BGC have awarded a two-year contract for pallet supply to Western Australia’s largest disability support provider, Activ.
Activ provides individualised services for more than 1,900 people with intellectual disability in Western Australia. Activ Business Services is a contemporary Australian Disability Enterprise and creates meaningful employment opportunities for more than 1,000 individuals.
Across BGC’s six manufacturing sites in WA it is anticipated that Activ will produce about 40,000 pallets a year for the company. Key manufacturing sites include Midland Brick in (South Guildford), BGC Cement in (Naval Base) and BGC Plasterboard in (Hazelmere).
BGC CEO Daniel Cooper says he is very proud to be appointing such a worthy supplier to support operations in Western Australia.
“Activ provide an essential service here in WA and so we are very happy to be bringing them into the BGC supply chain for our manufacturing sites across WA,” says Mr Cooper.
“As a family-owned group here in WA, BGC is a proud member of the WA community. As a member of that community it is our responsibility to find opportunities like this where our business activity can be more meaningful for more people beyond our immediate stakeholders.”
Activ’s Executive Manager Operations South, Amanda Lovelock, said Activ is incredibly happy to have been awarded such a significant contract by a leading WA company, with the team delivering their first truck load of pallets to BGC today.
“Activ Business Services provide quality products and services to commercial customers like BGC whilst also providing meaningful employment for people with disability,” Ms Lovelock said.
“I am very proud that our team have secured this contract, and that our supported employees will be manufacturing goods to support one of WA’s largest and most established building and construction companies. Contracts like this help to normalise our place in the industry, while giving people of all abilities the opportunity to explore their independence at work.”