Tekplas Moulding Facility
|Location:||New Zealand – South Island|
- 2,400 sqm new construction
- 5,400 cubic metre ISO 7 Cleanroom moulding shop
- Office / administration space
- Machine cooling and compressed air packages
- Exacting design and installation needs
- Staging of works critical to project success
Working alongside first time partner Apollo Projects, Benmax completed the mechanical services for the 2,400 sqm plastic injection moulding facility in early 2020. The design and build project included machine cooling and compressed air packages, along with heating and cooling for office spaces and a custom designed moulding shop. Importantly, the 5,400 cubic metre moulding shop would require ISO 7 Cleanroom Certification on completion to ensure the safe fabrication of plastic materials for the infant food industry.
The use of 3D modelling during the design phase was critical to meet the exacting design and installation needs of the project. This process enabled the team to optimise pipe and duct layouts to avoid the use of seismic restraints (in line with NZ building codes) and to find valuable time and budget savings while successfully delivering works within the tight space restrictions of the factory. Staging of works was also a key component of the build. Due to the building construction schedule, large equipment items including pipe and duct had to be preloaded into several locations within the structure as these areas would not be accessible to load equipment during later stages of the build.
Following the success of the project in Rolleston, Benmax has been further engaged by Tekplas Ltd to complete the design work on their new headquarters and larger factory facility planned for Hamilton on the North Island. Building consent for the new facility is expected mid-2020.