Originally GFM Engineering Solutions was a South African based dust control OEM. The founder, Fred Ferreira, started the business after the liquidation of an employer who providing dust control and vacuum services in Africa for over 30 years, where he worked as a Project Design Engineer.
The company was founded to fill a market need for dust control and industrial vacuum systems in the local mining and industrial markets.
Political instability affected the closure of the business in South Africa and movement to Australia. The business was registered in Australia in 2014 after observing the local engineering and equipment supply market for a few years.
Our core mission is to reduce airborne dust hazards in mining and other industry sectors within Australia. We do this in three key ways:
- Involvement during the design phase to reduce dust emissions through best practice design principles;
- Dust reduction through use of our central vacuum systems to clean dust spills on plants; and
- Implementation of our dust control solutions to combat airborne dust at the emission source using ducted extraction or fogging systems.
We are able to provide full plant reviews and reports to highlight areas of concern and propose effective solutions to contain airborne dust in any industry.