Jan 17, 2017

Wired to Queensland industry

Wired to Queensland industry

Minelec has prospered for more than 25 years, based mainly on word of mouth referrals and repeat customers.

Much of the company’s success can be attributed to its three owners (pictured above) – director and service manager Rob Smythe, managing director Matt Richardson, and director and project manager Ben Clive.

Although each is well experienced in all sectors of work, they have different, complementary skills sets which have allowed the company to deliver a wide range of services throughout Queensland.

Mr Richardson’s specialties include mining, industrial and hazardous areas; Mr Clive’s experience includes industrial, mining and high voltage; whilst Mr Smythe’s specialty is with the commercial sector and energy efficiency.

Each also has considerable interest in new technologies, particularly dealing with renewable energies and energy efficiency.

“Our employees are all engaged via a code-compliant agreement. They are well trained in industry requirements and are experienced across all sectors,” Mr Richardson said.

“Ongoing training and employee development are cornerstones upon which Minelec has grown and evolved in the past two decades. This approach has helped to grow our diversity and provide fast response times to our customers.”

Specialist staff also hold tickets for safe work in confined spaces, electrical equipment in hazardous areas and high-voltage terminations and switching.

Giving back to the community, Minelec co-ordinated material donations from suppliers and performed volunteer electrical work on stages one and two of Townsville’s Ronald McDonald House and the Palliative Care Centre, saving each of the facilities hundreds of thousands of dollars. The company has also backed a host of volunteer community organisations in Townsville.

In March 2016, the owners decided to move the business from Leyland St, Garbutt to 23 Mackley St, a few blocks away. The new two-storey premises, associated workshop and 3500sqm of hard stand area has positioned the business for future growth.

“Our main strengths are the diversity, experience and old-school values of our business,” Mr Richardson said. “These qualiities are the reasons why we have such long-term relationships with our customers. We are passionate about what we do and are in it with them for the long haul.”

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