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Now recognised globally, the company has gained experience operating in 16 countries across 4 continents, acquiring a reputable position as the largest independent maintenance provider for heavy mobile equipment in Australia (outside of the original equipment manufacturers).
Founded in 2005, the business stems from humble beginnings with Founder and Executive Director, Luke Mader, working out of his Ute in the Kimberley’s as a young mechanic. It was here he serviced his first ever customer, Roche Mining – the first of a now 200+ wide customer base ranging from top tier miners to backyard equipment operators.
Expanding from its homestate, Western Australia, Mader entered West Africa and South East Asia in 2011 before taking on the rest of the nation. Between 2016 and 2018, the company established offices in Australia’s second and third largest mining states, Queensland and New South Wales, before opening office in Colorado, North America.
“Our geographical footprint allows employees the chance to travel the world without changing their shirt,” said Luke Mader, Executive Director of Mader Group.
“In 2019, we sent a large team of specialists to South America to complete a planned shutdown for a Liebherr 996 Mining Excavator. This was a great feat for the company but also a prized experience for those fortunate enough to go for the 6 month period.”
Offering access to tap on, tap off maintenance services in Australia, Africa, Asia and the Americas, the international conglomerate has sustained organic growth and maintained momentum through a number of adverse climates. In 15 years of operation, the company’s business model has stood strong against setbacks including the Global Financial Crisis, a 4 year period of economic downturn and the latest global Coronavirus pandemic.
The company’s continued success is a testament to its people and community focus. With over 1,300 staff at its helm, Mader takes pride in being a big company with a small business feel. The business often sponsors community events in regional areas and supports a strong base of repeat customers comprising long standing, recurring relationships over a decade long.
One of Mader Group’s latest ventures, invests back into the mining sector by shaping the future of the workforce. In the past 12 months, Mader have run a series of Trade Upgrade Programs upskilling experienced Light Vehicle Mechanics to Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanics.
“The program gives tradespeople a foothold into the mining industry. We were thrilled to see our first wave of upskilled duel traders celebrating 6 months in the field just last week,” Luke Mader explained.
“This year has been a whirlwind which marks many milestone achievements for us. We’re excited to celebrate 15 years in operation and to see where the next 15 will take us.”
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