OPS offers one of the most diverse and extensive ranges of mineral processing and handling equipment in Australia.  Our vast experience and commercial strength allows us to carry a huge range of stock and spare parts and offer tailored solutions for every client requirement.

We have evolved over nearly three decades, from a small spare parts procurement company to one of Australia’s most experienced and diverse OEM distributors of mineral processing and handling equipment.

Today, OPS represents many market leading and well recognised global brands, and is a partner of choice for our supply partners and long-term clients alike.

Experience You Can Rely On

The OPS team includes some of the most experienced and knowledgeable industry professionals in our field.  From process engineering to on site commissioning, training and maintenance services, our dedicated people are committed to delivering quality and value through our ‘whole of life’ equipment service offering.

Financial stability and conservative management has enabled OPS to remain strong through the downturn, with solid revenue enabling high standards even in a reduced market.

More Than Just Equipment Sales

We offer a full suite of services to complement our capital equipment offering.  These includes:

  • Hire Equipment: Our extensive fleet of equipment is available to hire on a long or short term basis.
  • Engineering Consultancy: Our experienced consultants can assist with plant design, training and up-skilling, as well as installation, commissioning and optimisation.
  • Financing Solutions: Flexible and innovative options are available, including OEM financing, equipment leasing and hire to buy arrangements.
  • Service & Technical Support: We offer 24/7 technical support, servicing and spare parts, both on-site and at any of our fully equipped workshops in Perth, Adelaide and Darwin.
  • Spare Parts: We carry Australia’s largest ranges of materials processing and handling spare parts, components and consumables in stock.

Our History



Our Vision

Our Mission

  • To provide the most efficient and effective plant and support solutions to our clients by understanding their needs.

  • Delivering cost effective products and services, in a safe and innovative manner.

  • To delight our clients with tailored products, services and support, earning us repeat business and recommendation.

Our Values

Key People

Andrew Ellison

Executive Director

Andrew has over 30 years experience in maintenance and construction contracting across Australia and West Africa, including seven years as Managing Director of Cimeco, and as a director of its parent company Forge Group. His experience includes civil & concrete works, commercial building, structural mechanical and piping, tanks and electrical services. He currently also holds several other directorships including indigenous partner, PLWA Group. With wide experienced in every aspect of business management and contracting, Andrew’s focus at OPS is on business development strategy and assets management

Shane Czerkasow | Managing Director | OPS Screening & Crushing Equipment

Shane Czerkasow

Managing Director

Shane has over 10 years’ experience in the materials handling industry and in particular equipment hire and sales. Shane had been the MD for OPS since 2010. His business focus is on Marketing/Branding strategies, Business Development, Sales and Operations.

Paula Prescott

Chief Financial Officer

Paula is a finance professional with extensive experience in all aspects of financial management over 25 years across Australia, Europe and North America. With a proven track record in managing financial growth, she brings a broad range of experience to OPS with a solid foundation in financial management in construction, maintenance and engineering in both ASX listed and private companies.

Ben Suda

Chief Operating Officer

Ben is a highly accomplished executive manager with extensive experience gained in diversified services, projects, and capital equipment suppliers within the resources and industrial services sectors. He has a proven track record of success in leading complex operations, optimising organisations, and increasing profitability.

Ben’s leadership has earned him a reputation as a trusted and results-driven executive manager, known for his ability to inspire teams, cultivate relationships with stakeholders, and deliver consistent and sustainable results in challenging environments.

A Culture of Safety and Inclusion

Our success is directly linked to our people, so providing a safe workplace with opportunities for our staff encourages ongoing achievement.

Safety First

OPS believes safety comes first when it come to maintaining your plant, so it is our highest priority in undertaking any of the services we provide. We always start by looking at how to reduce risk and remove personnel from the line of fire, whilst at the same time reducing maintenance down time.

Group Safety Record

Health & Safety Policy

Quality Policy

A major factor in our ongoing success is quality control across our entire operations. This is underpinned by our integrated Quality Management System in line with ISO9001 which governs our training, documentation, work and inspection standards.

Quality Policy

Indigenous Engagement

OPS is fully committed to providing meaningful workplace opportunities for Indigenous people. To this end we employ an Indigenous Development Leader whose task is to consult with Indigenous communities and individuals to achieve our goal of 5% Indigenous employment levels across the business. The Strategy focuses on the maximising of economic opportunities for the business and supporting the economic aspirations of local Indigenous communities. Indigenous people living and working on their own land not only provides important social and economic benefits for their communities, but also provides our company with a sustainable and reliable workforce in remote areas.

Indigenous Engagement Policy

Equal Opportunity Employer

OPS values all of its employees and potential employees equally regardless of belief, race, sexuality, gender, age or disability. Our Equal Opportunity and Harassment Policy requires all OPS staff to uphold these values with respect for each other and strive to create and maintain a workplace free of harassment. This also extends to third parties such as clients, contractors, consultants, suppliers and the public.

Mentoring & Professional Development

OPS is committed to building a capable and committed workforce and attracting and retaining high calibre personnel. We believe in developing our people to their fullest professional potential and as such, we support and encourage informal mentoring relationships among our staff as an effective and efficient way to develop our people and pass on the wealth of OPS’s internal knowledge and capabilities. Apprentices are valuable resources who bring new ideas and diversity to the company, and the OPS Group offers a four year Apprenticeship Placement Program for both Mechanical Fitting and Metal Fabrication. Successful apprentices will have the opportunity to pursue a long term career within the business.

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