WPIL EXPO 2019 Done and Dusted

It took months of planning by many people, hours to set up the stalls and have exhibitors bump in, yet it seemed to be over in a heartbeat.


But it was worth every effort that was made as we saw many exhibitors exchanging ideas, making deals and the public getting a glimpse of the service industries involved in the mining industry.

Thanks must go to all the exhibitors that made the effort to attend and present their business.  Many of the booths were spectacular and it was great to see exhibitors actively getting around and interacting with others.  I heard firsthand of local businesses doing deals with international companies and others making contact for the first time with potential customers.  Some exhibitors even found the human side of their competition and realised that they also face the same hurdles in business and the industry.


It was great to see the huge haul truck in the main marquee;  what a fantastic entry statement it was to set the tone for the rest of the exhibitors.  After school hours on Friday we had an influx of young children who were amazed at the size of it.  It was a huge hit with them.  Giant engines, drill rigs, pumps and all sorts of equipment were on display and it is a credit to the exhibitors who went to the effort to put their best foot forward.

The first evening a sundowner was put on for the exhibitors where the completed Mining Legends’ project was revealed.  It was a great evening and was a prelude to the Mining Legends’ gala dinner to be held after the expo.  Hop over to the Mining Legends’ website to read more about the project and the Worthy Parts’ website to read about what happened at the dinner.



Day two of the exhibition started with a breakfast where we were treated to Casey Stoner, Michael Patrizi and Jess Moore.  Casey spoke about his time as a two time MotoGP champion and life since then.  He told the audience that no matter how much talent you have it is the hard work that you put in that will make you succeed;  a message clearly not lost on the business people in the audience.  Michael did a great job of interviewing Casey and Jess and also spoke of his own time on the racing circuits.  Kalgoorlie raised and born, Jess Moore was great to listen to as she related her story from riding behind the tailings dams in Kalgoorlie to being crowned number one in New Zealand and currently ranked number two in Australia.


Unlike her male counterparts and despite her skill and success, Jess struggles for sponsorship but I am sure that there were people in the audience that were so impressed with the way she spoke that they will be considering helping her out.  Being parochial we wish our born and bred Kalgoorlie girl, Jess, all the best.


It was back to business at the expo after the breakfast and like day one the crowds came again to see what was happening.  Getting around and speaking to the exhibitors was a great way to find out the mood of the crowd and on the whole everyone was happy.  It was good to see competitions being conducted with the most unusual one being the boot throwing competition conducted by RSEA.  They made it a gold coin donation to compete and all money raised went to the Mining Legends’ project.  Other exhibitors also donated any proceeds from their competitions to the project.

The buzz around the place wasn’t just inside the expo.  A helicopter operated non stop to take people for a quick flight over the city and Superpit.  Many were surprised by the layout of the city and were in awe at how close the Superpit was to the city.

The auction got underway for the 150 items up for grabs.  From components to heavy machinery, the bidding was brisk and Ross’s Auctions did a great job getting through the catalogue.


Congratulations must go to Michael and Jaymi Worthington who had the vision to run the expo and auction.  They worked hard to achieve what they did and no one was more relieved than them when the expo finally got underway.


Finally, I must also congratulate those that supported them in their endeavours.  From the ladies in the office, the sales team and workshop boys, everyone worked hard to achieve what we did.  If I can single out one person for all their work it is Courtney Boyes, who for a person so young has shown maturity and a work ethic that would put many to shame.  Her tireless effort and knowledge of all things about the expo is greatly appreciated.

We hope to see you again at our next expo and appreciate your support for what was a great event.


Gary Brown

Regional Manager, Industry Link Media.

CCR in it for the long run!

