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Our Process

Consultation

APC’s specialist consultants can help you identify opportunities within your warehouse operations to improve efficiency and performance. We do this by offering a detailed analysis of all areas of your operation to find opportunities to best optimise your investment. Safety, process flow, storage use, automation opportunities and industry benchmarking; these are all factors we take in to account when designing and implementing your customised storage system. 

Insights from the consultation process also assist us with the planning, implementation and project management of your storage project. Whether you are planning a new distribution centre or optimising an existing one, we ensure you get the best result. 

Our experienced team are always across the latest updates and changes within the industry so we can make sure your equipment and your operation is compliant with all the relevant standards. 

Design and Engineering

APC offers a complete Design and Engineering Service to our clients. To ensure we provide our customers with the most ‘fit for purpose’, flexible, cost-effective and safe designs, the latest structural analysis software, Spacegass is used to perform a non-linear, second-order analysis on each racking system. Cold-formed shell elements and connections are designed with Strand 7-FEA (Finite Element Analysis) software with validation through in-house and independent physical testing. All modelling and analysis is undertaken to the requirement of the Australian Standard, AS4084-2012 Steel Storage Racking and other relevant standards.

We also offer engineered structures for all purposes such as platforms, raised storage areas and unique automation support structures. All of which comply with the relevant Australian standards and the building code of Australia. With our experience and engineering background, we truly can handle all structural steelwork requirements.

Manufacturing

APC have a manufacturing capability that has continued to steadily grow since the business was formed in 1972. Our manufacturing team produce a large range of components using high quality, high strength, raw materials that are processed by ‘state of the art’ manufacturing equipment. For any outsourced components we source only from suppliers that meet our strict supplier evaluation guidelines and specifications. This allows us to produce cost-effective, quality products that meet or exceed relevant industry standards.

This is further enforced through our certification to ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems which upholds our commitment to quality. With a collective experience of over 100 years in manufacturing alone, our team have the knowledge, skills and ‘attention to detail’ to make sure you receive a superior manufactured product.

Project Management

We believe it is important to have a single point of contact for your project: someone who understands your job and has worked together with you from design concept right through to implementation. Together with your client contact we assign a dedicated and experienced project team with each team member responsible for the different aspects of the project, overseen by a dedicated Project Manager to ensure your project runs smoothly. A Senior Project Director ensures any issues are resolved quickly to keep your project on track. Regular communication from the project team helps to keep you up to date with your project. Our Project Managers offer full transparency regarding APC’s progress and any developments that occur during the project, providing regular updates, schedules and progress reports throughout the process

Installation

Our certified installation team have the specialist knowledge, passion and experience to make sure your job is completed efficiently and correctly. As part of our installation process, our HSE team assists in developing safe work method statements for every warehouse installation. Our capability speaks for itself with a 45 year history of successful, safe installations; ranging from small warehouses to large automation systems in Australia and New Zealand.

As industry leaders, we are determined to constantly improve. To do this, our installation teams go through continual training to make sure they are always up to date with how to install new and existing products and components. Certification to AS:4801 and OSHAS:18001 allow the APC site installation team to manage all site safety requirements to the highest level.

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