May 2023

Ben Newnham appointed Group General Manager

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IronMerge is proud to share we've recently signed on as a Soldier On Australia pledge partner.

We look forward to supporting our veterans and their families as they begin the journey to build a meaningful civilian career.

If you are a veteran looking for work, please reach out to our team at IronMerge People on 1300 58 51 51 for a friendly chat or use the "Contact Us" page.

January 2023

Ben Newnham appointed Group General Manager

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IronMerge welcomes Ben Newnham as Group General Manager.
Ben is centred here between IronMerge co-Chairmen Wayne Nannup and Des Headland.

Ben leads the IronMerge Group of companies, initially focusing upon the People and Industrial divisions. He will also launch the new IronMerge contracting entity - PROGRESSIA - a 100% owned subsidiary of IronMerge.

Ben brings significant industry heft to the role and is a very well respected professional from his many years in the recruitment industry.

Welcome Ben, it is going to be an amazing journey!

December 2022

We welcome Des Headland and Wayne Nannup

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IronMerge is pleased to announce that Des Headland and Wayne Nannup have joined the board of IronMerge as new majority shareholders and company directors.

IronMerge thanks Ian Taylor for his founding vision and energy, wishing him the very best in his next initiative. While Ian is no longer associated with IronMerge, the roads he paved for the business will be remembered.

The new members of the IronMerge board bring a wealth of experience and connections to the business, enabling its next phase of sustainable growth. The company will continue to operate IronMerge People - providing award winning labour solutions (recruitment services and labour hire). The IronMerge Industrial division will become a core growth pillar, offering industrial consumables, hardware, tooling, plumbing and PPE with over 70,000 stocked items.

Des Headland is a proven entrepreneur and will leverage his considerable public profile to expand the IronMerge client base. Wayne Nannup is a lawyer and was most recently the CEO of South West Land and Sea Council, and brings with him significant industry credibility and networks. Together, Des and Wayne will drive the business forward to the next level, harnessing their commercial strengths, their passion for social impact, and commitment to relentless customer service. 

October 2022

ISO Certification for Client Reassurance

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 IronMerge is pleased to be certified to ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 45001 (OSH) and ISO 14001 (Environment). It provides further reassurance to our clients of our sustainability and progress.

This is another significant milestone in the evolution of our business. Incorporated in late 2019, IronMerge has already won the Australian Mining Aboriginal Business of the Year and finalist in the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce & Industry Awards two years running.

We prioritise our clients and our people, and will never deviate from our founding values:

April 2022

IronMerge Chairman interview with Australian Mining Review

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Our Chairman, Ian Taylor, sat down with Australian Mining Review recently to discuss the new way of partnering with industry.

We're pretty chuffed with the article - it's a great read and we hope you think so too!

"Commercial Coalitions" are the new story, eliminating inauthentic partnerships and instead creating genuine symbiotic relationships that enhance the impact of both businesses.

Heatleys and IronMerge work together in an exciting Commercial Coalition that charts a new way forward. IronMerge Industrial operates together with Heatleys to provide cost competitive, relentless customer service, and the power of a statewide warehouse network with access to over 1 million products.

Read the full article here:

December 2021

New HR platform catapults IronMerge to cutting edge

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IronMerge People has successfully implemented the FoundU Workforce Management System, exponentially scaling its maturity and responsiveness to market demand.

FoundU is Australia's most advanced end-to-end workforce management system

IronMerge uses FoundU to provide recruiting, onboarding, rostering staff and processing of payroll, on any device anywhere. Powerful in-built tools accurately calculate pay, remaining leave, super costs & more. 


HR tools to reduce admin & improve compliance

All employee documentation is organised in one place, speeding up our candidate onboarding, and saving time. Historical employee records along with payroll and super are all available in the one platform. 

November 2021

Indigenous trades excel on Nyamal Country

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IronMerge Chairman Ian Taylor announced that the IronMerge workforce across the Pilbara had exceeded 70% Indigenous.  
"During the past few months, our clients have relied on IronMerge to fill their demand of blue and white collar roles, including trade assistants, HSEQ officers, supervisors, riggers and machine operators.  
As a certified member of RCSA we've become a trusted source of placing qualified candidates, safely and reliably, even in the middle of an acute labour shortage.  
Our people identify strongly with our values of Safely, Dignity, Humility and Home, allowing us grow a positive work culture and positive customer response".
Speaking upon the Indigenous employment mix, Ian said that "we are finding that Aboriginal women and men are drawn to the safer cultural space of IronMerge, identifying with our values and the mentoring we have in place.  We aren't limiting ourselves to placing Aboriginal people in jobs.  We are placing Indigenous and non-Indigenous candidates alike - charting a strong path forward for the future, as the business continues scaling".

September 2021

IronMerge puts new Komatsu digger to work for NRW!

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Innovative Indigenous  Business Partnering | IronMerge and NRW

IronMerge Chairman Ian Taylor today celebrated a significant milestone with NRW General Manager Civil, Dennis Donjerkovich at the commissioning of its Komatsu 30t PC290LC Excavator.  


The Komatsu machine was purchased by IronMerge and will be hired out to NRW for initial deployment on the FMG Iron Bridge project, operated by an experienced IronMerge driver.


The acquisition of the new excavator was made possible by NRW's commitment to engaging Indigenous business leveraging a sustainable and innovative framework.  Ian Taylor acknowledged the support of NRW at the commissioning ceremony, "IronMerge is proud to take its relationship with NRW to the next level with the deployment of this new Komatsu excavator.  It will be working on Nyamal Country, operated by IronMerge and delivering local impact".


IronMerge is a Supply Nation business providing employment and procurement services to the resources and infrastructure sector.  IronMerge People is certified to the Recruitment, Staffing and Consulting Association of Australia (RSCA), providing innovative labour hire and employment services.  The IronMerge Assets business provides procurement and materials management services, allowing resource projects to outsource their materials sourcing to the expertise of IronMerge Assets professionals.  Using a global network of OEM and wholesale suppliers, the IronMerge Assets team locks in costs and savings for construction & maintenance projects.

June 2021

FINALIST! Port Hedland Business of the Year

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IronMerge is excited to be a finalist in the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce & Industry awards for Aboriginal Business of the Year - for the 2nd year running!  Amid a tightly contested field, IronMerge's submission stood out -  recognising the success of the SIMPEC Joint Venture works for Pilbara Minerals.  We also congratulate our fellow finalists (IBN Group, MIB Traffic, Bobbi Lockyer Creative, and Bloodwood Tree Association) and look forward to seeing you on the night.

May 2021

Fencing Finesse for BHP

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IronMerge recently completed a major fencing contract for BHP's Newman operations, securing their Mining Area C datapod facility.  The fencing was delivered on time and the project finished ahead of schedule with a very satisfied client.  IronMerge was presented with a "BHP BrightSpot" certificate acknowledging the success of the works and the great collaboration with BHP site personnel.

March 2021

Pilbara Minerals - Major Contract Win

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IronMerge and its JV partner, SIMPEC are currently delivering the Stage 1 Improvement Works to the Pilbara Minerals Pilgangoora site.  This $15m project will create over 50 direct jobs with a minimum 20% Indigenous workforce, setting a high bar for projects of this complexity.  IronMerge is recruiting riggers and trade assistants right now... check the Employment page for further details!

December 2020 


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IronMerge has moved into The Garden Office Park, in Osborne Park.  Located on Level 2, Building C, 255 Scarborough Beach Road, the office provides a compelling experience for our staff and clients - set among beautiful parklands and amenities.  IronMerge is situated close to its clients and stakeholders, and also retains its office shared with the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce.

December 2020 

WINNER - Prospects 2020 Business of the Year!

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IronMerge has WON the national mining industry's Prospect Award for Indigenous Engagement!  Up against very quality contenders Monadelphous, Boom Logistics and Sandvik, IronMerge has scooped the prize for demonstrating the best Indigenous engagement across the mining sector.
We've employed many Aboriginal people, including providing new pathways for Aboriginal people previously caught in the cycle of the justice system.  Our clients are thrilled with the quality of our people, and we're determined to deliver Relentless Customer Service to everyone we work with.

November 2020 

Finalist for Port Hedland Business of the Year!

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IronMerge was announced as a finalist for Aboriginal Business of the Year in the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce Awards.  We've been supporting the Port Hedland region by employing local people on local jobs, including FMG's Iron Bridge project where IronMerge machine operators have been delivering quality work to NRW.

January 2020 

BHP Industrial Goods  | Keeping cool in the Pilbara

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IronMerge (Industrial Products) division has been contracted to supply neck coolers for BHP team members in the Pilbara.  IronMerge has an incredible range of industrial goods including electrical, tooling and safety - sourced globally via our acquisition of Winchester Procurement Australia. With a team of sourcing specialists in Australia and the UK, IronMerge accesses a global network to deliver a local impact.

Call 1300 58 51 51 to discuss your requirements.

November 2019 

Venturex civil works | Success and safety!

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IronMerge successfully completed a civil works contract for Venturex's Sulphur Springs project.
The Sulphur Springs project is located 144 km to the south east of Port Hedland and includes the Sulphur Springs and Kangaroo Caves deposits together with tenements along the 27 km Panorama Trend that contains six advanced targets that have returned intersections of commercial grade copper and zinc.

IronMerge was engaged to provide rehabilitation works and track clearance in a remote location with steep terrain.  All works were completed safely, on time and on budget together with our partner Carey Mining Services.

IronMerge has the experience, fleet, and capability to deliver on all civil works requirements.  Call 1300 58 51 51 to discuss your requirements.

October 2019

BHP Spells Out Mining's Social Challenges

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"Is Australia facing a unique challenge in delivering sustainable value in the future? How does the national landscape compare to the international mining sector?

The flip side of a challenge is an opportunity. I think that Australia, and in particular Western Australia, is facing a unique opportunity to lead the transition into the safe, smart, inclusive and sustainable mining that the world requires" - Osvaldo UrzĂșa PhD.

This excerpt from today's article in Australian Mining News vindicates the traction and momentum of social impact and license-to-operate.

IronMerge is a Nyamal family business with a strong board of directors delivering comprehensive support solutions to O&G and Mining projects.  IronMerge is providing local employment opportunities to Aboriginal people with a vision of Closing the Gap and strengthening communities.

1300 58 51 51