Environmentally friendly drive-systems assembly facility opened

Drives solutions group, SEW-Eurodrive, has opened the largest drive-systems assembly and repair facility in Perth, Western Australia.

Located in the industrial suburb of Welshpool, the new premises has on-site assembly, service and training facilities and is manned by a team of engineers and technical staff.

According to SEW-Eurodrive WA state manager, Trevor Hughes the new facility is four times the size of the company’s previous premises and has been purpose-designed to accommodate the assembly and repair of larger-sized complete drive packages.

“This 2300 sq m site features 800 sq m of electrical and mechanical workshops,” he said.

“In addition to 16-tonne and five-tonne overhead gantry cranes, we also have a two-tonne jib crane. This heavy-lifting capability – plus the additional workshop space – will facilitate the assembly and repair of larger size drive assemblies.

“This extended capacity enhances SEW-Eurodrive’s ability to support heavy industry, especially the mining industry. It also has capacity to hold over $1 million of stock,” Mr Hughes said.

SEW-Eurodrive has also improved its environmental performance, with the new building designed with energy savings in mind. It features special construction for thermal resistance and a wall facade system designed to maximise the use of natural light.

“Reducing environmental impact has always been a priority to SEW-Eurodrive,” Mr Hughes said.

“This new centre will help us to reduce our own carbon footprint as we help the end-users of our drives solutions to reduce theirs.”