The Italian company says the move was made due to the increased demand for its products in the APAC region and will help the company improve the quality assurance of its products.
Bonfiglioli, which manufactures drive systems and gearboxes including for quarrying and construction equipment, adds that the new base will enable it to better serve customers through increased stock levels as well as enhanced quality and efficiency.
The 3,500 sqm facility has expanded testing and production engineering capabilities.
The greater capacity will help Bonfiglioli to better serve key Australian industries such as marine, water and wastewater, mining, waste, recycling and agriculture.
“Our customers were the key consideration in our expansion,” said Michael Mullen, regional manager for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania at Bonfiglioli Australia. "Carrum Downs is closer to a number of important customers, and we’re able to better serve all our customers with the additional space, expanded testing facilities and greater stock levels."
Bonfiglioli, which is this year celebrating its 30th year in Australia, supplies helical, planetary, worm and frequency inverter drives, offering specific solutions for industrial and mobile equipment. Its drives are designed to withstand the arduous conditions often experienced in Australian climates, which experience high temperature fluctuations and harsh climactic extremes.
One of the major features of the new Victorian headquarters is a dedicated quality assurance (QA) testing area, which includes the capacity to locally test larger size electric motors and gearboxes than the previous facility.
In addition to a dedicated testing area, the new facility also has a dedicated spray booth as well as a service area for maintenance and reconditioning of used gearboxes.