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Holland, L.P, a specialty flashbutt welding service provider from North America, is growing its Australian footprint with its new-to-market technology Intelliweld and a culture of service and innovation bringing higher levels of qualification performance and weld quality.
For Holland Rail Services Australia managing director Kevin Piefer, quality results supported by quick delivery is of the essence.
“Generally, we are very quick in delivering change and improved performance,” Piefer said.
“Our process may only take three to four weeks for us to qualify welds for a customer or project. We hear stories of others, who don’t have our top to bottom data analysis, taking months or even longer to qualify as we do. That is if they are even able to qualify.” We are confident in our system and process that we can offer max-time qualification guarantees that sets us apart as well.
As a reminder, Holland is a specialist in flashbutt welding, whose technology is built to facilitate quality welding outcomes with extensive data collection and analysis. The family-owned business from North America entered the Australian market in March 2020, just as the global lockdown was beginning. Since then, it has blazed a trail of success thanks to a continuous effort in working with the mining companies in the Pilbara as well as supporting some local Perth transit work.
So what makes them different? Piefer is keen to elaborate.
“Flashbutt welding is a contracted service, but our differentiation is we really shine on the technical side,” he said.
“It involves science, engineering and data collection, and we really take it to the next level in differentiation from other contractors.
“We are able to close the loop inhouse because of our Intelliweld control system. We collect data from our machines as they’re welding, and we do a lot of predictive analytics with that data.
“Although we are a contractor and have expert operators that perform the service, we surround them with a lot of technical expertise making us a railroad service provider first, followed closely as a technology and data analytics business.
“We are very unique because there aren’t many businesses that can do what we do.”
Despite running, a successful business in North America, Holland, L.P was keen to expand into the Australian market.
Piefer said this was due to myriad opportunities, albeit with mining companies providing “the lion’s share” of business.
“The Australian market is smaller
This article first appeared on www.railexpress.com.au
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