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Automotive Workshop Furniture

Engineered in Europe to the highest standard using only the best materials, Levanta’s range of work labs and benches are built to last, keeping your workshop productive and safe.

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Levanta completes new turnkey fitout for Bill Buckle Auto Group

Holistic approach delivers workshop efficiencies

Levanta has completed a brand new VW and Toyota workshop facility incorporating 28 bays for Bill Buckle Auto Group in Brookvale NSW.

The client’s previous workshop, housed in a 22 bay sawtooth building dating from the early 90s, was demolished to make way for their all-new facility. During the new building’s construction, staff and equipment were relocated to a temporary facility to give the Group time and space to create their ideal layout.

With a ‘clean sheet’ to work from, Bill Buckle Auto Group collaborated with Levanta to plan their ideal new workshop layout.

 

An integrated workshop encompassing two OEMs

Levanta worked with Bill Buckle Auto Group and their architect over a two year period, getting involved right from the initial planning stages. The exacting process included many face-to-face meetings and had a major focus on incorporating efficiency for their technicians.

One interesting challenge was that Bill Buckle Auto Group’s workshop bays needed to handle a diverse range of vehicles, from the smaller Polo cars right up to larger delivery vans like the long wheelbase Crafter or the Amarok ute.

To meet this need Levanta provided Jager 2 post hoists, scissor lifts that allowed wide-open door access for “under-dash” work, and knuckle lifts for wheel alignment services.

Designing and delivering a comprehensive turnkey workshop fitout

The Levanta team incorporated fully reticulated oils, air, and water to every bay. Additionally three bays were fitted with exhaust extraction equipment via a pull-out hose that clipped onto the vehicle exhaust pipe.

Since the Auto Group handles two different OEMs – VW and Toyota – Levanta’s design incorporated two separate workshops, located either side of the administration facilities.

Each workshop was correctly colour coded according to the OEM’s Corporate Identity requirements, and Dura workshop furniture from the UK offered a high-class and professional finish.

Levanta delivers complex project seamlessly

The Levanta team incorporated fully reticulated oils, air, and water to every bay. Additionally three bays were fitted with exhaust extraction equipment via a pull-out hose that clipped onto the vehicle exhaust pipe.

Since the Auto Group handles two different OEMs – VW and Toyota – Levanta’s design incorporated two separate workshops, located either side of the administration facilities.

Each workshop was correctly colour coded according to the OEM’s Corporate Identity requirements, and Dura workshop furniture from the UK offered a high-class and professional finish.

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New Rockhampton Bridgestone franchise fitted out by Levanta

In-house project management team delivers improved efficiencies

Levanta has handed over a brand new, full turn-key workshop fitout for Bridgestone’s Rockhampton branch.

The Bridgestone B-Select franchisee carried out extensive research before locking in a supplier, and spoke to several of Levanta’s previous clients. Their feedback convinced the franchisee to select Levanta for the workshop fitout job.

Andrew Walsh, Bridgestone Australia’s Auto Service Advisor for Queensland, said, “We engaged Levanta because we wanted to partner with an industry-recognised supplier of quality equipment, and somebody who was able to maintain our standards within the partnership.”

The workshop – a new build from the ground up – had to comply with Bridgestone’s Corporate Identity requirements. “It was a “turn-key” build, everything from the floors to brand new equipment, colour matched specifically for Bridgestone,” said Andrew.

Backup service and support for the new equipment would be critically important to the new franchisee. Levanta’s national support network was another key factor in their decision.

 

Quality workshop equipment and seamless fitouts from Levanta

Bridgestone’s Andrew Walsh summarised the fitout experience: “Everything was very transparent and seamless. I would recommend Levanta to anybody that is looking at establishing a business and wanting to fit it out with new, quality equipment,” he said.

Levanta works with major tyre retailers, dealership chains, the mining industry and many other clients throughout Australia. Our team of fitout experts have the experience to deliver a custom design that meets and exceeds your business’s requirements.

