The story of how the idea behind Blupoint evolved speaks for itself. Graham worked as a maintenance contractor for heavy mining equipment at a mine in Pilbara, Western Australia. When a storm flooded the only road to the quarry, all shipments of spare parts and consumables stopped. Graham realized that the small stock of bucket teeth at the mine would soon run out, threatening a complete shutdown. He had to quickly figure out a way to reuse the worn bucket teeth.
He succeeded, and realised immediately that the solution had great potential, but that it also had to be developed so it could be patented. Graham worked on development for several years while running his other business. In 2007 his hard work was crowned with success in the form of a patent and Graham founded BluPoint Rebuilt Ground Engaging Tools Pty Ltd.
Graham J Gibbon suddenly passed away on October 13, 2010. A few weeks earlier, his innovative approach had been nominated for the 2010 Swedish Steel Prize. Graham was described as an easy-going person, dedicated and creative designer with vast experience of practical problem-solving.
Today the company owns several patents and thousands of rebuilt G.E.T's have been supplied to several Tier 1 Miners in Western Australia such as Newmont, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.
In 2013, SSAB acquired BluPoint Rebuilt Ground Engaging Tools Pty Ltd, and today we are a certified Hardox Wearparts Centre offering a range of wearparts for the mining industry.