The new depot is recognition of the growing strength of the Fusion electrofusion fittings brand and its’ Global PE Product Offer, and has been opened to support the growing number of customers in Australasia and South-East Asia.
Fusion Group, headquartered in Chesterfield UK, established a permanent office in Australia in 2005. However, Fusion fittings have been sold in Australia since the parent company was established back in 1971. Today, the principal office is in Banyo, Brisbane and this is now joined by a second office in Western Australia.
According to Director, Shaun Robb, the new 1,300m2 depot will enable Fusion’s customers in Western Australia to benefit from improved ex-stock availability, a quicker response to enquiries and more localised technical support:
‘Western Australia is a really interesting market for Fusion. In addition to gas and water networks, many of the Fusion fittings sold in Western Australia are used in the mining sector. Polyethylene is the ideal product for pipelines operating within a mining environment. Firstly, using electrofusion and butt fusion, polyethylene pipe networks can be continuously welded. This is critical in mines where pipelines can be very long and where remote locations make maintenance difficult to implement. Secondly, polyethylene pipe and fittings are very robust and accommodate both the aggressive external environment and the abrasive nature of waste materials entrained in the mine water being pumped.’
Shaun Robb went on to say; ‘It is recognition of our commitment to the Australian market that we have invested in the new depot in Perth.’
Fusion’s market-leading Global PE Product Offer now incorporates both electrofusion and spigot fittings, PE ball and butterfly valves, butt fusion and electrofusion jointing equipment and associated ancillary tooling. As Shaun Robb says, ‘…everything you need for your PE pipe network, from one brand, under two roofs!’
For more details about Fusion Plast Australia, visit their website – www.fusionplast.com.au