(PRWEB) February 20, 2014
Australian owned and operated, PlantMiner.com.au is already Australia’s largest plant & equipment hire marketplace, with over 80,000 items for hire from 1,500 suppliers across the country.
Whilst working as a civil engineer for a civil construction company in North Queensland, CEO and co-founder Michael Trusler needed a faster way of sourcing the right plant & equipment to hire for the construction projects he was working on. He soon realised there was a huge gap in the market, which inspired him to develop PlantMiner.com.au.
Trusler, winner of the Young Achiever of the Year 2013 at the Australian Mining Prospect Awards explains that “PlantMiner.com.au gathers all of Australia’s plant and equipment hire companies into the one online portal, eliminating the searchers’ need to trawl through the Yellow Pages and Google and cutting down on tedious hours spent researching and contacting suppliers.”
The innovative online portal has been live for eight months, and in this time has sent an astonishing 110,000 leads to suppliers, equating to over 4.3 million machine hire hours and sent over a billion dollars worth of work to be quoted.
The website’s impressive success is now supported by the recent launch of a PlantMiner.com.au free smartphone app, which now allows searchers to access the 80,000 hire items on the fly. The plant & equipment available for hire on the site includes everything from excavators, dump trucks, cranes, loaders, tipper trucks and forklifts, right through to portable toilets and even environmental monitoring equipment.
PlantMiner.com.au currently has nearly 3,000 registered searchers, who are sending leads to hire companies signed up to PlantMiner.com.au. Included are some of Australia’s largest resource, civil construction and building companies, such as:
PlantMiner.com.au is changing the way that the mining and construction industry source their plant and equipment to hire, by allowing searchers to quickly source a range of quotes to compare at no expense, which saves both the company and the searcher valuable time and money.
“We have saved hundreds of man hours in our tendering and project management divisions by sourcing our hire needs through the one-stop-shop PlantMiner.com.au website – it’s a real innovation in the industry because its simplified the entire plant and equipment hire process and its perfect for me because it’s a completely free service.” – Ryan Woodhall, Downer Group.
Despite the short time the company has been live, PlantMiner.com.au has rapidly won new business for its plant & equipment hire suppliers all over Australia.
“The real value in PlantMiner.com.au is actually the direct contact details of procurement and project managers the site provides with each ‘Quote Request’ – we have won 4 large jobs through PlantMiner.com.au worth tens of thousands of dollars.” – Josh Smith, Premium Hire.
Many of the hire companies, who have listed their items on PlantMiner have seen fantastic results and were able to reach niche markets that were otherwise undiscovered and could only be found through PlantMiner.com.au.
“After listing our fleet of side tippers trucks and heavy earth moving machinery on PlantMiner.com.au six months ago, we have secured over 5 million dollars worth of long-term hire contracts from top tier civil construction companies.” – Michel Connolly, Oakdare Holdings.