Extensive new centre in Leszno set to become key facility for Trio products in Europe
WEIR Minerals Europe are expanding their operations in Poland with the opening of a new facility in Leszno.
The new centre is three times the size of the existing facility and incorporates increased office space, a specialist training area and two overhead cranes, allowing Weir Minerals’ engineers to work safely on the largest and heaviest products in the company’s range, such as the 12-tonne Trio TP 260 cone crusher.
Bruce Cooke, Weir Minerals Europe’s comminution general manager, said: ‘The success of our activities in Europe meant that the team outgrew the existing facility in Poland in a relatively short space of time.
‘The new centre enables us to keep a sizeable inventory, incorporate training and testing facilities, and offer better support to customers who require customized products for their applications.
‘The cranes will allow our operatives to move the largest items of Trio equipment safely and carry out comprehensive maintenance in the workshop area.
‘A further benefit is that the plant is very close to a major new highway which connects all the key freight routes throughout Europe.’
A number of new jobs have been created as a result of the expansion, with more likely to follow. The Leszno facility, which was officially opened on 29 September, will become one of the company’s key facilities for Trio products in Europe, holding a comprehensive inventory of products and spare parts.
The centre will also play an important role in helping the local team in Poland manage both the demands of the growing customer base and requirements for replacement parts.
As a result of the increased space at the new centre, the team will be able to offer on-site manufacturing services including, fitting screen decks, changing crusher liners, and some equipment assembly. It is anticipated that screen assembly will take place at the facility in the near future.
In addition, a section of the premises will be dedicated to aftersales care, where the Weir Minerals maintenance team will train customers’ service personnel and engineers in key areas such as equipment maintenance, and how to spot the signs that repairs may be required.