The Governor today visited Camco Engineering, a growing mechanical engineering business that services and supports many of Western Australia’s key players in mining, oil and gas, and energy industries.
Established in 1995 Camco has grown significantly over the past 26 years to become one of the largest integrated mechanical engineering facilities in the state. With over 350 staff and over 22,000sqm of operations, the Governor today joined owners and staff to help cut the ribbon to commemorate the opening of another building that will house a large craneage facility required to manage some of the company’s large equipment and projects.
The Governor received a briefing on the business, its operations and plans to diversify even further into the Australian defence industry, building on existing work it is already completing for the Australian navy.
“I just had a view again of how capable we are in Western Australia in the sort of work the defence of this country needs, coming off the basis of what our mining and energy industries already require, with the superbly established heavy engineering group at Camco Engineering whose base and footprint is expanding dramatically out in Canning Vale,” said the Governor.
“What is done here is the type of precision engineering, the type of machining that will fit the state for heavy defence work. I had a chance to see first-hand the capability they have with a look at the large propeller shafts they are refurbishing for the the ANZAC Frigates and what I also saw is a company capable of supporting much more heavy equipment and industry.”
The Governor toured just some of Camco’s expansive network of workshops and buildings and learned about their efforts to not only build industry, but also help develop and train a young workforce to carry skills through the next generations.
“It is a business that is home to some really well trained workers, with a real commitment to the skills of the total West Australian workforce with a large number of apprentices, many of whom will go on to work in other companies and that is exactly the sort of training arrangements that we need in WA to support industry growth and development”.
For more information on Camco Engineering’s core services – which include machining, gear cutting, fabrication and welding, and precision fitting and assembly – click here.