It all started when...
Two brothers, both diesel mechanics, had a simple desire. Having worked in the waste and resource recovery industry for many years, they were struck by the gap in service and repair services and thought, “we’d like to solve our customers’ problems.”
25 years on, Paul and Neil Bone have built a $30 million company specialising in custom engineered and manufactured solutions, complemented with a number of high quality brands, distributing waste and recycling equipment across Australia and New Zealand. The number of employees has also risen from five – the two Bones and three factory staff at the start – to over 100 today. Growth brings with it change but one thing remains – solving its customers’ problems is still Wastech’s number one goal.
Focused on ‘solving customer’s problems’, Wastech first opened in 1993 at 11 Redgum Drive, Dandenong South, and started out offering bins and skips as well as truck repairs and servicing. Wastech grew from 4 to 12 employees within one year.
Having out-grown Redgum Drive by the first year, Neil and Paul made the decision to move to a larger facility, as they required more space. Wastech’s new home for the next three years would be based at 21A Capital Drive, Dandenong South.
The next stage of Wastech’s growth would see a move into manufacturing. By the end of 1997, Wastech had grown to 45 employees and had accomplished design, manufacturing and delivery of seven commercial waste compactors and over two-hundred front lift bins. To facilitate the growth of both its resources as well as product offerings, Wastech also moved into 21B Capital Drive.
Transfer Stations / Trailers
Wastech grew to now design, manufacture and install Transfer stations and Trailers.
Continuing to add to the product portfolio, Wastech introduces residential Garbage Chutes to the product offering. This included the design and development of Wastech’s popular Ecopac compactor along with steel waste chutes, paving the way to later introduce Australia’s first plastic chutes, the Wastech Smoothtubes. The first field service vehicle was also introduced this year.
With ‘solving customers problems’ still a core focus, Wastech took the opportunity to partner up with one of Europes best Baler manufacturers, Bramidan, allowing yet another product to be added to its offering; Bramidan Balers range.
Wedgewood Road, Hallam
As the product range continued to grow, the number of employees also followed which forced Wastech to look for an even larger space. This saw Wastech move all operations to a completely new facility, offering increased office and factory space, which has been called home to this very day; 33 Wedgewood Road, Hallam.
With more resources and increased ability to supply custom solutions, Wastech was able to introduce an entirely new division named Major Projects. The introduction of the Major Projects team saw the largest Material Recovery Facility (MRF) designed, manufactured, and installed in Wastech’s history; the Perth Waste MRF; designed to process an astounding 30 tonnes of Kerbside comingled recyclables per hour.
Another huge milestone reached in Wastech’s long line of achievements is the introduction of a completely new and dedicated repair/service centre. The repair centre is based just around the corner from the Wedgewood road head office and exists to provide 24/7 service and support to just about all Waste and Recycling products Australia wide!
Today, Wastech is as large as it has ever been, boasting over 100 employees across engineering, manufacturing, design, sales, office and service staff. Offering over 12 product segments, a dedicated service and support department and the ability to design, develop and deliver just about any custom Waste and Recycling product or solution Australia wide and internationally, Wastech’s ability to ‘solve the customer’s problem’ is as strong as ever.