Meet Hasting Deerings’ Evan Crisafulli, North Queensland’s Apprentice of the Year

Everyone makes mistakes, and everyone has setbacks, it's not just me.
Most important is how you approach the setback and talk to yourself about it.

Sime Darby Industrial Sdn Bhd Employees Awarded Cat’s Most Valuable Player

In recognition of their outstanding work, two Sime Darby Industrial Sdn Bhd (SDISB) employees recently received the Most Valuable Player Award from Caterpillar Energy Solutions.

Wong Kim Seng from the sales team and Shanjiv Steven Kanagalingam from the after-sales team successfully increased SDISB’s Biogas Genset market share in Malaysia, from 2% in 2019 to 22% in 2020. Rising to meet the challenges of the very competitive Biogas market, they successfully improved the company’s Biogas Genset sales and overall customer satisfaction levels in Malaysia. 

From Ships to Forklifts

Meet Natarsha Smith, Hyster New Zealand’s heavy diesel mechanic apprentice.

Sime Darby Berhad to acquire Australia’s Salmon Earthmoving Holdings

Sime Darby Berhad announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sime Darby Industrial Australia Pty Ltd (SDIA), will acquire Salmon Earthmoving Holdings Pty Ltd (Salmon Australia), a leading provider of rental and maintenance services in Australia servicing the civil construction, agricultural and mining sectors.

Luke Banfield is Hastings Deering’s 2020 Apprentice of the Year

“Life often doesn’t work out the way you planned, but that doesn’t mean you give up on your dreams.”

Luke Banfield applied three times for the Hastings Deering’s Apprenticeship programme, before he was successful. Holding on to his motto ‘taking everything in your stride’, he never gave up on his dream of being a part of the programme. 

“It is such a great opportunity for me. I would be meeting and working with guys who worked for Hastings, and you could see the level they were at: by 30, I said this is it: it’s now or never.” 

Terra Cat team continues outstanding work in Antarctica

Our Caterpillar dealership in New Zealand, Terra Cat, services one of the most extraordinary places on Earth – Antarctica. Terra Cat works closely with the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) and the New Zealand Antarctic Programme, supplying and servicing excavators, bulldozers, generators and other machinery for the two research programmes in the South Pole. 

“We’re proud that our people and the Caterpillar equipment they service can thrive in one of the most remote and rugged environments on earth.”  

-Terra Cat CEO, Grant Whitelaw

Hastings Deering’s First Female Indigenous Leading Hand, Tenille Tonga, is a Rising Star

Tenille Tonga, Hastings Deering’s first indigenous female leading hand was awarded the Rising Star Award at the prestigious Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Indigenous Awards. 

The QRC Indigenous Awards is an annual event celebrating leading practices in indigenous employment and training achievements in the resources sector in the state of Queensland in Australia. 

“I love spending time in the shed, working on my Jeep Wrangler and motorbikes.” 

Building New Capabilities for the Future

As one of the leading Cat Dealers in the Asia Pacific region, Hastings Deering is always raising the bar in training and development, to ensure that the company continues to provide customers with top of the line services and expertise. It also means that employees are always able to develop and grow their capabilities in the company, allowing them  opportunities for advancements. 

Sime Darby Industrial pins hope on mining recovery

A key component of the Sime Darby Group, Sime Darby Industrial Australasia (SDI) hopes to ride out short-term demand challenges and expects better months ahead.

Sime Darby Bhd group CEO Datuk Jeffri Salim Davidson says a reduction in both steel production and electricity generation, both key to SDI’s operations, have led to the fall in prices for both metallurgical (met) and thermal coal.

Met coal spot prices have fallen from US$160 per tonne to US$105 per tonne, while thermal coal prices have dropped to US$50 per tonne.