Schlam delivers 1,500th Hercules truck body

Mining equipment and engineering services provider Schlam has delivered its 1,500th Hercules dump truck body built in Australia.

The Welshpool, Perth company reached the milestone last month delivering the body (pictured) to a client in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.

Now in its 14th design iteration, the Schlam Hercules is supplied to many of the most significant Tier 1 operators, OEM truck builders and mining contractors in Australia, according to Schlam CEO Matt Thomas.

Thomas said: “Our manufacturing division – Schlam Payload Solutions – is filled with some of the most dedicated and hardworking individuals I’ve ever met. And, when they work together, anything is possible.

“The pandemic and supply chain concerns have pressured our team, however, they have managed these challenges superbly while maintaining our commitment to quality and customer service.”

The first Hercules was manufactured in Australia in 2003, and it took 17 years to reach the 1,000th milestone, and 22 months to reach the 1,500th mark.

Thomas said that long-term national supply contracts with BHP, Fortescue, Glencore, Northern Star, Newmont, and other significant miners mean that the Hercules is set to continue along this upward growth path.

“We are creating efficiencies in our manufacturing processes through robotics, automation, and LEAN thinking to support this growth while maintaining quality.

“We’re also growing our sales and aftersales teams, ensuring that customer service is exceptional at every step of their experience with Schlam.”

Picture: Schlam

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