The premier was shown the site’s high-tech facilities and joined Linfox founder Lindsay Fox and his son Peter Fox, the company’s chairman, in unveiling a plaque to commemorate the opening of the $70M site.
“Linfox’s investment brings a new level of sophistication that adds value for WA’s resources industry and the state’s economy generally,” Peter Fox remarked. “Key mining projects will benefit from our commitment to cutting edge technology and skilled employment; we are committed to investing in leading assets, IT and training for our people.
“Hazelmere bristles with high tech systems that guarantee accurate management of a vast range of essential needs for remote resource projects. From heavy equipment to paper clips, our team provides the safest and most reliable logistics to our customers.
“The centre’s master control room allows our team to monitor and manage our resources warehouse and transport operations throughout Western Australia,” Peter added. “Linfox has added more than 150 new roadtrains to its WA fleet and 300 new employees in the last 18 months.
“We bring more than a decade of experience in supporting major resource projects, so Western Australia is a natural area of growth for Linfox. We’re also investing heavily in Asia’s growth economies where there is strong demand for our supply chain expertise.”
More than 130 employees including Linfox and customers’ staff work at the new Hazelmere facility. The 80,000 square metre site includes a state-of-the-art master control centre that monitors the company’s resource operations across WA in real-time. The site’s specialised warehousing receives and manages a wide range of goods for Linfox customers and has ideal access to major road networks for the Linfox fleet.