Levanta fitout team works closely alongside Bridgestone

Thanks to Levanta’s in-house project management team, the communication process with Bridgestone’s project management team and the new franchisee was very clear. This took some of the pressure off Bridgestone’s national team to ensure a smooth and timely delivery of the project.

Although the new Bridgestone B-Select franchisee did have prior experience in service stations, they were new to the tyre business. That meant they needed a workshop partner that could recommend the right equipment for the business – not simply supplying a ‘cookie cutter’ design used at other sites.

“With wheel alignments it’s very important to get a car in and out as quickly as possible,” Andrew said. “There’s expectations as to how long they are going to wait for an alignment, so it needs to be streamlined.”

While Bridgestone B-Select have a standard layout for their tyre workshops, Levanta were able to design a slightly better layout for this site, by identifying some specific efficiencies.

And of course, as a brand new business it was extremely important that the workshop fitout delivered the best possible ROI for the budget.

“Where Levanta did quite well was ensuring that the tyre fitting machines were in place in front of the fitting bays,” Andrew said. “This ensured that care of ease and workplace health and safety were all taken into account for the fitters.”

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Rio Tinto – Marandoo Mine WA

Mining in a remove and harsh environment, Rio Tinto needed a company they could rely on to get the job done no matter the site complications, so they called Levanta and we delivered.

Project Challenge

Based on our successful completion of a previous project, Rio Tinto required a solution to lift a wide range of heavy and light vehicles in a remote and harsh environment in the Pilbara Iron Ore mining region of Western Australia. The site is subject to high concentrations of red Iron Ore dust, high winds, cyclones and extreme temperatures.

Our Solution

Levanta supplied an OMER KAR350-10 35 ton 10 metre Knuckle Lift 3 years ago to RTIO it has performed without any faults to date, and has only required standard annual certification checks. This hoist is used daily to lift prime movers, trucks, buses, various items of plant and some light vehicles.

Client Benefit

Rio Tinto received a high availability, safe lifting solution that to this day still delivers, even in the extremely harsh environment that they have to work in.

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Rio Tinto – Hope Downs Mine WA

Mining in a remove and harsh environment, Rio Tinto needed a company they could rely on to get the job done no matter the site complications, so they called Levanta and we delivered.

Project Challenge

Deliver a solution to lift a wide range of heavy and light vehicles in a remote and harsh environment in the Pilbara Iron Ore mining region of Western Australia. The site is subject to high concentrations of red Iron Ore dust, high winds, cyclones and extreme temperatures.

Our Solution

Levanta supplied an OMER KAR350-10 35 ton 10 metre Knuckle Lift 3 years ago to RTIO it has performed without any faults to date, and has only required standard annual certification checks. This hoist is used daily to lift prime movers, trucks, buses, various items of plant and some light vehicles.

Client Benefit

Rio Tinto received a high availability, safe lifting solution that to this day still delivers, even in the extremely harsh environment that they have to work in.

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Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific – Murarrie QLD

Due to the enormity and variety of sites in the Bowen Basin, Dyno Nobel required a mobile lubrication storage and dispensing system for their service facility. They engaged Levanta to fulfil the brief for their extreme needs.

Project Challenge

Dyno Nobel provide a wide range of blasting materials and services to the mines in the Bowen Basin of Queensland. To allow them to best serve their client’s needs, they have a fleet of vehicles securely moving their products around on mine sites to get the materials to the job. They are also responsible for servicing their fleet of vehicles in remote areas to ensure maximum availability of the mechanical plant items. As a part of the service facility, Dyno Nobel required a solution to allow them to store and dispense Lubricants to a diverse fleet of vehicles and other pieces of plant.

Our Solution

Levanta supplied a fully self-contained hydrocarbon container complete with Bunded catch tank in the base, bulk lube storage tanks, waste oil storage tank, oil and air distribution pipework and digital meters and hose reels.

Client Benefit

Dyno Nobel are now able to service their diverse fleet of equipment in a timely manner. They can now be confident that they can continue to deliver a positive business experience for their clients in an environmentally friendly manner.

