Many of us drive past Excavator Parts on Production Drive almost daily, but did you know this Wauchope-based business supply parts to all over the world?
The team here supply an extensive range of new and used excavator parts, seal kits and undercarriages. They export worldwide to countries including the USA, Canada and New Zealand.
In fact, according to owner Peter Jilg, Australia is a world leader in the supply of parts to the excavation industry.
The team specialise in rebuilds for hydraulic pumps, travel motors and final drives. Its services include dismantling, full rebuilds, hydraulic parts, undercarriage work and seal kits.
In regard to the undercarriage work, Excavator Parts can work on anything ranging from two to 40 tonne; including sprockets, idlers, track rollers, carrier rollers and rubber tracks.
Our vast experience provides our customers with the highest quality and most efficient service.Peter Jilg
Despite the global reach, family is really at the heart of the business, with Peter's children Rebeka, Lana and Jayden all working in the business.
"Providing a future for my kids is a huge motivating factor for me. I couldn't do it without them."
"I just want to thank everyone who has helped to support and contribute to the business," Jilg says.
Ten years ago, the business started out supplying mostly excavator parts.
Back then, they had just four pallets and worked out of the back of the family's home.
Over ten years, the business has grown and they now have thousands of parts at their Production Drive premises and people come from all around because of their expertise in excavators of all shapes and sizes, makes and models.
"We've stuck with what we know best, rather than trying to be everything to everybody," Jilg explains.
"Although we are only small in terms of staff, we are one of the biggest machine dismantlers and keep a huge range of excavator parts in stock.
"We get a lot of people driving here from Sydney and Brisbane to get their parts fixed."
The future is looking bright for the business, with Jilg looking to expand the land his business sits on, which will allow him to rapidly expand on his popular 'pick a part' service and to offer an even wider range of parts.