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Boscotek nail the brief at Wintec’s ground-breaking Engineering and Trades Facility

The Challenge

Wintec’s new Engineering and Trade’s Facility has an open plan layout, flexible teaching spaces and the latest technologies. Wintec’s ground-breaking facility supports a new teaching style to better meet the needs of today’s employers. Students are learning as they do in the real world, as a team of engineers engaged in project-based group work.

Wintec wanted to engage a company with the vision to understand these objectives and provide unique workshop solutions that would contribute to their 21st century teaching and learning goals.

Project Goal

To provide aesthetic, practical and cost effective workshop solutions to support the building’s unique design and Wintec’s new way of learning.

The Process

The fit out of these innovative workshops and teaching spaces was put out to tender. The tender included the Automotive, Welding, Fabrication, Engineering, Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry and Construction workshops and required the successful company to meet demanding standards of excellence. The Boscotek product range were selected. Boscotek is an Australian-made product, manufactured by Wilson & Gilkes in Liverpool, South Western Sydney. Wilson & Gilkes offered quality manufacturing processes and the expertise to engage in a detailed design and specification procedure.

Boscotek attended several meetings, working with Wintec representatives to ensure that the product met Wintec’s unique requirements, developing meticulous designs. Wintec’s Project Manager, Katherine MacGillivray summed up this successful working relationship:

“Boscotek attendance and input into planning meetings was invaluable and helped develop a very good working relationship to achieve a successful outcome for Wintec. The ongoing planning and installation was managed efficiently. Boscotek worked with Wintec to achieve tight timeframes with excellent customer service”

The Solution

The Mobile Flight Line Tool Storage

The Boscotek Mobile Flight Line Tool Storage offered mobile tool storage for these large flexible open spaces. Large volumes of precision tools and instruments could be stored together in a dust-resistant environment. The Boscotek Flight line cabinet has the latest design in clear polycarbonate roller shutters providing clear vision of the tools and instruments being stored and a modern appearance appropriate for Wintec’s futuristic facility.

Boscotek’s Mobile Metal Drawer Storage Cabinets

Mobility and workflow flexibility were further enhanced with the Boscotek Mobile Metal Drawer Storage Cabinets that move around on castors. The cabinets came with a steel frame and 5 drawers, a tray top with a rubber mat, side pull handles and standard partitioning & divider sets in each drawer.

Boscotek Heavy Duty Workbenches

These benches have height adjustable legs that ensure each workstation meets the ergonomic requirements for each individual, including students with physical disabilities. These workbenches are designed to support heavy loads to accommodate heavy duty applications.

The workbench work top is arguably the most important feature of any workbench and Boscotek’ involvement in the specification process resulted in Wintec selecting the 33mm thick compressed timber bench top with a 2mm laminated workface with black edge banding. These durable and strong bench tops resist acid, alkali and oil. The underside of the work surface is laminated to prevent moisture absorption, warping and shedding.

The Outcome

Boscotek are extremely proud of the solution that they provided for this pioneering Engineering and Trades Facility. They were confident that the combination of products provided would fully support Wintec’s new teaching approach and enable lecture staff and students to get the most out of their leading-edge workshops.

This has since been fully endorsed by Katherine MacGillivray:

“The product is well made, well performing and also is aesthetically attractive in a particularly functional space. Wintec is very happy with the product, the service Boscotek supplied and endorses the value for money investment the Boscotek range presents.”

The Wilson & Gilkes Story

Boscotek is part of the range of products designed and manufactured in Australia by Wilson & Gilkes. They have been in the business of storage for more than 30 years and have worked hard to build a reputation of quality, durability and reliability.

In 2013 Bosco Storage Solutions merged with Wilson & Gilkes, designers and manufacturers of AV, education, data, electrical and sheet metal products. This union means Bosco products are backed up by more than 50 years of design and industry knowledge with access to state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing techniques and facilities. The result is leading-edge office storage and commercial storage solutions with a key focus on optimizing user requirements, ergonomics, form and styling, product performance, functionality and technological excellence.

Wilson & Gilkes take great pride in the continual development of their product range, investing heavily in research and development to ensure they offer customers the best quality products with the most practical and innovative features. Their specialised design teams are experts in offering cutting-edge styling and far-sighted perspectives to customise a solution to meet your needs.

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