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BRADKEN LIMITED ANNUAL REPORT 2013 15
XUZHOU FOUNDRY OVERVIEW
The Xuzhou foundry is impressive by any standard.
The footprint of the main building is larger than
eight football fields under roof. Design of the
foundry layout and process was a collaborative
effort by Bradken’s specialist staff from all over the
world participating throughout the construction,
installation and commissioning phases.
Buildings C and D constitute the “Xuzhou foundry”,
including the foundry (shown in C) a machine
shop (shown as left hand side of D) and the CMS
manufacturing facility and warehouse (shown as
right hand side of D).
Bradken is well-known for its undercarriage systems
for mining excavators and shovels, currently
supplying crawler shoes to the world’s largest
mining machinery manufacturing companies as well
as producing Bradken’s own patented designs.
The Xuzhou foundry will support the needs of this
market, reinforcing Bradken as one of the largest
manufacturers of crawler shoes in the world.
The foundry will allow Bradken to produce an
additional 20,000 tonnes per annum of crawler
shoes and other proprietary Bradken products per
year in a safe and environmentally compliant facility.
With the future in mind, the building has been
designed to facilitate the duplication of a second
20,000 tonne per annum foundry line to assist with
the globalisation of the ground engaging tools
proprietary product line.
D
E
D
C
B
A
A
A
Existing Manufacturing Facility
B
Existing Offices
C
New Foundry
D
New CMS Warehouse and Machine Shop
E
Future Development Opportunity
= Xuzhou
Xuzhou Population – 9.7 Million
Jiangsu Province Population – 79 Million
Compared to:
Sydney – 4.6 Million
NYC – 8.3 Million
London – 8.3 Million
China
Jiangsu Province
Xuzhou
China
Jiangsu Province
Xuzhou