Craven Industries


Explore how Craven Industries, a key player in the underground mining sector in Queensland and New South Wales, leverages WorkGuru to maintain a comprehensive track of thousands of parts and machinery across multiple regions. This case study highlights the transformation in their operations, significantly enhancing efficiency and customer service.

About Craven Industries

Under the leadership of Managing Director Craig Christensen, Craven Industries provides essential maintenance, repair, overhaul, and rental services for the underground mining industry. Efficient management of extensive machinery and vehicle inventory is crucial to the success of their operations in Queensland, New South Wales, and international markets.
Craven Industries

The Challenge For Craven Industries

Craven Industries relied on outdated paper-based methods to manage its machinery and vehicle inventory before transitioning to a more sophisticated system. The existing system was inefficient, full of errors, and lacked real-time tracking capabilities, leading to unexpected delays and a bad reputation.

Real-time tracking was critical for the company to keep up with its competitors and ensure compliance with safety regulations, maintenance schedules, and operational efficiency.
"We were constantly battling with the lag in information, which made it difficult to respond to client needs promptly and maintain our equipment effectively."

- Craig Christensen, Owner

Key Benefits

Real-time Tracking
Asset Management
Inventory Accuracy
Operational efficiency


Craven Industries
In 2022, Craven Industries revolutionised its operational approach by integrating WorkGuru with its existing systems. This platform provides an all-encompassing solution for asset management, project management, CRM, and more. WorkGuru's robust asset management capability was a standout, enabling precise tracking of each asset, which was critical for maintenance and compliance.

WorkGuru tracks equipment hours to maintain optimal conditions for the next job. It integrates asset tracking with project and contact records, enhancing efficiency and simplifying inventory management for Craven Industries.
"A lot of the stock we use has a recommended life based on hours of use, so we can track these hours to ensure they are living up to that guarantee. WorkGuru helps us to do this."
Craig Christensen
Craven Industries


"WorkGuru's customer service is top-notch; they’ve been instrumental in helping us use the system to its full potential."

- Craig Christensen, Owner at Craven Industries
Craven Industries has significantly enhanced equipment accuracy and stock tracking with WorkGuru. The system records the operational hours of every item with great precision, ensuring compliance with usage recommendations and warranty conditions. The team can easily update and review the history of returned equipment with the comprehensive asset management system, which helps them maintain it in optimal condition for the next job.

Craig exceeds customer expectations with reliable access to asset histories and part usage records. As Craig highlighted, the enhancement allows for strategic decision-making on effective and sustainable incentives, such as providing free spare parts.


Craven Industries’ partnership with WorkGuru has streamlined its operations and enhanced its service delivery, making it a leader in the mining support sector. WorkGuru’s exceptional customer service continues to play a crucial role in helping them maximise the platform's benefits.

Are you interested in enhancing your business operations like Craven Industries? Contact us today to book your free trial and see what WorkGuru can do for you. 

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