Hitachi Gunnedah's new warehouse site off the Kamilaroi Highway could mean more jobs in the industry.
After four-and-a-half years on the Old Blue Vale Road between Gunnedah and Boggabri, Hitachi has moved into a bigger and better warehouse, which has benefits for all.
Hitachi Gunnedah's major project manager Tony Mingay said not only would the new site mean easier transport access and greater presence in town, but it would also mean more job opportunities for locals.
"As soon as we settle down in the new warehouse ... maybe the start of 2020 ... we'll look at putting more apprentices on," Mr Mingay said.
"It's good for the local community, with kids coming out of school hopefully ... interested in mechanical and electrical trades."
Services and parts manager Matthew Bradley said already the new site had created more jobs.
"We moved from three people in the old warehouse and we're now sitting at eight," Mr Bradley said.
"Over the past 12 months we've employed around eight field service tradesmen, and we look to at least put in another dozen positions.
"There's huge potential within the industry, not just this facility."
Hitachi Gunnedah held its official opening on Friday, which featured tours of the facilities, machines on display, and even a jumping castle for the kids.