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Right place, right time for Wrightway

May 22, 2018
Right place, right time for Wrightway


As Nathan Wright’s new business started to rapidly grow, he approached Kobelco dealer Sydney Trucks & Machinery (STM) to get assistance expanding his fleet.

When Nathan established his business in January 2016, he had purchased a pre-owned Kobelco 20-tonne SK200 to get himself started. He was so pleased with its performance that he went on to buy a pre-owned midi Kobelco 8-tonne excavator, the SK85MSR-3.

When in mid-2017 Nathan won a contract on Western Sydney’s Northern Road development he didn’t have time to wait - with a new major project alongside a busy schedule of smaller ones, he approached STM to get his fleet built fast.

“It was a right place, right time, right price situation that led me to purchasing those first two pre-owned Kobelco excavators, but I was so impressed with both I went back for more and found STM,” he says.

“I knew that Kobelco excavators had a reputation for durability and fuel efficiency, but I really liked that they were so powerful. Both the 20-tonne and the 8.5 tonne are great to operate and have helped me to get the job done precisely and efficiently. My business can grow when I’ve got trustworthy machines.”

Nathan owns and runs Wrightway Plumbing, a family business that specialises in civil infrastructure, primarily storm water drains and concreting on tier 2 contracts. Today, only two years since being established, Wrightway Plumbing employs 15 people from its base out of Wallacia in Western Sydney and works on projects across the Sydney Basin.

Nathan bought the Kobelco SK135SRLC-3 in July 2017 from STM. Then, in January this year, he took delivery of a new 30-tonne SK300LC-10.

“My first heavy Kobelco excavator was so easy to manoeuvre and operate, and I was impressed that the midi was as well. With that, I was happy to approach STM to purchase new machines,” Nathan says.

“The STM team are a trusted part of my business. If I ever have any problems, STM are out on site straight away to help me get it sorted out. When I need more machines STM is the first place I’ll go to.”



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