that is centrally located between our Indonesian and Australian operations, with world class facilities and transport and logistics services – the professionalism and support from Kabil Estate has enabled swift mobilisation and we are on track for first production by December 2023.”

Kabil Integrated Industrial Estate Group chairman Kris Wiluan said that they are delighted to welcome Thiess to the area.

“With state-of-the-art infrastructure, strategic location, and a focus on sustainability, we look forward to providing Thiess with a competitive advantage in its operations in Indonesia and Australia while supporting its ecofriendly initiatives,” Wiluan said.

The new facility joins the group of existing facilities Thiess owns in Perth, Brisbane and the Hunter Valley in Australia and in Balikpapan in Indonesia.

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