BONFIGLIOLI industrial motors and drives group is undertaking the largest expansion of its service facilities in Australasia, more than doubling the size of its Sydney headquarters.
Managing director Malcolm Lewis said the new $8 million facility accommodates a Drive Service Centre (DSC) equipped to meet Bonfiglioli's global technical and service standards.
"The DSC, managed by Matt Ryan, will be our technical competence centre for all Bonfiglioli products sold by BTA.
“The new Drive Service Centre at Glendenning headquarters is further complemented by Bonfiglioli branch offices around Australia, plus a new branch in Auckland, New Zealand, where we have a joint assembly venture facility with our BEST Partner, Motion Industries New Zealand," Mr Lewis said.
In addition to the capital investment in the new Australasian headquarters, Bonfiglioli is spending a further $8 million on stock inventories in Australia and New Zealand to ensure the broad availability and prompt deliveries of its drive technologies.
"We are giving top priority to technology, range, inventory and service in Australasia," Mr Lewis said.
"Among the many benefits that the expanded Drive Service Centre will provide are sophisticated engineering capabilities that help ensure machinery is tailored to individual customer needs, and are designed to give optimum performance in particular applications.
“The DSC will also provide field support for the latest technologies that we are introducing throughout our range.
"The expanded service capabilities encompass the spectrum of gearbox technologies, ranging from hydraulic and electro-mechanical types to advanced electronic drives, as well as non-standard and combination types. Such versatility is vital in sophisticated processing and heavy industrial areas, ranging from areas such as food and chemical processing to mining and resources," Mr Lewis said.
The electronic services offered by Bonfiglioli in Australia and New Zealand are in turn complemented by the Mechatronics DSC headquarters located in Melbourne, which concentrates on mechatronics technology that integrates state-of-the-art mechanical and electronic process control.
Additionally, a large selection of 2D and 3D technical drawings is now available for download in TXT and PDF format from the website www.bonfiglioli.com.au. This connection to Bonfiglioli's internationally proven Mosaico Engineering link also facilitates access to guided product selections, technical specifications and online help.