GHH plans to be closer to its Australian customer base through the partnership, with a view towards improving pre- and post-sales service.
"We want to shorten the distance to our customers in Australia," said GHH global sales manager Ken Stapylton. "Contact before, during and after the purchase is important to us - after all, we are happy to supply tailor-made solutions."
The partnership means machines including GHH's MK-A42 dump truck will soon be shipped to Australia, and "a whole range of vehicles from other co-operations are being put into position for Eastern Australia", noted GHH's press statement.
STE supplies equipment for bulk and detail rock excavation using surface mining, tracked trenchers and specialist excavators, while GHH's product portfolio includes loaders, dump trucks and utility vehicles for rock logistics.
"GHH completes our range of high-quality machines for almost everything in the field of rock logistics that drives on wheels", emphasises Lee McCourt, director of STE.
The companies have already identified a joint project, noted the press statement, without disclosing further details.