Safetech supplied a Gorbel gantry crane to Proform Tops and Laminates North for manufacturing engineered stone in their workshop.
Proform is owned by the Bates Family and manufactures kitchen and bathroom components in addition to supplying solid surface, laminate and board products to the trade.
Proform operates a large kitchen showroom for builders, cabinet makers, designers and retailers.
A leading manufacturer of post-formed benchtops in the Far North, Proform decided to introduce a solid surface product.
To achieve the best production results, Proform had to establish a workshop suitable for manufacturing engineered stone.
Safetech supplied a Gorbel gantry crane to maximise efficiency and reduce manual handling in the workshop.
The crane combined work cell coverage with ease of movement. Safetech’s engineers worked with Proform to ensure that the crane delivered maximum floor coverage.
Geoff Bates, Proform Tops Managing Director comments that the new gantry crane has simplified moving the sheets of stone and acrylic around the working and machining area.
He acknowledges Safetech’s support from the design stage of the gantry through to the delivered product that was assembled and installed by Proform without any problems.
Proform focuses on excellent quality control, high productivity and safe worker-friendly manufacturing processes. Since the crane was installed, injuries and worker fatigue are no longer concerns while productivity and worker morale has also increased.