The Volvo Group began manufacturing trucks in its facility in Wacol, Brisbane in 1972, and was joined by Mack 30 years later, making Australia one of the only factories producing both Mack and Volvo under the same roof. Earlier this year a second facility was built in Wacol to house Volvo’s servicing and repairs.
Thanks to the performance of Flowcrete products in the existing Wacol facility, the client looked to Flowcrete Australia again to suggest suitable materials for the new site. The facility needed to have a durable flooring system that could withstand heavy machinery, wheeled and foot traffic as well as dropped tools and the risk of abrasions from moving equipment.
For this area 3,150 m2 of the heavy duty, chemical resistant polyurethane Flowcrete SR from Flowcrete Australia was chosen at a thickness of 4mm and finished with the Deckshield UV seal coat. This durable resin floor solution features a positively textured non-slip aggregate that provides traction underfoot and greatly reduces the risk of slipping, even if spilled oil or other substances are present.
Due to the risk of spilled oil or fuel inherent in vehicle service and repair facilities, the chemical resistant property of Flowcrete SR with Deckshield UV meant that the floor would not fail even when exposed to such elements. The UV resistance of Deckshield UV gave the added bonus of protection against weathering and the harsh Australian climate in exposed areas.
The industrial resin system was applied in contrasting colours of Steel Grey, Tile Red and Steel Blue to define areas within the facility. Additional linemarking was also incorporated to further enhance the site’s safety and clearly display safe zones to staff and visitors on site.
The application process was completed within two weeks and the workshop opened.