Quality Service Second to None – the motto that WA owned and operated company CCR prides itself on in the hose and fittings sector of the mining industry. CCR have an outstanding reputation when it comes to their international clients servicing the Asia Pacific region to a high standard

The company was founded in 2003 with a focus on preventive maintenance strategies and providing quality products. CCR have now introduced state of the art RFID technology with live hose tracking and monitoring software. This has proven to reduce machine downtime by 50%. The company in the past 12 months has branched into the Goldfields, with a 5-year plan to grow alongside the market.
With their head office based in Canning Vale Perth, the CCR team have over 95 staff. They can provide the expertise, capabilities, and innovations to assist mine sites keep equipment up and running. CCR helps minimize any unplanned downtime and expensive costs from unanticipated hose failures throughout Perth, the Pilbara and the Goldfields.
CCR has a strong focus on employing local staff and supporting the community. The company are proud to say the latest branch in Kalgoorlie-Boulder has employed local people as well as bring skilled workforce to the community.
Separating CCR from their competitors is a strong focus for the company.
They strive to provide mine sites with full support, OEM replacements, preventive maintenance programs, hose manufacturing workshops, quality products and full-time onsite preventive maintenance hose technicians.
CCR aim is to reduce the sites overall costs and asset downtime.
You can find out more about CCR on the National Services Directory or by emailing sales@ccrhf.com.au

Worthy Parts and Industry Link Media launch new platforms

Worthy Parts and Industry Link Media announce the launch of new web platforms leading into the 2019/20 financial year, as both companies work towards servicing the mining industry in their respective sectors.

Worthy Parts was founded in 2014, by Michael Worthington and wife Jaymi, after the mechanical workshop supervisor developed a business model aimed at minimising waste and catering to the growing demand of sourcing hard to find parts and machinery in the mining industry.

Michael’s business concept has focused on providing the mining industry with a website that would create opportunity for businesses to sell outdated stock, and source hard to find parts, as well as provide an opportunity for businesses to advertise their services.

During the growth of the Worthy Parts platform, Michael recognised the company’s requirement for more qualified staff members and has since grown the Worthy Parts team to include 9 trade qualified sales team members to aid with the industries growing needs.

Five years into the company’s growth, Michael and wife Jaymi released the much-anticipated redeveloped national services directory, with the aim to provide advertising opportunities to service providers working on ground level of the industry.

The cost-effective platform grew from January of 2019 and provided enough evidence to demonstrate the industry’s need for further developed media platforms aimed at the service sector.

Industry Link Media bridges the location gap between service providers across Australia, whilst still focusing on the promotional opportunities first boasted in the concept of the original business model.

The 12-month growth of the Industry Link Media platform saw the development and implementation of the inaugural WPIL Auction & Expo in 2018.

It was at the success of the first series of networking events that Michael and Jaymi made the decision to split the two companies, in order to continue servicing clients at a high capacity in the different aspects of the sector.

The media outlet aims to provide advertising opportunities at cost effective prices, for the services sector of the mining industry via a directory, news outlet and social media strategies specialised at providing resourceful information to the industry.

The launch of the new platforms formalises the division of the two companies comes at the announcement of the groups relocation from its Broadwood street workshop in Kalgoorlie, to a larger premises that will cater to its workshop requirements, freight and transport requirements and provide the Industry Link Media an office location to work with clients.

With the Worthy Parts brand expanding rapidly past the borders of Australia, catering to the international market, and the announcement of the second WPIL Auction & Expo, Michael recognised the needs for both companies to have their own identity.

“The two brands have successfully worked hand in hand as the growth

of Industry Link Media over the past 12 months was backed by the

already established Worthy Parts brand”.

“What we recognised is that the Industry Link Media outlet could provide clients around Australia with an opportunity to have their business put on display in a physical and digital arena”.

The Worthy Parts brand works to source hard to sell and source parts or machinery across mining sectors globally and requires its own identity to do just that.

The division will become official as of July 1st, with the relocation of the companies into a bigger premise whereby they’ll be able to service both sets of clients and their requirements.

Worthy Parts has continued with a fast growth with the introduction of teams and offices in the east coast and in Perth.

Both companies are now recognised in their respective sectors within the mining industries and the formal announcement will be made at the 2019 WPIL Auction & Expo.

To find out more information about the separation of Worthy Parts and Industry Link Media, please visit www.industrylinkmedia.com

DCT Keeps the underground mining industry moving!

Are you looking to reduce the cost of your next repair or rebuild on your CAT Bogger or Underground Truck without compromising on quality or service life? DCT Parts have the solution.

DCT has been a family run business since its establishment in 1963, employing a team of 50 staff members across the country.

The DCT parts division has been in existence since 1984, consisting of a multimillion-dollar computer-controlled inventory that exceeds 40,000 line items and warehousing facilities that span across New South Wales in Castlereagh, Dubbo, Orange and now Western Australia with a branch in Kalgoorlie.

