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Welding is on in earnest at the new Naval Base factory as production ramps up for the 2017 season.

Welding is on in earnest at the new Naval Base factory as production ramps up for the 2017 season.

The blast booth is part of the state-of-the-art factory that takes quality to new levels.

The blast booth is part of the state-of-the-art factory that takes quality to new levels.

The specialised paint mixing booth meets exacting standards.

The specialised paint mixing booth meets exacting standards.

It’s full steam ahead at Ausplow’s new Naval Base factory. Opened in August, production of DBS precision seeders and Multistream air seeder to meet 2017 orders is on schedule. According to company General Manager Chris Farmer, the state-of-the-art factory is performing exactly as intended. “We needed a bigger facility to cater for increased production and it gave us the opportunity to create a seamless plan that improved logistics, build time and increased quality,” he said. “For example, our painting booths are world class and with a more orderly flow from raw steel to finished product, quality control is easier to document at every stage along the production line.” “Last week, we appointed two more engineers to our staff with one dedicated to quality control.” According to Chris the new production process is working a treat. “When we receive the steel, it is cut to specification, allocated to a specific area, then kitted, fabricated and welded. “From there each piece is moved to our adjacent factory where blasting and painting occurs. “Then product is transported to our Jandakot factory for assembly and flat-packing ready for shipping to our dealers. “We also provide an assembly manual to the dealers to complete the process so our products are field-ready. “It’s a very impressive set-up and as an Australian manufacturer it gives us another edge in building quality products that stand up in the market place as reliable and value for money. “The other aspect of the DBS is its high resale value and you don’t see too many DBS bars advertised for that reason. “That fact is a strong case for a financial lender because in their parlance, it’s a safe lend. “It is well known that the DBS is one of the lowest maintenance bars in the market place. “They are built to last and in fact the first DBS built in 1995 is still going in Clare, South Australia.” (See the story ‘Pioneering with DBS 1", by scrolling down after closing this story).

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Friday, November 18, 2016