The creation of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia) merged three previously separate companies: Uhde Shedden, with its engineering, design, and construction expertise in the area of chemical, petrochemical, and industrial plants (making up the business unit Process Technologies); ThyssenKrupp Materials Handling, with bulk materials handling and mineral processing expertise; and Polysius, which brings expertise in cement and lime plants (making up the business unit Resource Technologies).
Managing Director Greg Breakell has worked in the mining and resources sector for several decades, building up his knowledge and experience within the dynamic industry. Prior to the role as managing director of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia), he was the managing director of ThyssenKrupp Materials Handling, having previously been the operations manager. Further back in his career, he worked for other companies such as BHP Engineering, Minenco, and Fluor Daniel. Greg has a Bachelor of Business Management and a degree in mechanical engineering, and has been involved in the mining industry for 35 years.
Since his appointment, Greg has led the new company through its inception, getting the right people into the right positions in order to involve everyone in the future of the business. "The motivation was to bring together the different arms of our business. Merging businesses can be complicated, but it is a rare opportunity to take the best from each, value lessons learned, and build a better organisation. It's an opportunity we've maximised, drawing synergies from the wider ThyssenKrupp organisation in Australia, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions in the APAC region, and globally. But in terms of Uhde Shedden, Materials Handling, and Polysius, there are many areas of common services, common customers, and the ability to share services and engineering across the business."