The people at GF Engineering know a thing or two about tippers. A mid-sized, family-owned company, GF Engineering was founded in the 1980s and has been making tippers for the Malaysian market ever since.
In 2016, the company switched from mild steel – the industry norm in Malaysia at the time – to Hardox® 450 wear plate. More recently, it elected to upgrade to Hardox® 500 Tuf. A good decision, says Mr. Ho Kam Fatt, Director of GF Engineering.
Improved service life and productivity with Hardox® 500 Tuf
“We had been using Hardox 450 for years and now we’ve upgraded to Hardox 500 Tuf,” he says, adding that he and his colleagues have confidence in the performance that Hardox® delivers.
“So far, we’ve completed making approximately 200 units of tippers and can see that the service life and productivity of the equipment has increased to approximately 20 percent more,” continues Ho Kam Fatt.
John Kuan is SSAB’s Area Sales Manager for Southeast Asia. As one of the most established body builders in Malaysia, he believes GF Engineering shares SSAB’s long-term vision to improve the overall tipper market.
“At SSAB we see our customers as partners and customers’ business as our own business,” he says. “We see similarities between SSAB and GF Engineering and want to help them utilize SSAB products in the best possible way to create new innovative steel solutions and applications.”