General Engineering

General Engineering

Australia’s premier bespoke engineered and manufactured solutions

Marand is a leading global supplier of precision engineering solutions to a range of industries including aerospace, defence, rail, automotive and mining. Key to our success is our capability to deliver exceptional-quality, tailored manufacturing solutions, coupled with our unrivalled in-house capacity to deliver affordable, large-scale projects.

Marand’s sophisticated manufacturing plants are located in Moorabbin and Geelong, Victoria and feature a complete range of capabilities including design, engineering, fabrication, 5 axis machining, complex assembly, electrical wiring, hydraulic and pneumatic assembly, painting and commissioning.

Fabrication

Marand’s highly-accredited team are skilled welders of mild steel, aluminium, invar and armour plating in both metal inert gas (MIG) and Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. All critical welds are certified by a third party and recorded in a quality system. We also offer small sheet metal and light fabrication work in-house.

Machining

Marand has over 65 machining centres across our facilities offerring small to large milling, turning, boring and grinding capabilities. Our extensive range of milling machines includes a newly acquired 5 Axis Breton Flymill with a capacity of 6 metres x 3.5 metres and a height of 2 metres under the bridge. This machine compliments our other 5 Axis machines and five large 3 Axis machines housed in temperature controlled facilities that enable us to achieve industry leading tolerances. These machines are serviced by cranes with a total lifting capacity of 30 tonne.

Marand has over 65 machining centres in our Moorabbin and Geelong facilities small to large Milling, turning, boring and grinding capabilities.

Mechanical Assembly

Marand’s four separate assembly facilities provide approximately 10,000 square metres of assembly area including the only temperature controlled aerostructures assembly facility in Australia. Large machine tools, such as our Under Floor Wheel Lathe and Hydraulic Presses, are built or reconditioned either in our main bay which has a 30 tonne overhead crane or the separate assembly plant with a 10 tonne crane. Our tool room caters for the assembly of jigs, fixtures and aerospace tooling.

Electrical Assembly

Marand’s qualified A-grade electricians manufacture, install and commission all equipment to strict customer specifications. From the build of the electrical cabinet, to the final installation of cameras for operator awareness, the electrical team ensures a trouble free, safe product or machine.

 

Painting Facilities

Our paint facilities are temperature controlled and able to meet the stringent requirements of our blue chip customers. To ensure our products withstand a broad spectrum of conditions, regular and careful inspections, such as paint thickness on 2-pack paint, are carried out, recorded and monitored.

Metrology

Marand’s dimensional metrology laboratory provides final quality control and inspection. It is one of the largest of its type in Australia and provides full calibration, traceability and testing services. We supply certification of dimensional inspection with a guarantee of accuracy through N.A.T.A accreditation compliant with ISO 17025 requirements.

All Marand’s equipment and products are backed by on-site servicing and support globally.

Our capabilities include:

Consulting, feasibility, engineering and design:

  • Project management
  • Specification definition and writing
  • Process and product engineering including simulation
  • Layout specification and design (Robotics, transfer systems, conveyors, automated guided vehicles - AGV)
  • Electrical engineering, design and programming
  • Mechanical engineering, design and detailing

Manufacture, assemble, test and trial:

  • Fabrication (Up to 70 Tonnes , < 5,000sqm)
  • Machining (3,4 7 5 Axis up to 12m length)
  • Mechanical assembly (< 10,000sqm Assembly space)
  • Nata metrology QA laboratory (1,000sqm, Laser trackers, Large CMM)
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic assembly (< 10,000sqm Assembly space)
  • Electrical control assembly and wiring (< 1,000sqm Electrical build)
  • Factory acceptance testing (< 10,000sqm)

Installation, commission and test:

  • Complete installation service
  • Portable dedicated site workshops
  • Laser trackers

Through life support and servicing:

  • Dedicated and professional service team
  • Scheduled servicing
  • Long term service agreements
  • Dedicated service vehicles

At Marand we work hard to understand the business needs of our blue chip clients and as a result are proud to say that many of these relationships span more than three decades.

