2017 was a record sales year in Australia for Roadtec’s paving products, mainly the RP170EX and SB2500. The first new Carlson EZR2 heavy highway screed was promoted and sold at the Asphalt Association’s bi-annual conference and the first Astec Double Barrel X style plant was sold into Australia. Committed to providing customers with the best service and support in the industries we serve, the company also recorded its strongest ever sales in after-market products.
Aggregate and Mining Group
For the Aggregate and Mining Group, we had a strong year in materials processing products for JCI and AMS. The promotion of Astec Mobile Screens high-frequency products yielded sales in 2017, providing us with high expectations for 2018, particularly for the recycling industry and the quarry industry which are our focus.
Heatec’s development of a new liquid asphalt tank to meet the specific needs of the Australian market proved successful with multiple sales in 2017. With multiple orders in hand for 2018 the Australian tank market is a key focus for our Energy Group for the year(s) ahead.
In 2018 we expect continued growth. With most of our aggregate sales occurring in the Southern Region, we will open a sales and service workshop in Melbourne to support our growing customer base there. New products planned for promotion and introduction to the market are Roadtec’s and Carlson’s narrow width 8’ pavers, Astec, Inc.’s Double Barrel XHR plant and Johnson Crushers International’s modular crushing and screening plant.