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Coatings Specialists Still Shining

It’s been almost two years since Pilbara-based protective coatings and corrosion management specialist, Arc West, was acquired by Monadelphous, and former Managing Director Brian Honti, who now works for Monadelphous, said it was definitely the right decision.

“My business partner and I set up Arc West in Port Hedland back in 2010, and while it was a great business that we saw grow significantly, we didn’t think we’d ever be able to offer our customers the breadth of services we can offer them today under the Monadelphous banner,” he said.

“Fortunately, Monadelphous recognised our service offering complemented theirs, and our team of around 30 coatings experts, which were  mostly based in Port Hedland, were able to transition from Arc West to Monadelphous. “Since then, our team has been able to support Monadelphous’ customers and facilities across the Pilbara with their specialist coating and corrosion management needs.

“The team has chalked up some great wins recently, including securing some really significant contracts; exceeding Arc West’s biggest ever contract by volume and value. These wins mean we’re able to employ more people and invest more in the local community, which is really important,” he said.

Brian added the Port Hedland team had also reaped the rewards of having the support of a company like Monadelphous in the innovation and continuous improvement space.

“We’ve been working closely with Monadelphous’ dedicated innovation team, which has seen us move from traditional blast and paint techniques to automated and remote blasting technology,” he said.

“It’s really exciting to see what can be achieved and to have the  opportunity to explore new ways of doing things when you
have a committed company like Monadelphous backing you.”

Through the acquisition of Arc West, Monadelphous’ coatings and corrosion management capability has been expanded from traditional blast and paint services to include specialist services including polyurea coating systems, thermal disbonding systems, wrapping systems, ceramic coatings, passive fireproofing (PFP) systems and thermal metal spraying.