GroundProbe has announced plans to build a second dedicated manufacturing facility in Tucson, in the US state of Arizona, marking a new chapter in its commitment to serve its Northern Hemisphere customers better.
The expansion of the company's manufacturing capabilities comes following significant growth in recent years. Established in 2001, GroundProbe is a global innovation powerhouse and trusted partner of companies worldwide. The firm is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, with all products currently manufactured in its Australian facility.
Announcing GroundProbe's plans at the recent International Slope Stability Symposium in Arizona, company CEO David Noon said the new facility will open its doors in early 2023. "As our global footprint and customer base continue to grow, so too does the volume and variety of products that we produce.
"We saw it as an absolute necessity to bolster our offering and extend our manufacturing capability from Asia Pacific to the Americas. It means that from early 2023, we will be able to more readily deploy our safety-critical systems - systems that are integral to their ongoing operations and productivity - to our Northern Hemisphere customers."
GroundProbe is among the global leaders in real-time technologies that detect instabilities and predict when mine, quarry and dam collapses will occur. Adding a second manufacturing facility signifies an important step for the company's future growth, especially for North and South America, said Ben Moke, GroundProbe's Americas chief commercial officer and vice president.
He added: "When scouting locations for a second site, Tucson quickly became the preferred location. It's central to our customers, and it's close to a number of geotechnical consulting firms and university partners, including the Geotechnical Center of Excellence at the University of Arizona.
"It's going to be fantastic to have a facility where the geotechnical community can experience our state-of-the-art technology being manufactured and deployed to mine sites across the Americas.
GroundProbe's technologies are among the industry's most robust and reliable. "The second facility will manufacture every one of our products to the same level of quality that we are known for, and that is expected of us as market leaders," concluded Moke.