TOYOTA AUSTRALIA – MACHINE INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE

SUMMARY

Toyota Australia has a well-known history as a major producer in Australia’s automotive market. Since the company’s inception in 1996, projects completed by Brunton Engineering & Construction for Toyota include:

SUMMARY

Toyota Australia has a well-known history as a major producer in Australia’s automotive market. Since the company’s inception in 1996 ...

CLIENT

TOYOTA AUSTRALIA

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  • Supply and installation of numerous industrial buildings, canopies, airlocks and storage areas
  • Construction of civil structures, including machinery pits and foundations
  • Installation of hundreds of pieces of Japanese equipment in the 2012 Engine Shop upgrade, based on a high-precision set-out
  • Continued maintenance of the Engine Shop utilising support labour.

The project also involved:

  • Interpreting Japanese drawings to find anchoring locations, laying these out on a CAD drawing of the new building (22,000 m2)
  • Specialist subcontractor work – laying out thousands of anchor locations in empty factory
  • Civil work – concrete cutting the thousands of anchor locations
  • Management – unloading hundreds of containers at offsite location before bringing equipment into final laydown area
  • Mechanical work – installing machines and getting them up and running
  • Subcontractor work – working with teams of electricians and plumbers to connect the machines
  • Maintenance – identifying areas where processes could be improved using custom mechanical works.

Conceptualising the entire process in CAD form allowed work to be completed in specific phases for maximum efficiency – set-out, anchor point construction, placement, connection, and maintenance.

Shut Down/Non-Operation Periods

Brunton Engineering & Construction appreciates the importance of performance targets, and recognises the crucial role shut-down time plays to the bottom line of any business. The company persistently works to critical production schedules, often under extremely short notice.

Novel techniques used in this process include:

  • Layout of hundreds of machines, each processing specific engine components
  • Layout completed in conjunction with meteorologist to within +/- 1mm accuracy
  • Equipment installed and levelled
  • Electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment connections (working with multiple trades)
  • Maintenance during initial production phases extended for five-year period while machines produced thousands of engines