Acquisition amps up WesTrac sound suppression offerings

Leading Cat® dealer WesTrac has enhanced its sound suppression capabilities with the recent acquisition of Hushpak Engineering.

Based in Beresfield NSW, Hushpak is an Australian pioneer of noise control solutions, products and technologies for the mining, manufacturing, construction and commercial industries.

Hushpak General Manager Michael Neville said the acquisition provided mutual benefits for both organisations.

“WesTrac now has its own sound suppression design capability, while Hushpak has greater access to product information and machinery experts complementing our skillset,” Michael said.

“This results in products that meet both the sound requirements and the proven Cat product reputation of robustness and reliability.

“Hushpak has worked with WesTrac for many years and this is a natural extension of that very successful relationship.

“We will continue to maintain the same focus across all Hushpak solution areas, providing advanced design and manufacturing services for every make and model of mobile and fixed plant equipment. Hushpak’s capability to service the non-Caterpillar® market has not been affected, as these customers can still engage us as they have always done.

“But now WesTrac customers needing noise control solutions have access to a complete, end-to-end service including installation and testing.”

Michael said while Hushpak provides a range of ready-made acoustic cladding and noise barriers, most projects – and particularly those involving mobile equipment – start with an evaluation of the problems that could be unique from one site and machine to another, with resulting solutions often being custom-designed.

WesTrac NSW Strategic Growth Manager Alan Corcoran said Hushpak had particular expertise working with customers in the Hunter Valley region.

“Hushpak’s ability to analyse noise sources and develop solutions using advanced acoustic engineering principles was of great interest to WesTrac,” Alan said.

“We were investigating ways to grow our own capability and the opportunity to acquire Hushpak allowed us to fast-track that growth by aligning with the best in the business.

“Many Hunter Valley mines require high standard solutions, which we can now provide alongside the Caterpillar sound suppression offering.

“Also, now that Hushpak is part of the WesTrac family, their staff can access far more information, ensuring solutions are fit for purpose and meet the same reliability reputation that applies to all aspects of the Cat product.”

As well as providing solutions for all brands of mobile equipment, Hushpak caters for a wide range of fixed plant including crushers, vibratory screens and industrial buildings.

WesTrac Media Contact


Marissa Taddeo
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About hushpak engineering

For over 20 years, Hushpak Engineering has been the Australian pioneer in custom-designed noise control solutions, products and technologies for the mining, manufacturing, construction and commercial industries.

The company is dedicated to driving excellence and innovation in the field of noise management and provides a range of revolutionary noise attenuation products supported by world-class acoustic analysis and modelling tools.

The company is a “quiet achiever”, helping clients in some of the world’s most uniquely challenging environments solve real and pressing business issues through diligence, smart design and a scientific approach.

About WesTrac

As one of the largest authorised Cat equipment dealers in the world, WesTrac provides customers with a wide range of mining and construction equipment as well as comprehensive whole-of-life management solutions designed to make owning and operating equipment as easy, profitable and safe as possible. With more than 4,500 staff, WesTrac is focused on long-term customer relationships and a dedication to customer service, safety, quality and the environment.

To achieve this, we commit to building better together through collaboration and collective action. Helping customers achieve their own ESG objectives to reduce emissions through product advancements and technology solutions. This shared goal of a sustainable future for all is why we are focused on Responsibility, Advancement, Community, Inclusivity, Development and Solutions, as a means to deliver long-term positive success for the environment, customers, team members, stakeholders and the wider community.

Community development and support is an important part of the WesTrac philosophy, and we are proud to support local activities, events and charities in the regions we are based. As part of Seven Group Holdings Ltd, WesTrac also has strong alliances with other leading Australian businesses, including Seven West Media, Coates Hire and SITECH.

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