Italian manufacturer MB S.p.A. has appointed Semco Equipment Sales as distributor for Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand.

Under the distribution arrangement, Semco will sell, service and support the MB Crusher range of specialised buckets in the region. Distribution in the western and central states will continue through DM Breaker in Perth.

Graham Murphy of Semco said: "We are very pleased with the MB Crushers appointment which will enable us to assist our customers to achieve the full productivity potential of their current equipment fleet as well as adding flexibility to future equipment purchases.

"MB Crushers is an acknowledged world leader in bucket crusher technology. The company has an outstanding approach to quality and manages all manufacturing processes from research and development to production and sales. MB controls the complete supply chain to ensure its products conform to the highest "Made in Italy" quality standards."

Crusher and screening buckets allow operators and contractors to reprocess materials in situ, helping reduce the load on the environment by making useful by-products of otherwise low value raw feed, which may add significantly to their profitability. In urban areas, the carting and dumping costs alone often mean a fast ROI, and in rural areas it can mean producing very useful and valuable materials in places where buying materials is often prohibitively expensive.

A high performance crusher or screening bucket also has the advantage of being able to recycle materials on-site without having to find a suitable dump. There is also the opportunity of on-selling aggregates produced by this process to customers within the industry. Crushed bricks for example can be turned into decorative aggregates in the required particle sizes.

MB's range of products includes crusher buckets, screening buckets and grapples. Crusher buckets are supplied in sizes to suit four to 70-tonne OP operating weight host machines and its range of screening buckets cover machines in the 2.6 tonnes to 35 tonnes operating weight range.