Bibra Lake company wins award for oil innovation


WT Hydraulics director Kraige Cooper (left) receives his company’s award.
WT Hydraulics director Kraige Cooper (left) receives his company’s award.

A UNIQUE and innovative technological approach has won WT Hydraulics this year’s 2017 Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business of the Year award.

The Bibra Lake company took out the award in the 11-20 employee category.

WT Hydraulics’ discovery that heavy machinery and fixed plant oil could be cleaned and reused again and again has set it apart as leaders in the industry.

Its portable oil cleaning unit connects directly to engines, transmissions and hydraulics, using an oil driven centrifuge together with vaccum dehydration.

This process removes sub-micron sized particles of dirt and water without removing any chemically bonded additives, retaining the oil’s premium quality.

WT Hydraulics managing director Kraige Cooper said each individual at the company played a part in it receiving the award, which boosted morale.

“The team of values-|driven individuals and our wise technology approach, is the reason WT Hydraulics stands out as being innovative and technology focused,” he said.

The company’s high reach drill, commissioned in 2008 by SRG, is another innovate design that has contributed to the company’s quick success.

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