DCT have always stocked a wide range of high quality parts to suit CAT machines but it’s their premium range of Euroricambi Powertrain Parts for CAT underground machines that is gaining a lot of interest at the moment, and for all the right reasons.
Engineered to meet or exceed strict OEM standards and covered by a comprehensive warranty, you can fit Euroricambi parts from DCT with confidence.
DCT are an authorised distributor of the entire Euroricambi product range and the sole Australian distributor of their exclusive range of CAT underground machine parts which includes everything from drive axles to planetary carriers.
To find out more about DCT and what they can offer, visit

Industry Link Media Capabilities

Industry Link Media is an advertising platform dedicated to the promotion of service providers in the mining and construction industry.

The media company provides both a physical and digital platform for service providers in the mining sector to advertise their services and network with industry professionals.

Providing both online and offline advertising opportunities, the purpose of Industry Link Media is to fill a gap in the market and provide cost effective opportunities for business people and companies working on ground level.

Industry Link Media is a membership-based platform, that encourages multi angle marketing across an Australian wide services directory, an industry specific newsletter distributed across a database of 16,000 contacts, a news website, and social media channels that provide an outlet to educate the industry at large.

In addition, Industry Link Media provides the industry a physical arena to network and transact in business.

The Worthy Parts Industry Link Auction and Expo is a massive 2-day mining industry showcase event.

With over +50 onsite and +150 online auction items, featuring industry machinery with large parts and components.

Exhibitors will have the chance to meet with clients, make connections, and form networks with special guests from around Australia and internationally.

There will be over 130 service providers exhibiting in the bays and product display areas for companies to showcase their latest machinery and technology.

Exhibitors showcasing will include heavy diesel mechanics, engineering and fabrication companies, fluid suppliers and equipment and machinery hire, just to name a few. Exhibitors will be showcasing to an audience expectancy of 2500 industry-specific, national and international guests.

Mining industry companies are encouraged to come along and get more from their directory listing as a service provider and come face to face with industry connections as an official exhibitor.

The showcase event is set for Thursday 24th & Friday 25th of October 2019 at Cruickshank’s Sports Arena on Federal Road in Kalgoorlie Boulder. We will be having companies exhibiting from state and nationwide with some large companies such as KCGM, Evolution Mining, Northern Star and more as special guests.

If you’d like more information on working with Industry Link Media, please email info@industrylinkmedia.com.

MEDIA RELEASE: Auction no brainer for WPIL and Tim Brayshaw

After a five-year mining stint under the leadership of Worthy Parts Director Michael Worthington, Tim Brayshaw decided that a career in a workshop covered in diesel wasn’t the path he was meant to follow.

The 27-year heavy diesel mechanic, equipped with the necessary skills to recognise an honest days work and persistency, set out to start a brand that would make a difference from it’s product sales through to it’s message.

Brainless the brand incorporates product, and purpose – with a mission to encourage people to live a fulfilled life through their passion.

As a clothing brand, it is committed to donating $2AUD from every garment sold towards making a difference in the life of people who are in need of support.

“I wanted to create a community that covered all the areas important to me – so I set up a clothing brand that also raises funds for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (CBCF),” he said.

“For me, giving is the most important thing. After years working in the mining industry, I realised that this was in fact my passion, and in order to feel fulfilled, I needed to take a path that would allow me to follow my passion,” Brayshaw said.

“When you’re giving, doors seem to open and the people you meet on your journey is incredible.”

Now on the tail end of his USA tour running the New York Marathon and raising funds for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, Tim will head to Kalgoorlie-Boulder to auction off a R1300 bucket donated by the Worthy Parts team, donating all proceeds to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

“It was after raising $3,275.00 in a Sydney Fun Run in January this year that the door opened and CBCF invited me to run on behalf of them in the New York City Marathon.”

At 29 years old, Brayshaw completed the marathon on November 4th, 2018 – successfully raising $14,000 for the Foundation.

Currently travelling across USA promoting his brand Brainless with goals to reach offshore markets over the next two years, Brayshaw will conclude his global tour back in Kalgoorlie-Boulder in early December for the WPIL Auction & Expo.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Wortho, as he was my boss – and has been a huge support in my bold journey to make a significance in peoples lives through the brand.

