Downfields rebrands to Kotzur Bulk Solids Handling

Toowoomba based, Downfields Engineering Pty Ltd was acquired by Kotzur Pty Ltd in July 2009, and is now entering the next stage of this strategic acquisition by being rebranded to Kotzur Bulk Solids Handling, with effect from 1 July 2016.

Downfields Engineering was founded at Dalby, Qld, and in 1979 the business moved to new premises in Toowoomba, where it continued to expand. The company has grown to now employ in excess of over 40 employees who design and manufacture its range of materials handling equipment. The equipment includes bucket elevators, screw conveyors, drag chain conveyors, grain aeration and grain cleaning.

At the time of the purchase in 2009, Mr Andrew Kotzur, Managing Director of the Kotzur Group stated that whilst two businesses are closely aligned, they would remain separate entities “The Downfields materials handling business compliments the Kotzur strength in the design/supply of bulk solids storage, however the two companies will retain their independent identities.”

Mr Kotzur now believes that the time is right to further recognise Downfields as a member of the Kotzur Group. “Downfields have been a core part of the Kotzur Group’s end to end solutions offering for some time now, and we have been working hard to align the systems and processes of both businesses wherever possible. During this time both businesses have been operating under the Kotzur Group umbrella and we have been investing in our culture, people, processes and technology. The time is now perfect to complete the next logical step in this transition.”

Whilst the name is new, the business is not, and Kotzur Bulk Solids Handling are market leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of conveying equipment.

Mr Kotzur added “When this is coupled with the bulk solids storage expertise of Kotzur, there is now a clear market leader in bulk storage and handling solutions – both in Australia and overseas.”

Kotzur Group has supplied equipment to all parts of Australia, as well as New Zealand, South East Asia, South Africa and China. Their experience extends to all parts of the grain industry, food processing, mining and industrial sectors. In addition to a range of standard aeration and materials handling equipment, a large proportion of the equipment supplied is custom designed and built to order to meet specific customer requirements.

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