For the floor, Flowcrete South Africa were asked to suggest solutions that would not only be durable but also aesthetically pleasing, so that clients could be shown around the facility proudly and safely.
Although originally requesting a self-levelling epoxy, the client saw the success of the hardwearing resin floor topping Peran PTS in a similar manufacturing space, and took the advice and recommendation from Flowcrete South Africa to choose this as well.
For phase one of this project, 2,500 m2 of the chemical, temperature and wear resistant Peran PTS was installed across the Articulated Dump Trucks (ADT) assembly line. Being extremely robust, this system was able to handle the challenges inherent in manufacturing spaces, such as exposure to grease and oil as well as the potential for dropped tools, high footfall and wheeled traffic.
The seamless nature of the system ensures that dust and dirt can easily be cleaned away, whilst still providing excellent abrasion, impact and wear resistance in high traffic areas.
Bright yellow line demarcation was also utilised across the assembly line, showing a clear pathway through the manufacturing areas. This would help to keep staff and clients safe when moving around the space.
Phase one of the flooring project took four weeks to complete. In total, 15,000 m2 of new flooring will be applied throughout Bell Equipment Global’s site in batches of 2,500 m2. This phased approach is necessary to ensure that the facility can remain operational throughout the flooring work.