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BHP – Area C WA

BHP – Lubrication Container

Due to the enormity and variety of sites, BHP required a rapidly deployable and mobile lubrication storage and dispensing system for Area C. They engaged Levanta to fulfil the brief for their extreme environment in WA.

Project Challenge

BHP Billiton required a mobile lube storage and dispensing system capable of being re-located easily, through the use of existing equipment. The solution needed to be robust and capable of being used in the extreme environment of the Pilbara in Western Australia.

Our Solution

Levanta supplied a custom built 20 sea container, modified to allow for the storage of bulk lubricants as well as smaller volumes in 20 – 208 litre drums. The container was modified to have a bunded area in the base, with a grated floor above the bunded catch area. The Unit was fitted with a bulk lubricant storage tank, hose reels, oil reticulation from the tank and drums to the reels and a compressed air distribution system to provide an energy source for the air driven oil pumps.

Client Benefit

The client received a custom solution which perfectly fit their needs functionally, and as a robust, secure lubrication storage container, while providing BHP with the surety of knowing that the solution is highly environmentally stable and friendly.

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RIO TINTO – Amrun

Levanta completes lube fitout for FNQ mining workshop

Rio Tinto is investing $2.6 billion in their Amrun metal-grade bauxite mine in the Weipa region of Far North Queensland.

As part of this massive operation they required a Heavy Vehicle maintenance workshop, complete with the reticulation of major lubricants and coolant. Rio Tinto engaged Levanta to design, fabricate, supply, install and commission the required facility.

Levanta provided the complete set of drawings, manuals and documentation to the specification of the principal builder (Decmil), the EPCM (Bechtel) and the company (Rio Tinto).

Comprehensive, user-friendly workshop lubrication systems

Levanta supplied the complete lubrication package, incorporating two containerised lubrication storage and pumping systems. The lubrication system was reticulated to both the mobile equipment maintenance (MEM) workshop and Haulmax bay.

The project included the fabrication, supply and installation of two bunded lube containers, fitted out with air operated pumps, piping, control, valves and labelling, as well as portable mobile oil stores (tanks).

Levanta also supplied, installed, and commissioned three full featured packaged compressed air systems to the MEM, Haulmax and tyre bay.

Five reel racks were installed complete with large 23m hose reels, including new oil, waste oil, coolant, and air hoses. Most of the hose reels are spring-return, but with the larger, heavier hoses (40mm in diameter and 23 metres long), Levanta added powered pneumatic retraction to ensure a more user-friendly and efficient retraction operation.

Safety and efficiency the primary considerations

The system had extensive protection in terms of thermal relief valves, pneumatic controlled isolation valves, and control points at each reel rack. The oil pumps themselves are protected by Pump Runaway Protection Devices. In the event that the oil runs low in tank, this device will stop the pump and prevent it from damaging itself.

Electric cut-off solenoids (which need to be manually switched on for oil dispensing) provided an additional level of safety.

Tank level monitoring and alarms prevent over-filling and enable management of refilling and ordering in of new supplies in good time.

Levanta also supplied and installed all piping, labelling, tagging, drawing mark-ups, shop drawings, MDR, commissioning documentation and manuals.

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City of Swan – Perth WA

The City of Swan required an efficient lubrication system to be fitted to their new workshop. They went to the market to determine what the best fit for their needs was and after several weeks of discussions with various suppliers, they were still no closer to a solution.

Project Challenge

The City of Swan required an efficient lubrication system to be fitted to their new workshop. They went to the market to determine what the best fit for their needs was and after several weeks of discussions with various suppliers, they were still no closer to a solution.

Our Solution

Levanta requested a meeting to gain a better insight to the needs of the City of Swan and from this meeting we were able to design a fit for purpose lubrication system. The client accepted the plan, confident that our proposal was exactly what they needed.

The project included:

Client Benefit

City of Swan achieved the perfect solution for their new workshop, with limited disruption to works, which was a good fit for their needs and their budget.

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