CAPABILITIES

Ahrens has the ability to deliver highly-functional value-for-money engineering projects throughout Australia.  Our past projects range from feedmills, grain handling and export facilities through to processing plants, storage sheds and infrastructure works.

Our collaborative and consultative approach means we work with our clients and other key stakeholders to establish agreed project outcomes and ensure every project is delivered on time and budget.

Our broad capabilities include:

Our design and engineering capabilities mean we provide our clients with flexible and efficient service that results in high-quality outcomes.

Understanding our client’s objectives and desired outcomes is the key to effective design. As part of the design process, we take into account key information, including:

  • Existing plant and equipment.
  • Available land and current structures.
  • Processes and required equipment.
  • Desired output and productivity requirements.
  • Future plans and growth potential.         

Being involved early in the design phase means we are able to finalise more details up front and coordinate works more efficiently.  This enables us to incorporate all components of the project in the initial design and planning stage so as to avoid changes and variations later in the project. 

Before proceeding through the construction phase, we ensure all details have been thoroughly reviewed and approved by the client.

With our vertically-integrated structure and complete range of project services we are also able to offer tight controls on cost, stock and programming to provide quality work and value-for-money solutions across all projects.

Our world-class steel fabrication plant, located at our head office at Kingsford South Australia, is home to Australia’s first automated Custom Engineered Building (CEB) plant, which is one of the most advanced of its kind in the world.

Our steel facility also includes a state-of-the-art automated shot blast and paintline system. As a result, our ability to fabricate and paint structural steel for buildings, bridges, mining projects and a host of other structures is second to none.

Our extensive range of plant and equipment enables us to complete a wide range of projects across Australia, on time and budget.

Our world-class steel fabrication plant, located at our head office at Kingsford South Australia, is equipped to handle large steel contracts to ISO 9001 quality standards. The fully enclosed facility is home to Australia’s first automated Custom Engineered Building (CEB) plant, which is one of the most advanced of its kind in the world.  It also includes a state-of-the-art automated shot blast and paintline system. We also have a number of other strategically-located workshops across Australia that are able to manufacture anything from aluminium and stainless steel sheetmetal through to heavy steel structures.

These locations are also responsible for managing the acquisition of major plant and equipment as well as its ongoing maintenance and safety and quality standards.

By owning our own extensive fleet of plant and equipment means we are prepared and perfectly situated to service a greater area, mobilise at short notice and meet the tightest deadlines.

We have six manufacturing facilities – located in regional centres throughout New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria – able to produce high-quality materials and custom-made equipment.

We are also able to draw on our extensive range of grain storage and handling equipment manufactured and distributed by our Agri division. Our range of products includes transportable silos and field bins, large site constructed hopper-bottomed and flat-bottomed silos, chaser bins, transportable augers and conveyors, industrial grain handling equipment, support infrastructure, rural and industrial sheds, and more.

We have the capabilities to manage the installation of custom-designed automation and control systems. Having the in-house capabilities to deliver all electrical work on projects enables greater control over quality, time and cost.

We aim to deliver high-quality results through a clear focus on effective quality assurance and controls to ensure we meet the expectations of our clients and other stakeholders. Our commitment to quality and continual improvement ensures we deliver exceptional results across all project elements. 

We have many offices and warehouses strategically located across Australia to ensure we can service even the most remote areas.

We have the expertise to successfully deliver projects in any location – from complex inner-city footprints to remote outback regions. Our significant pool of in-house labour, trades, plant and equipment enable us to mobilise at short notice and meet the tightest deadlines.

We can deliver a range of lifecycle management services for physical and infrastructure assets –  including design, construction, commissioning, maintaining, repairing, upgrading and decommissioning.

Commencing with close collaboration with the client, we develop a clear strategy to ensure all requirements are prioritised and desired outcomes are understood.  This will ensure the asset’s performance is optimised and its value maximised.