About Us

About us
About us

Gulf Conveyor Systems.

Experience. Insight. Success.

Since 2004 Gulf Conveyor Systems has been successfully designing materials handling solutions that maximise the productivity of mining assets. Our reputation for fault-finding and analysis of existing infrastructure is highly regarded and sort after and drives our continued success and growth.

Our extensive experience and insight drive the development of our new technologies that further optimises the performance of your materials handling assets such as transfer chutes.


The GCS Leadership Team:

In 2010 Col published the Transfer Chute Design Manual, available on this web site.

Colin Benjamin. Managing Director
B.E. (Chem)., FAIM

With over 40 years involvement in design and maintenance of bulk material handling systems, Colin’s experience is extensive and his knowledge thorough.

Colin began his career in materials handling in 1970 with Goodyear Tyre and Rubber as a conveyor engineer. Working successfully on various conveyor systems and designs he was in short time transferred to a management role in Western Australia becoming involved with the rapidly growing iron ore export industry in the Pilbara Region.

Colin continued to develop his expertise in the bulk materials handling industry, overseeing projects such as the Moonee Colliery coal clearance system.

In 2004, Colin founded Gulf Conveyor Systems as a consultancy, where he has continued to develop his ideas with a focus on maintainability and reliability.

Chute for perfection.
A key aspect of conveyor system reliability has always been the performance of transfer chutes. Year in and year out, Colin’s passion for transfer chute perfection has initiated a wealth of research into their design. Most recently this included sponsorship of Dr Shams Huque’s Doctorate thesis on transfer chutes and in particular material trajectories. This culminated in the development of extremely reliable material trajectory calculation software, as well as the 2010 published book ‘The Transfer Chute Design Manual’ which has now been sold in over 30 different countries.

Furthermore, he has delivered papers on key topics associated with conveyor system design and maintenance to many local and international forums and has consulted to most of the major mining houses.

With ideas already translated into worldwide patents, Colin remains focused on the development of technology to further improve the reliability, efficiency and performance of bulk material handling systems throughout the mining industry.