Kanga’s Remote Loader gives business a bounce
Australian manufacturer Kanga has released the Remote Controlled Loader, a compact machine for cleaning under conveyors, hazardous and confined areas; or for recovering material with poor access, including in drains, tanks and pipes
Kanga is a wholly owned subsidiary of private Australian earthmoving attachment company Digga. The latter’s chief executive Suzie Wright said the Kanga Remote can remove material up to 10 times quicker than manual labour.
Wright said the Loader has uses in mining and civil and infrastructure projects and is compatible with attachments for sweeping, trenching, augering holes, levelling and bucket work. It has a hydraulic hammer.
Kanga has already sold 8 units, in Australia and South America and is forecasting export sales of 20 units for the calendar year.
Wright said Digga picked up Kanga in 2008, after it hit the wall during the GFC. The business has rebounded to become a valuable addition to the stable, she explained.
“The chief executive of Kanga approached us to buy the business and at the time I said no as we had strong cash flows and were about to invest in the US.
“For 20 years Kanga was our fourth largest client and when they went into distress, we were the third largest creditor. We would not have got a cent in the dollar from administrators, so it was purely a commercial decision to acquire them. It was a decision that also protected our future supply chain and other creditors.”