AME Systems (Vic) has officially opened a new Melbourne facility which will be strategically important as the business embarks on building on its capability to support their growing needs in an increasingly competitive global environment.
Located at Bayswater, the new facility was officially opened on Wednesday, 11th May by AME Systems (Vic) owner, Mr Peter Carthew AM and the Managing Director of Kenworth Australia, Mr Andrew Hadjikakou.
Guests attending included major customer and supplier representatives together with AME Systems (Vic) Board, Management and Staff from both Ararat and the Melbourne operations.
The Bayswater facility, which replaces the Kilsyth premises, is a more user friendly building, modern and with the additional space and efficient layout allows for more production work to be carried out on site as the business grows.
In charge of the move to the new plant, Operations Manager Mr Dean Pinniger said: “As we did in 2006 when moving from Scoresby to Kilsyth we have been able to achieve this move with little or no disruption of supply to our valued customers. This was no mean feat with some 15+ semi-trailer load movements taking place to transfer all the production equipment, racking and product. Our Melbourne staff and those who came down from Ararat worked diligently over long hours to make this move a success. Importantly all this will support the current and future needs of our valued customer base.”
In response to the official opening Managing Director, Nick Carthew was full of praise for all the AME Systems (Vic) staff being involved in the move and thanked the companies valued customers and suppliers for taking the time out of their busy schedules to be represented. Looking to the future Nick said: “The Bayswater site is only small however strategically important to both AME Systems (Vic) and its customers from a delivery, service and support scenario in a historical sense. However as a business we have begun to grow our capability with the addition of staff to support the need for quality, sales and engineering assistance to our customers. This is an important step forward in offering these resources that our customers are expecting in order to support their growing needs in the competitive global environment. This shows AME Systems (Vic) commitment to its Melbourne and indeed Australian based customers and suppliers.”
Fittingly, to acknowledge the occasion, the Melbourne and Ararat staff involved in the move were all presented with engraved clocks as keepsake of the Bayswater opening.
Following the opening customers and suppliers were shown around the new facility and a light lunch was served.