The Intricacies of a Mining Innovation Hub

The Intricacies of a Mining Innovation Hub

As part of the Crownsmen Partners Australian roadshow, this Mining Now episode was filmed in our Bunbury workshop, in the Southwest of Western Australia, featuring Geographe's Bunbury Operations Manager Rodney Fox, and Chairman, Clayton Hyder. Jerrod Downey had the opportunity to learn more about our long-standing history and the cutting-edge technologies we’ve been using to manufacture high-quality products for the mining industry. 

The episode begins with a virtual tour of Geographe's Bunbury facilities, where 70-80% of all parts are manufactured. From components for Earthmoving Equipment to OEM replacements and Enhanced Performance™ Parts for both local and international markets, Bunbury stands as a testament to Geographe's commitment to excellence.


Rodney Fox provides listeners with exclusive insights into our Bunbury manufacturing process, involving our state-of-the-art machines and robots. Listeners gain a deeper understanding of our unattended, continuous operations that define efficiency, and the heavy capital investment programs implemented over the years.


The Bunbury facilities' strategic location is a key part of our success story, allowing us to cater to the dynamic needs of the mining sector. The focus extends beyond manufacturing, with an emphasis on providing rapid turnaround products and top-notch repair and maintenance services.


As we explore the potential of Geographe's business in the mining sector, Clayton Hyder, the Chairman of Geographe, offers the listeners insights into the exciting future that awaits. 


This episode is also available to listen to on Spotify:



Rodney Fox, Bunbury Operations Manager and Executive Chairman, Clayton Hyder.

Company LinkedIn: Geographe


Mining NOW is a joint mining podcast and web series produced by CIM/ICM and Crownsmen Partners. Join them to learn about the latest innovations in operating mines to increase energy efficiency and production. They look into modern mining and processing equipment including autonomous vehicles and IOT technology. Experts tackle everything from skilled labour shortages to team building, to meet evolving safety regulations. This is the mining of today that will shape the mines of tomorrow.


Website: Crownsmen Partners | LinkedIn: Mining NOW

The Team Hosted by: Jerrod Downey

Crownsmen’s Executive Producer:  Rory Bamford


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