About Us

Who We Are:

We an Australian based original equipment manufacturer (OEM), specialising in mid-sized battery electric mobile equipment, such as our 20-tonne fully electric mine spec wheel loader.

Born out of the mining industry-wide pressure to decarbonise, BME are helping our customers with a practical electrification solution for mobile equipment.

Our History:

The executive leadership team of Cougar Mining Group formed Batt Mobile Equipment Pty Ltd in 2016, due to increasing demand for mobile electrical equipment within the mining industry.

Over the past seven years BME have been supplying battery electric mobile equipment for some of Australia’s industry leading mining companies, such as South 32, Barminco, Gold Fields and Aeris Resources.

Our Point of Difference:

BME are agnostic to which battery technology and drivetrain system we use for our electric mobile equipment. This creates flexibility for BME to use the latest and most advanced technology on the market and in turn create an affordable yet high-end product, using trialled and tested components.

For example, we have recently used a REXROTH electric motor, DANFOSS hydrostatic system and KREISEL battery (JOHN DEERE owned company), to develop an affordable yet highly technologically advanced 20-tonne wheel loader, by combining existing, reputable, and proven products.

BIT120 Fully Electric Wheel Loader at Mining Location

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OUR FULLY ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT

The key benefits over diesel counterpart equipment are:

Meet The Team

Chad Dillinger

Chad Dillinger

Co-founder and director

An experienced business creator and owner, with over 20 years in the heavy equipment, services and hire industry. From capital raises for start-ups, to business acquisitions and managing businesses through to maturity and business sales, Chad has experience in all stages of the business life cycle.

Currently the CEO and MD of Cougar Mining Group, 450+ employees, one of the largest underground Coal Equipment OEMs in Australia with multiple platforms from person transporter to Graders, Flitmate, Dozers, Methane Drill rigs, Roof Support and Shearer carriers.

Craig Barnett

Craig Barnett

Co-founder and director

Craig is serial mining equipment entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in founding and building mining equipment companies.

Craig founded Cougar Mineworks in 1998 as a contract fitter working in the Queensland mines with two underground hire machines. Over the next 20 years Craig successfully grew this business into what is now known as the Cougar Mining Group, the second largest underground hire fleet company in Australia.

Sarah Gow

Sarah Gow

Co-founder
Sarah is the Executive General Manager of Cougar Mining Equipment. Collectively, via this entity Sarah is responsible for over 170 employees and $80 million in turnover. Most recently, Sarah successfully negotiated a $100 million 5-year ‘first right of refusal’ equipment hire contract with a global customer.
Doug Woodham

Doug Woodham

Co-founder and director
Doug possesses over 20 years’ experience within resource leadership positions and has external qualifications in risk management, WH&S, project management and contract maintenance. Doug is the Executive General Manager Assets at Cougar Mining Group, where he is responsible for establishing and operating systems for new business, developing business strategy for re-establishing OEM support capacity, building multi-disciplined teams required to build-out OEM businesses, preparation and execution of project budgets exceeding $50 million and developing company WH&S frameworks.
Ryan Lehman

Ryan Lehman

Operations Manager
Ryan is an experienced and passionate leader, with 20 years of experience in manufacturing underground mining equipment. Ryan has a strong track record of R&D, assembly and manufacture of LHD/Heavy lift vehicles. Core skill set with Explosion Protection of Diesel Engine Systems for use within Methane enriched environments, engine and machine performance matching, mobile machine structure design, mobile hydraulics and mobile pneumatics.
Daniel Snowball

Daniel Snowball

Chief Financial Officer
An accomplished leader and qualified Chartered Accountant with over 10 years experience in Chartered Accounting and Head of Finance roles. Proven technical, managerial and project management abilities, along with an expertise in successfully delivering strategic outcomes.
Shashikanth Umakanthan

Shashikanth Umakanthan

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Shashi possesses more than 20 years’ in designing mechanical equipment and components for mining and agricultural industries. He has proven experience in development of new products with core capabilities in R&D, FEA and drafting using various CAD software. As a registered NER/ RPEQ engineer, he has tested and certified various mechanical equipment as per Australian Standards.
Richard Carroll

Richard Carroll

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Richard has extensive industry experience spanning over 30 years, which includes experience with prototyping, design, building and troubleshooting mobile and fixed plant. Richard is an expert on systems integration and mobile machinery.
Doug Barnett

Doug Barnett

Engineer
Doug joined the Research and Development team at BME in 2016, working on our first prototype EV. With 10 years of experience working on R&D projects for mid-sized mobile mining equipment, Doug brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.

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Address

ADDRESS

11 Martin Drive, Tomago, NSW 2322

CALL US

02 4028 0401

EMAIL US

bmesales@battmob.com.au

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