Electrical engineering manufacturer Ampcontrol has today announced the acquisition of Hunter-based underground mining equipment specialist Androck Engineering & Mining.
The acquisition transaction, the first made by Ampcontrol since its takeover by investment group Washington H. Soul Pattinson, is expected to be completed on 31 May 2023.
Hunter Valley, NSW based Ampcontrol’s Managing Director & CEO Rod Henderson said: “There is a great opportunity for the industry when Ampcontrol and Androck combine their offerings.
“Androck’s extensive mechanical and machining expertise, capability, and manufacturing operations will enable Ampcontrol to further accelerate the development of our energy and electromotive solutions at scale to support industry decarbonisation,”
Androck is a substantial supply and manufacture operation, and operates from five workshops with capabilities in machining, fabrication, hydraulics, and electrical repairs. They conduct equipment services and overhauls, including continuous miners, shuttle cars, and multi-bolters.
Androck Managing Director Darren Rockley said: “Keeping manufacturing jobs within Australia has always been important to me,” said .
“With a workforce of 65 people, I’m excited to see how the Androck product offerings and skilled people can support Ampcontrol, its customers and the wider industry to help make net zero a reality.
“Knowing Androck will be going to the ‘good home’ of Ampcontrol leaves me confident there will be a smooth transition of our business operations for our customers and will see our manufacturing remain onshore.”
Rockley will remain in the business following the acquisition by Ampcontrol, which has 950 employees across 30 operations worldwide.
Picture: Androck Engineering & Mining