Boscotek workbenches & workshop storage in Technical College

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

Wintec’s 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. Boscotek was the choice.

“Boscotek attendance and input into the planning meetings was invaluable. Their contribution allowed Wintec to get the best value for money, understanding where best to spend and where to simplify our approach.”

Katherine MacGillivray, Wintec’s Project Manager

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 was selected. Boscotek is an Australian-made product, manufactured by Wilson & Gilkes in South West 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

Boscotek 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 Mobile tool & Parts 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 bench 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. Boscotek 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.”


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