Welcome to new sponsor EICKHOFF AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Bulli Surf Life Saving Club would like to welcome on board for the 2011-2012 Eickhoff Australia Pty Ltd as a GOLD SPONSOR.
Eickhoff Australia Pty Ltd has been a registered company in Australia since 1981 and currently offers a sales, maintenance and refurbishment service to our customers who operate a fleet of shearer loaders at 10 mines within the Australian coal industry representing 40% of the total operable shearer loader fleet within the country.
Eickhoff’s focus is longwall mining - a form of underground coal mining where a long wall of coal is mined in a single slice (typically 1m thick and between 2 to 5m high). The block of coal that is being mined (called the ‘longwall panel’) is typically 3-4 km long and 250-400 metres wide.
Geoff Newby (Deputy Manager) welcomed the chance to align with Bulli Surf Life Saving Club. A high priority within Geoff’s role is a focus on the continuation of strengthening the company’s relationships with its customers, as well as improved response times throughout the country and maintaining a strong presence in the local community in supporting voluntary organisations.
"The company is in a steady growth-phase, having recently extended their Braemar refurbishment facility South West of Sydney by 30% in order to facilitate the growing fleet of Eickhoff shearer loaders in Australia. We would like to get our name out in the community and saw Bulli Surf Club as a way of promoting our company in an area surrounded by the mining industry"
Keith Caldwell President of Bulli Surf Club said, "We have a heap of members that work in the mining industry and welcome Eickhoff Australia as a Gold Sponsor of the club. I am sure we can assist Eickhoff Australia with exposure to the greater community through our exploits in lifesaving and surf sports. We have always tried to make sure that our sponsors are kept informed of club activities and made feel a part of our great family club. I look forward to a long and lasting relationship with Eickhoff Australia."
HISTORY ABOUT EICKHOFF: Gebr. Eickhoff GmbH (the parent company) was established in Bochum in 1864 by the Eickhoff family and has remained a family owned and managed business since that time. The nature of the business has grown over the last 145 years from manufacturing mining machinery initially within the large mining area of Germany to the establishment of daughter companies in the major International coal mining regions of the world where the sale and support of the parent company manufactured Shearer Loader fleet is managed.