Arbon Equipment is preparing to open a high-speed door manufacturing facility at Laverton North in Melbourne’s west in January 2019. Arbon is the Australian service and distribution arm of Rite-Hite, a global manufacturer of loading dock and industrial facility equipment.
The 1,200-square-metre facility is staffed by a local workforce and is officially endorsed as a ‘Made in Australia’ manufacturer. Local Australian production will decrease lead times on doors from three months to a matter of days with 100% spare parts availability. Product lines include the Rite-Hite FasTrax doors series, including the FR (freezer), Standard, and LD (large driver) models. Doors will be offered in blue and carbon.
Adjacent to the manufacturing space, the recently-opened 450-square-metre Arbon Equipment showroom at Laverton North features a variety of industrial equipment, including doors, loading dock levellers, and vehicle restraints. The full-size equipment displays give customers a chance to take part in comprehensive product demonstrations.
“We look forward to starting production on a variety of Rite-Hite industry-leading doors,” said Arbon Australia general manager Lee Lorenc. “As an addition to the modern showroom space, we’re confident that the ‘Made in Australia’ door manufacturing will allow us to be an even better partner to local companies.”