In fact, we were designing and building mechanically automated machines well before today’s more sophisticated electrical control technology existed. Over this time we have remained at the forefront of technical innovation to continue to deliver world-class automated solutions for our clients

Our automation customers include:

  • Atlantis Energy
  • Bombardier
  • Pacific National
  • BHP Billiton
  • Rio Tinto
  • Boeing
  • Ford
  • Holden
  • Toyota
  • Futuris
  • Aurizon
  • Auto Alliance Thailand
  • China National Heavy Duty Truck Group
  • Lockheed Martin
  • BAE Systems
  • Thales
  • Vawdery
  • Matrix Composites
  • AIRBUS Group

Over the last 15 years, Marand has been recognised for its leading-edge automated solutions through nearly 30 industry related awards and accreditations.

These include:

  • 2014 Manufacturers' Monthly Endeavour Award - Manufacturer of the Year
  • 2014 Manufacturers' Monthly Endeavour Awards - Global Integration Award
  • 2014 Melbourne's South East Large Enterprise Award
  • 2014 BAE Systems/Marand - CIPS International Procurement Project of the Year award
  • 2014 BAE Systems UK - MAI Procurement Awards - Best Relationships Award
  • 2013 BAE Systems - Bronze Chairman’s Award
  • 2012 - Victorian Manufacturing Awards - Manufacturer of the Year (Large Business Category)
  • 2011 - (Finalists) Victorian Manufacturing Awards
    Manufacturers’ Monthly - Manufacturer of the Year
    Manufacturers’ Monthly - Exporter of the Year
    Manufacturers’ Monthly - 50th Anniversary Most Innovative Manufacturing Company 1961 - 2011
    Manufacturing Hall of Fame - Young Manufacturer of the Year
  • 2011 Lockheed Martin 100% Quality and Delivery Performance Award
  • 2010 Lockheed Martin Quality Excellence Award
  • 2009 BAE Systems "Source Acceptance" accreditation
  • 2009 Lockheed Martin Supplier Excellence Award
  • 2008 Manufacturers' Monthly Manufacturer of the Year
  • 2008 Manufacturers' Monthly Exporter of the Year
  • 2008 Manufacturers' Monthly Global Integration Award
  • 2007 Ford Australia Tony Simpson Annual Supplier Awards - Relationship Award
  • 2007 BAE Systems UK Global Certificate of Approval for Military Programmes
  • 2007 Governor of Victoria Export Award
  • 2006 Victorian Government inducted Marand into the Manufacturing Hall of Fame
  • 2004 Victorian Government Manufacturing Hall of Fame Certificate of Manufacturing Excellence
  • 2001 Ford Gold Supplier Excellence Awards
  • 1999 Victorian Government’s inaugural Design-Tech Engineering Excellence Award
  • 1999 Automate Best New Product Award

Latest News

  • Land 400 opportunity provides future Ford Geelong site potential

    9 November 2017

    Today Marand announced a plan to breathe new life into the historic Ford Geelong facility. Marand is currently negotiating with Ford about the future use of the Geelong facility to open up further advanced manufacturing jobs for Geelong. Marand Executive Chairman Mr David Ellul said “As teaming partners for Land 400, we would love to produce the BAE Systems AMV35 Hulls and Turrets here in Marand’s Geelong facility. Marand and Ford Australia have worked together for over 40 years; I’m currently in discussions with Ford to ensure we can make this a long term reality in the next chapter for the Geelong community.”

  • BAE Systems and Marand announce teaming agreement on Land 400

    2 February 2017

    BAE Systems Australia and leading Australian defence SME Marand today announced a teaming agreement for LAND 400, building on the companies’ long-term partnership on major projects.

  • First in Australia, Marand now accredited for NADCAP Measurement & Inspection

    Marand is now accredited for CMM and Laser Tracker measurement and inspection by The National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap).