Australis Engineering has won the tender to update the Royal Australian Mint’s materials handling and warehousing system.
Australis Engineering’s proposed solution to the Royal Australian Mint’s requirements incorporates high levels of process automation, modernised infrastructure and equipment, and re-engineered processes to:
- Increase the physical security of coinage blanks and coins
- Reduce OH&S risks through the physical separation of people and equipment
- Reduce or eliminate manual handling within the Royal Australian Mint
- Automate the real time accounting and auditing of blanks and coins as they progress through the receipt, production, storage and delivery processes and
- Minimise time wasted with work in progress and the transportation of materials around the Mint’s premises
The project provides for the complete design, supply, installation and commissioning of equipment and systems. This project will address all aspects of materials handling, warehousing and inventory control from receipt of blank coin, through manufacturing and production, quality control and warehousing, to the despatch of finished circulating coins.
The project will align with the current building refurbishment project, with delivery programmed for March 2009. The total value of the materials handling and warehousing system contract is $7.4 million
“Australis Engineering’s proposal is state of the art. Along with the refurbishment project the new automated system using robots, automated guided vehicles and a unique multi-axis bucket elevator blank delivery system will ensure the Mint is a truly modern manufacturing facility that will not only meet all the Mint’s stated requirements but will attract thousands of additional visitors to the upgraded public gallery when the refurbished Mint reopens to the public in early 2009” said Janine Murphy, CEO of the Royal Australian Mint.
“Australis Engineering is proud to have won the contract and very keen to be associated with the Royal Australian Mint as it undergoes a significant period of upgrading and modernising all aspects of its operations” said Phillip Gustafson, Managing Director of Australis Engineering.