Levanta implements wireless fluid traceability system in NZ workshop fitout.

Penske is a global organisation with a major commitment to continue their expansion into Australia and New Zealand. Prior to 2018 Penske had 2 main workshop facilities in New Zealand. One located in Auckland and the other located in Tauranga. As the first two workshop were located on the North Island, in 2018 a decision was made to build a brand-new heavy vehicle workshop facility in Christchurch (South Island). In the past Levanta had completed multiple successful projects for Penske in Australia across WA, NSW and QLD. Therefore, due to the strong relationship and extensive knowledge/experience in the heavy vehicle workshop sector, Levanta was engaged once again to carry out the design and fit-out of a complete turnkey workshop for the new facility.

Project Challenge

One of the challenges encountered included the overhead crane. Due to the overhead crane all reticulated services such as oil, coolant, air and waste either was routed on the perimeter of building or via in ground service ducts. Levanta worked closely with Calder Stewart to ensure all inground services were designed and positioned in optimum locations. Another challenge included the lack of traceability of new product being used for service work. Levanta proposed a wireless fluid management system to monitor all oil, coolant and waste oil products complete with tank level monitors and monitoring dispensers.

Our Solution

The solution comprised of a reticulation system for oil, coolant, waste oil, waste coolant including pumps, hose reels, hose reel rack, waste drainers, (8) double skin bulk storage tanks, grease system, compressed air system including ring main and compressor, custom design pit rail system to accommodate 20T jacking beams, service pit jacks, brake tester, suspension tester, and a wash bay fit-out with a hot/cold high pressure wash system.

The project included:

Penske had a significant list of requirements regarding the workshop facility. In collaboration with Penske and Calder Stewart (Developer/Builder), the Levanta Design Team got to work and drafted a design that not only met but exceeded customer expectations.

Client Benefit

The end result was a complete success for all parties with the project completing on time, on budget and with quality above industry standards. With complete Project Management and high-end design capabilities, Penske saw the value with dealing with Levanta for all their workshop needs and was satisfied with the final product.