Bonfiglioli is investing further ‘Down Under’ with new testing, assembly and quality control facilities in New Zealand complementing greatly expanded stockholdings there.
The stockholdings, now totaling more than $NZ2 million, permit wider customer choice, custom engineering to individual needs and quicker delivery for many of Bonfiglioli’s most advanced and popular drives, says Neil Pollington, the company’s NZ National Sales Manager.
The expanded Bonfiglioli NZ facility, which supports Bonfiglioli’s national distribution network, now also incorporates assembly and testing equipment for several of the top selling ranges from among the $NZ1.3 billion worth of products the global Bonfiglioli group sells annually.
The Auckland facility complements the new larger branch of Bonfiglioli Transmission (Aust) , including its expanded Sydney Head facilities, which undertake local assembly of some of the world’s most technically advanced heavy duty drives, the HDP parallel shaft and HDO bevel helicals.
“Bonfiglioli New Zealand now has four specialist staff working in our expanded assembly area, where we can now more swiftly and precisely tailor drives to customer requirements, said Mr Pollington.
Facilities include a new spray booth for customised coatings and a special assembly press for precision assembly of gears, bearings and seals, while also checking the machining tolerances of castings and parts to ensure optimum reliability. In one operation, the special assembly machine also permits rotational checks for low noise/ smooth running performance, as well as testing the energy draw and testing to ensure correct ratios.
Expanded stocking in New Zealand now includes:
- ACTIVE drives up to 110kw
- Full ranges of worm product
- Full ranges of SYN10 and SYNPLUS variable speed drives up to 11kw
- Helical bevel up to 14,000 Nm and 100mm shaft
- Helical and Inline Helical up to 4,000 Nm and 80mm shaft
- Planetary up to 5,500 Nm
- STD 50 Hz motors from 0.12-30kW in brake and non-brake models
- UL 60 Hz motors from 0.18-22kW in brake and non-brake models
Mr Malcolm Lewis, Australasian Managing Director of Bonfiglioli Transmission (Aust), says the expansion of the NZ operation will have many benefits for Bonfiglioli distributors and customers.