Wagners has opened a state-of-the-art cement bagging plant as an extension to its cement grinding plant at Pinkenba, Brisbane.
The family patriarch, 76-year-old Henry Wagner, who still runs the family’s pastoral interests, officially opened the bagging facility to 300 industry guests.
Wagners built the large-scale cement grinding plant at Pinkenba two years ago. Managing Director Denis Wagner says the extension will allow for further opportunities both here in Queensland and interstate.
“The cement bagging extension of the plant creates a growth opportunity to supply the direct-to-consumer market for businesses in Queensland and northern New South Wales through to the home handyman and the building and construction industry,” Wagner says.
The plant, which can produce up to 200tpd of bagged cement will mean Wagners cement is available through landscape and hardware supplies outlets.
The opening coincides with the announcement that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has approved the sale of selected Wagners’ construction materials assets to Boral.
As part of the sale agreement the Pinkenba plant, which remains in the Wagner group, will have a long term cement supply agreement with Boral which will underpin future production capacity.