Flender opens state-of-the-art testing and workshop facility in Perth, Western Australia
Flender has opened its new state-of-the-art testing and workshop facility at the Tonkin Highway Industrial Estate in the Perth suburb of Bayswater. The 3,500 square metre facility enables Flender to combine sales, project delivery, engineering and training in one location in the first of its kind for Flender in Australia. It will also enable the company to expand its operations in Western Australia. Winergy, a leading global supplier of drivetrain components of wind turbines, continues to grow in the region to meet increasing customer demand in the wind energy.
Kareem Emara, CEO and Managing Director at Flender Australia, said that the new facility in Tonkin Highway Industrial Estate enables Flender to centralise operations and offer more to customers in Western Australia. “It is also a vote of confidence in the Western Australian economy,” he said. “Our recent growth in Western Australia has been great and a testament to the quality of our products, service and technical know-how. As we continue to grow, we want to reinvest in this key market and be where our customers are to offer them the combined brains trust of over 50 facilities worldwide through this new state-of-the-art centre,” Mr. Emara said.
The facility will also be designed to cater for projected growth in ‘geared’ wind turbines over the coming decades. “Having been in WA for over 40 years, our view is and always has been long-term. Whilst COVID-19 has presented challenges to the economy, we have taken a longterm view and are confident in our expansion plans to help set up the right support structure for the nation’s critical energy infrastructure and industries,” added Mr. Emara.