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A year to remember for TRACTO

TRACTO Australia 2023

Following a successful 2023, TRACTO Australia sat down with Trenchless Australasia to discuss the achievements of the year and the company’s plans for 2024. 

From attending No-Dig Down Under, to showcasing its position as a leading provider of innovative and advanced solutions for the trenchless industry, 2023 was a busy year for TRACTO Australia. 

“We’re proud of the work we have done to provide reliable trenchless solutions for our customers in Australia,” TRACTO Australia Sales Manager Daniel Toms said. 

“We position ourselves as more than a supplier and aim to provide the best in class after sales support, training, spare parts and servicing.” 

With this focus in mind, in April 2023, the company appointed Aaron Long as its new Product Support Specialist, providing on-the-ground support for TRACTO customers in Australia. 

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The GRUNDODRILL ACS300 at No-Dig Down Under 2023. Image: Prime Creative Media.

In September 2023, TRACTO Australia attended No-Dig Down Under, the southern hemisphere’s only large-scale conference and exhibition dedicated to trenchless technology in Brisbane, Queensland. 

Here, the company showcased the latest GRUNDODRILL ACS300 horizontal directional drilling (HDD) rig at its exhibition stand. 

While this was the central focus of its stand, TRACTO Australia also had experts from Germany in attendance to discuss the company’s extensive range of trenchless solutions. 

This included GRUNDOMAT soil displacement hammers, GRUNDOBURST pipe rehabilitation systems, GRUNDORAM for pipe casing installations and the GRUNDOPIT/GRUNDODTEER for compact HDD.

Representatives from German HDD manufacturer Prime Drilling were also on the stand, following the recent strengthening of the partnership between the two companies. 

As a result, TRACTO Australia was able to move from an agent to a distributor of Prime’s range of 50t to maxi HDD rigs to the Australasian region.

In addition to its presence at the trade show, TRACTO Australia also hosted a social function on the eve of the conference, for its key partners and customers. 

“It was really exciting having some of our key partners from Australia attend the No-Dig Down Under conference as well as our social function,” Toms said. 

“It was a wonderful opportunity to connect and thank our customers for their support. 

“It was also an opportunity to further develop those relationships and ensure we understand their needs to enable us to determine how best to support them.” 

Now as 2023 draws to a close, TRACTO Australia is looking to 2024 and what lies ahead.

One event on the horizon is the Hands On event, which is held at “TRACTO City” in Lennestadt, Germany from 15–19 April.

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The Hands On day will be held from 15–19 April in Germany. IMAGE: TRACTO Australia.

Here, visitors will experience an array of no-dig techniques live through practical demonstrations of all product groups and an extensive lecture program. 

The event also provides an evening event to make new contacts in the industry and foster professional networks. 

“We’re very excited to welcome our customers and partners to the next annual Hands On day in Lennestadt,” Toms said. 

“These days have proved very successful in the past as visitors get to experience the whole world of trenchless technologies through demonstrations and expert talks.”

The program is also designed in a way that all visitors can see everything within the two days and have the chance to visit TRACTO-TECHNIK plants with its new facilities. 

“But most importantly, TRACTO looks forward to continuing to supply our valued customers with reliable trenchless solutions, as well as the best after sales support, servicing, training and service parts to Australia,” Toms said.

For more information, visit TRACTO’s website.

This article featured in the December edition of Trenchless Australasia. 

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