Recently Workplace Alliance was invited to visit the American Headquarters of HeiQ International in North Carolina.

The reason for this invitation was Workplace Alliance had worked collaboratively with HeiQ in designing and building four pilot plants in Australia, located at Deakin University in Waurn Ponds, Geelong.

The fourth & final pilot plant is successfully producing a textile additive that creates an amazing silk like handle when added to the HeiQ American product.

What was even more important is that all the ingredients for this Australian invention are sourced from sustainable products creating a significant green footprint.

Workplace Alliance Managing Director, Wayne Allan was privileged to spend time with HeiQ President & CEO Michael Smith and COO Wayne Cate.

“The alliance between Workplace Alliance & HeiQ is strong and getting stronger based on brilliant innovative thinking, a can do attitude and care for our planet” said Wayne.

For more information on HeiQ visit their website.

Workplace Alliance is a Geelong-based company offering extensive industrial engineering services to businesses in a range of industries.

Recently, Workplace Alliance completed a plant strip out and relocation for a client in Bayswater, Melbourne East.

We removed three major yarn extruders, ovens, coolers, compressors along with other associated equipment.

The project, headed by Michael Mills, involves trades working both day and night to achieve a turn around inside a week.

With safety on-site a priority, a robust, live SWMS (Safe Work Method Statement), along with daily toolbox meetings is essential.

A Traffic Management Plan was also central to our works, as we utilised mobile plant and cranes, as well as having a number of people moving around and near the site.

Workplace Alliance is proud to advise these works have been achieved with zero safety incidents, ahead of time and on budget.

Above are some images from the project.

One of our national clients was experiencing issues with a failed impeller motor assembly, that was effectively stopping all new product deliveries to the wharf.

With our industry partners, we were able to remove the failed assembly, conduct all necessary repairs, including motor re-alignment and impeller balancing.

The urgent repairs were achieved within a tight timeline to ensure our client was ready for the decanting of the next vessel.

These photos below illustrate the crane lifting the assembly back into position, securing the assembly, and the final testing and sign off our repair works.

Well done and thank you to our team at Lascelles Wharf, Geelong.

Workplace Alliance offers the service of Stores Management.

Our team is both experienced & conversant with the most efficient methodology in maintaining a nimble and agile Stores System.

We have people with expertise in:

  1. KANBAN (just in time)
  2. FMEA (Failure Mode Equipment Analysis)
  3. TPS (Toyota Production Systems)
  4. LEAN (Ford Motor Company)
  5. ABS (Alcoa Business Systems)

Currently, we have experienced people operating stores at:

  • Boral Cement, where we have managed the Boral Stores system for over 2 years.
  • Carbon Revolution, where we maintain their Stores.

Contact Wayne on 1300 735 423 for more information or to discuss your Stores Management needs.