Hyne Timber, manufacturer and distributor of high volume industrial, structural and engineered timber products have announced a major expansion of their Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) plant in Maryborough, Queensland. The move has involved the purchase and installation of 14 new machines supplied by Australian firm, Stirling Machinery, part of the Accurate Group.
With the rise of the use of GLT in Australia for an increasing array of construction types including high-rise, Hyne Timber identified an opportunity to increase competition in this market. The simultaneous emergence of Stirling, the machinery arm of the Accurate Timber Products business, along with support from the Queensland Government Jobs and Regional Growth Fund meant Hyne could build on their long-standing relationship.
“Increased GLT manufacturing capability has been on our horizon for a number of years, to increase our volume and delivery speeds,” says Jon Kleinschmidt, Hyne Timber’s CEO. “We look forward to working with Stirling and Managing Director, Craig Honeyman to bring this project to fruition over the next few months.” Mr Kleinschmidt concluded.
Hyne Timber’s investment involves a complete automated, state-of-the-art machinery solution from Stirling. Accurate Timber Products tooling will support all machines well into the future, providing a fully integrated experience over the lifetime of the hardware.
Stirling Machinery’s Managing Director, Craig Honeyman says the Hyne Timber project scope was the biggest yet for Stirling. “We’re really excited to have been chosen for this project because it validates our capacity as a serious contender in the machinery market,” he says. “But at the heart of Stirling’s value set is helping the industry thrive. In small centres like Maryborough, when a company expands to the degree that Hyne Timber have, it has tremendous flow-on effects for employment and the economy of the region. We’re really proud to have helped facilitate this growth for them.”
Stirling Machinery and the Accurate Group have gone from strength-to-strength in recent months, including a head office expansion and plans to launch a New Zealand branch in 2019. The Hyne GLT project is expected to completed by mid-2019.