Toowoomba company reveals global $1 million contract

TOOWOOMBA-BASED civil construction supply company Trackspares is now the official distributor of Kennametal products to Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Kennametal is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of engineered industrial materials.

In a two-year contract worth an estimated $1 million, Trackspares will supply the products with the help of domestic freight operations from Wellcamp Airport.

Trackspares managing director Brad Oats said the growth of its services was a direct result of the region's constant progression.

"There was once a time in our industry where basing yourself in a regional centre would limit your service capabilities drastically - a sacrifice that would affect the bottom line," he said.

"It was identified that Kennametal's large inventory would be best kept locally to Toowoomba to allow for better distribution into the designated areas throughout wider Queensland and the Northern Territory.

"With local infrastructure continuing to progress, opportunities are opened not only for us but for large national and international companies to access our services.

"The agreement allows access to areas of the market that we may not have worked in before. This obviously further broadens our scope and allows for more economic benefit to flow back to the Toowoomba region."

Kennametal representative Clinton Browne was excited to announce the partnership.

"Trackspares enthusiasm, attention to detail and drive for success sets them apart from the rest," he said.

"Kennametal's range of carbide earth cutting tools compliments Trackspares product portfolio and allows them to service the Toowoomba region with market-leading products and local know-how."

Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise executive chairman Shane Charles said Trackspares was an example of a company making the most of infrastructure development in the region by bringing more services here.

"Infrastructure brings opportunity and by growing the local offering of products and services, Toowoomba and the wider region can further develop as businesses make the most of the $13 billion worth of developments here," he said.

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