“Michael and the mining industry have played a major part in shaping me and allowing me to realise my own purpose, leading to living my passion – so I wouldn’t miss the EXPO for the world,” he said.

To round off his trip, Tim will host a live auction to sell off the R1300 bucket expected to raise between $5,000 to $15,000 to donate to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (CBCF).

“I’ll be speaking at the WPIL Auction & Expo and giving my perspective to the mining crowd on how one person can make a difference – and how collectively we’ll be working towards raising the funds!”

Tim touches down in Kalgoorlie on Sunday 2nd and will be the main key note speaker at the WPIL Auction and Expo. If you’d like to donate through Brainless, head to www.brainless.com.au.

Media Partnership: Worthy Parts Industry Link partners with Australia’s Mining Monthly

WPIL is excited to have our media partner, Australia’s Mining Monthly (AMM) in attendance at the inaugural Expo.

AMM is the premier mining publication for those working in the operational side of mining.

Each edition carries detailed coverage and extensive information on the equipment, people, technology and services driving Australia’s mining industry.  AMM is essential reading for those wanting to make better decisions in their mining business and career with the right information on hand.

With a monthly magazine, a website that attracts over 19,000 unique users a month and a daily newsletter that has over 14,700 subscribers, AMM can get your advertising campaign in front of a highly engaged audience.

Published for more than 35 years, AMM is widely regarded and respected for the quality of it’s editorial and advertising exposure.

The world’s leading mining equipment and product suppliers operating in Australia, as well as consultants, service providers and conference and expo organisers, have AMM as their first choice for advertising and communication.

The recently introduced ‘Contents Channels’ feature on the AMM website is an exciting feature that allows viewers and subscribers access to up to date news and critical business information that is relevant to your operational sector.  Daily emails and personalised alerts can be sent directly to your inbox.

Chis Merton will be onsite during the two day WPIL Auction & Expo, drop by and have a chat!

Alternatively Chris can be contacted on chris.merton@aspermont.com or 0413 444 081 for more information.

WP Industry Link Partners with Ross’s Auctioneers and Valuers

The Worthy Parts Industry Link Auction and Expo is a little over 7 weeks away with 80% of stalls and display bays now SOLD.

Worthy Parts have partnered with Ross’s Auctioneers and Valuers who will be running the 2 day Auction aspect of the event.

Day one focused on machinery and day two focused on major parts and components.

Ross’s Auctioneers and Valuers are the leading Auctioneering firm in Western Australia, conducting more auctions in more categories than any other.

Ross’s will be partnering with Worthy Parts Industry Link to help create our large list of over +500 auction items throughout the 2-day event.

You can view the preview of the Auction when you click here.

Ross’s offer a complete and professional Auctioneering service, with a complete asset disposal management system, which ensures all assets are correctly accounted for, and the best value is achieved for all items.

Ross’s specialise in site inspection, removal of assets from designated locations and delivery to our showrooms, consignment of the assets including asset numbers and serial numbers for accurate asset reconciliation and much more.

The staff at Ross’s are trained and capable of identification and marketing a wide variety of assets.

If you’re interested in putting items through the Auction on December 3 and 4, please email parts@worthyparts.com



The Worthy Parts Industry Link – Auction and Expo Kalgoorlie is a two-day mining showcase, held at Cruikshanks Sports Arena on December 3 and 4. 

The event will take place on the days following the iconic Saint Barbara’s Day Festival,  down Hannan Street.

The new two-day event will feature an expo of more than 100 stalls for service providers to exhibit, as well as an auction of 500 mining parts and machinery. The expo and auction is expected to draw a crowd of more than 2000 national and international mining industry guests.

The aim of the Worthy Parts Industry Link – Auction & Expo is to provide an arena that imitates the online network developed through the National Services Directory.

The expo and auction provides Service Providers a rare chance to exhibit at an exhibition dedicated to Service Providers across the mining and construction industry.

The Industry Link intends to bring Service Providers across the industry together, to network face to face.

The event is open free of charge to audience members from within the industry and exhibitors are able to register their interest to secure a stall here.

Worthy Parts is an online marketplace and directory for mining and construction goods and service providers.

Be a part of the new era of mining among national and international guests at the Industry Link in 2018.
To book a stall visit the bookings page here: