Ahrens Operational hub drives forward Australia’s freight network


Ahrens has driven Booth Transport into the future with a fully-customised transport hub, featuring two 36 metre long service pits.

Continued growth in freight volumes has seen the need for the delivery of a streamlined transport and logistics system capable of efficiently moving freight through domestic gateways.

Partnering with one of Australia’s most respected freight and logistics providers, Booth Transport, Ahrens have played a valuable role in keeping its national fleet of transport equipment on our roads through the delivery of its $6 million operational hub in Western Australia.

Ahrens transformed the 25,000 square metre site into an advanced transport and logistics solution to enhance the client’s operational efficiencies.

The scope of works include an impressive 4000 square metre facility made up of a warehouse, workshop and wash bay areas, as well as front administration offices and central workshop service offices.

This showcases Ahrens’ solid experience in constructing full turnkey projects for the Transport & Logistics sector, a key industry for the national construction company. As Australia’s leading vertically-integrated company offering design, construct, engineering and fabrication capabilities, Ahrens had all the right skills to deliver this project from concept to completion over a 14 month period.

With innovative engineering abilities combined with design and construction experience, Ahrens were able to meet the detailed and specific requirements of this project, working with Booth to ensure the new facility was tailored to meet the service requirements of trucks carrying liquids and bulky goods.

The site is designed to service and maintain Booth trucks, delivering two 36 metre long service pits for B-Double vehicles with consumables such as oils, grease and transmission fluids, which is distributed from a central consumables pit.

Other design features include  stainless steel lines for compressed air throughout the facility in order to reduce corrosion, as well as a unique three bay wash bay design to improve efficiency.

A fuelling area and filling station, trade registered weighbridge and concrete trailer parking sit outside the building.

Heavy duty, durable Hotmix pavements help trucks enter and exit though the wirelessly controlled gates.

The first-class facility allows Booth to continue channelling their innovation and productivity while setting the standard in their industry. This relationship with Booth has seen Ahrens secure further work for the client, with the team engaged to erect the steelwork for their new office and warehouse facility in South Australia, which will further expand their network and capabilities.

Ahrens’ collaborative, hands-on approach to delivering high quality, value-for-money results continues to see clients return to them time and time again.

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