Increased capability by materials handling specialist Industrial Conveying (Aust) Pty Ltd – ICA – now sees the company moving very strongly into the beverage industry. It does so through a series of strategic acquisitions, amalgamations, collaboration with product specialists, and an Australia-based engineering centre delivering world class solutions.
Australia’s beverage sectors include the dairy industry, soft drinks manufacture and handling, confectionery, wine, beer, spirits, and any others that require design and implementation to suit specific needs.
Australia has seen a spike in demand for beverages as local and global consumers get a taste of the great tasting high quality wines, beers, spirits, mixed drinks and of course dairy products that are produced locally to the highest quality standards. Not only is interest strong in Australia, the export market has seen what ICA is capable of and momentum through enquiries from around the world is helping ICA move quickly to service the demand.
ICA has for some time now, been able to grow not just because of the continuous improvement in high-technologies but also because of a strong domestic presence and reputation to deal directly with clients whilst co-operating with industry innovators, thus bringing projects together with minimum fuss.
The beverage industry is a high output one and often deals with perishables, so required solutions can be urgent and need to be of extreme engineering accuracy to achieve the most productive output.
The company’s turnkey capabilities have continued to develop with multiple staff in Melbourne and Bendigo offices, investment in the latest Emulate3D software where some of Australia’s best CAD and CAE engineers engage our expertise. During the design phase, an ICA Draftsperson works with the client to configure and simulate a purpose specific system. This exciting development allows the concept to be explored, and provides the opportunity to identify and resolve problems in the early phases of the project.
The combination of the Melbourne office and the Bendigo design, project management and engineering teams has placed ICA in a position where almost any product can be supplied as purpose specific and integrated into an overall materials handling system with any of the company’s standard food and beverage handling products.
Standard technologies typically include knife edge conveyors, 90°/180° modular belting type conveyors, plastic modular belt type conveyors, and slat band conveyors.
ICA also designs, programs, installs and commissions the control systems and automation platforms for these material handling projects. Making them IoT and industry 4.0 ready for future expansion.
Just as the food processing, mining and quarrying sectors have benefited from ICA’s presence for decades, the beverage industry has access to a one-stop shop for world-class materials handling system supply.
ICA has the range of products and the know how to handle any size project with clients of any size: