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Bastian Solutions Announces the Formation of Bastian Australia Pty Limited

November 2011 (Sydney, Australia) – Bastian Solutions (, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., recently opened a new office in Sydney, Australia, as the company continues its international expansion to better serve customers and growing industrial markets.

"We are pleased to expand into Sydney to better serve our global customers and develop new markets," remarked Bill Bastian II, President of Bastian Solutions.

In conjunction with opening the new office, Bastian has hired a General Manager and will continue hiring several new positions from the Sydney area—including an office manager, field sales engineers, project engineers, and field technicians.

Allan Slingsby, the new General Manager of Bastian Australia, joined the company earlier this year and is excited about Bastian’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region.

"We are thrilled to offer ‘Bastian Solutions’ and quality materials handling products to the local market," said Slingsby. "It is a pleasure to be a part of a 59-year-old family company that continues to grow and expand

Bastian Australia is currently installing its first material handling system in the Sydney area, valued at more than $12 million USD, with additional projects underway. The new office is also receiving several requests for proposals and has a base of suppliers ready to help serve customers throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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About Bastian Solutions:
Bastian Solutions, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, is one of the largest independent, material handling system integrators in the world. Since 1952, Bastian has been an innovator in the field of material handling and controls and has now grown to include 16 domestic and six international offices including: Canada, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Australia. For more information on the company, visit