WHAT DO CHESS DO?
We are mechanical engineering ‘all-rounders’; with some developed specialisations. Key skills sets vary depending whether you are referring to our Sydney plant of our Perth plant.
SO WHAT TYPE OF WORK?
Overall, we are job shops. Light to heavy fabrication from sheet metal to boiler shop as well as having our own fitting and machining shops. (Plus blasting and painting in Sydney). Perth handles the very heavy fabrications.
Shutdowns, installation and site works, at times remote, are also part of us.
WHAT DOES CHESS SPECIALISE IN?
Sydney: We flameproof equipment, especially forklifts, for use in hazardous areas, both locally and overseas.
However, as a general group, our largest portion of business is PARTS/Service: Rail; Food; Infrastructure; Mining; Defence are key to us.
Perth has a highly specialised mobile crane service and repair operation, recently introduced to Sydney.
WHAT SORT OF PARTS?
Sydney: many of the mechanical parts (rotables and new,) on the suburban passenger rail fleet is from Chess.
Material handling, especially in food, has actually been an ongoing mainstay for us for more than 40 years.
In Infrastructure, anti-throw screens, large electronic road signs and gantries on and around the freeways, were built and installed by Chess.
In mining, we support the primes with back-up and emergency parts, as well as major equipment.
And for defence, well we can’t talk about that.
Such works come to us, we believe, because we are careful of DIFOT, quality and H.S.E. with all the I.T. systems to support both our clients and us.
WHERE IS CHESS BASED?
The Sydney plant is conveniently located just off the M5 at Padstow.
The Perth plant is well positioned at Welshpool.
You’ve probably encountered us without knowing it, especially in Sydney.
From your breakfast cereal, paper newspaper, walk to work, car drive, bus or train trip, you have undoubtedly touched Chess or gone under Chess or sat on Chess jobs.
HOW BIG IS CHESS?
A mid-sized tier two business.
We are 8,000 m2 in Sydney and 6,000m2 in Perth.
Sydney has the smaller to medium machining capabilities and can fabricate up to 40m gantries while Perth has large machining equipment and handles large mining jobs.
We employ over 120 people.