After being employed in the underground coal industry for about 30 years as a tradesman, I often wondered why mines used equipment for the jobs that were not necessarily suited for the task.

I’d always assumed that the people who manufactured equipment for underground use had hands-on experience in the industry. It wasn’t long before I discovered that some manufacturers make the products but have no idea exactly how their product is used on the job; and that underground workers simply use these products because that’s just how they come. It was then that I knew that with my first-hand underground experience, I could develop products that were, not only safer, but more efficient and productive, for the underground mining industry.

To bridge the gap between manufacturer and user, Custom Mining Products Pty Ltd was formed and the company started operations in October 2013.

We are continually working with mine management and employees on new ideas and projects to increase efficiency, productivity and safety in underground mining. Our products are designed and manufactured in Australia, and our designs registered and patented with the view of exporting them from Australia to the rest of the world.

I’d always assumed that the people who manufactured equipment for underground use had hands-on experience in the industry. Robert Goldspink