Big move close to home

22 Dec 2014


PJL Group have had a year full of achievement, with expansion into new markets and various changes within the organisation. 2014 started with a PJL Group management meeting that outlined a vision for success focused on national expansion and streamlining organisational processes. Today that same team met to review their year and what they had achieved with smiles all round.


From humble beginnings, PJL Group was established in 2006 by 3 colleagues and has experienced significant growth in a short period of time. Specialising in improving processes and providing solutions and specialty services to the mining, earth moving, drilling & construction industries, PJL Group now employ over 200 people with operations in Orange, Mt Isa, Cobar and Perth.


PJL Group have been operating in Mt Isa, Western Australia and Cobar for several years sending remote teams to deliver their mechanical engineering expertise to the likes of Birla Nifty, Peak Gold Mines, Glencore and Pybar.


“It made sense on both an operational and financial front to have a permanent presence in these markets and since opening the workshop facilities in each market, we have seen an uplift in demand for our services”, said PJL Group General Manager David L’Estrange.


The business worked hard to achieve their ISO accreditation this year and during this process identified several areas of opportunity for the business centred on team development and operational streamlining.


A key outcome will be the merge of the Orange facilities, with a relocation of the Head Office from their home base in Astill Drive to Leewood Industrial Estate. The new site, currently in construction phase and set to open in April 2015, is straight across from their existing Leewood Engineering Facility, forming a more cohesive work environment for the whole team.


“The primary purpose of amalgamating the two sites is to increase our efficiencies and productivity, as well as to streamline the processes and workflow for our team. It will make PJL Group a more holistic working environment, centralising our mechanical and engineering operations – further enhancing our “one-stop shop” capability. David L’Estrange said.



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