Sun Metals Case Study

Project title: Sun Metals
Client name: Sun Metals Corporation Pty Ltd
Total Value of Job: $106,000 (two orders $74k and $31k)
Main Contractor: Sun Metals via L&H Electrical Wholesaler, Townsville
Scope of works: Designated shutdown Power boards


Sun Metals Zinc Refinery is located 15km south of the city of Townsville in North Queensland. Their mission is to be the safest, the most environmentally responsible and the most competitive, zinc refinery in the world. They employ over 350 staff and contractors, primarily from the local community.

In early 2021 Powersafe were contacted by Cody Sims from Sun Metals who was looking for power boards for their operation. The enquiry was initially received via the Powersafe sales email for a Powerboard, however after a follow up call it was identified that there may be other options worth considering to what was initially requested. At Powersafe we pride ourselves on ensuring the best product is supplied for purpose and often this involves further discussion with the customer on their specific requirements.

Discussions with Cody Sims, Electrical Maintenance Team Leader, from Sun Metals, narrowed down exactly what they were seeking. In this particular case, Sun Metals wanted 56 style inlets, which we established Powersafe were able to offer no problem. At this stage funds had not been committed for the purchase of the power boards, and Sun Metals were still looking at all of their options. At Powersafe, we understand that customers are looking around for what might be the most suitable solution for their organisation, which is why we feel a crucial step to any supply is to get an understanding of the outcomes required and ensure the client can make an informed decision when they make their purchase.


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