Business expansion continues in Narrabri as companies grow their local operations and new enterprises move to town.

Alfabs Group is a long established heavy engineering company operating many differing business units across the mining, infrastructure, energy and construction sectors in NSW and Queensland.

Alfabs has now bought a site on Cooma Road, Narrabri, bounded by Allpets on one end and the BP Roadhouse on the other.

While Alfabs operates across the spectrum of heavy and light industries, the Narrabri development will focus on hire equipment.

Alfabs is a family business employing 190 people.

The Alfabs Group has a fleet of over 500 pieces of hire equipment including elevated work platforms (EWPs or access equipment), materials handling equipment such as forklifts and telehandlers along with a wide variety of underground mining equipment such as QDS equipment, secondary support and materials handling.

A local manager has been appointed and the business will undergo staged development of the site, operations manager Nathan Adams told The Courier.

“Alfabs already has a long association with the Narrabri shire as a supplier to the mining industry since Narrabri Coal began operations 13 years ago, and with Narrabri Shire Council,” said Mr Adams.

“Alfabs has been closely involved in supporting community organisations, including sponsorship of the Narrabri Blues and local events.

“Our Narrabri branch will support our existing clients and expand our offer to local businesses and industries.”

Alfabs is based in Kurri Kurri with branches in Wollongong and Mackay.

“The expansion of the Narrabri footprint has been planned for some time,” Mr Adams said.

“We will service industry needs in small and heavy equipment hire, we are a Hyundai forklifts franchise offering new sales and service including field service and support for existing businesses.”

Mr Adams said the newly appointed Narrabri Alfabs manager would be joined by a staff complement of up to four people over the coming 12 months.

An existing building on the site will be upgraded.

The Alfabs property acquisition includes the Namoi Diesel Service building. Namoi Diesel will continue business in the premises as a tenant.

The staged development of the Alfabs site will see a ring road constructed to allow for semi trailer access.

“We are excited about expanding our footprint in Narrabri Shire,” said Mr Adams.

“Alfabs shares the optimism of the district about growth prospects for the area and looks forward to playing a part in it through business support and community support.”

Mr Adams is familiar with the Narrabri district.

He was previously development superintendent with Narrabri Coal and has been engaged with the local community for the past ten years with friends and business clients here.

“We are looking forward to developing the Alfabs business” he said.

“And when the upgrade of the site has advanced we plan to have a grand opening to introduce our existing clients and new clients to our business.”

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