Australian Sweeper Company (ASC) is the number one provider of brickyard and aluminium smelters, sweepers and scrubbers across Australia and New Zealand.
With over 28 years of cleaning experience under our belt, we lead the way in offering a comprehensive range of floor sweepers to suit all industries.
Whether your business requires a ride-on cleaning vehicle or walk-behind sweeper, ASC is here to help you with a suitable product to match your needs.
To demonstrate this, we’ve worked with a large number of clients over the years including Austral Brick and Rio Tinto Weipa.
Producing brick is a dusty process with sand, lime and ash regularly infiltrating Austral Bricks’ factory floors.
To combat the issue, they invested in the ASC M6 Diesel which is designed to control dust with comfort and ease. The team had their first ASC M6 for well over 14 years, further demonstrating its reliability.
A completely hydraulically controlled high dump sweeper, the device is designed to clean congested areas and large floor spaces with ease and time efficiency.
The company ships bauxite to customers around the world and the ASC Dulevo 3000 sweeper has been used by the business to help minimise the amount of bauxite falling into the ocean.
For further information on how ASC has helped a large number of clients to find brickyard and aluminium smelter cleaning equipment, please read our case studies below.
Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The Client Terrazzo Australian Marble are a family owned company that have been involved in the terrazzo industry for over 40 years. They manufacture precast elements at their factory in western Sydney. The Challenge Drilling, cutting and sanding Terrazzo is and extremely dusty process. The remnants of the Terrazzo get airborne and land on machinery, finished product, opens storage areas and roadways. Terrazzo Australian Marble have a very large facility that had until recently used a forklift attachment to clean their facility with. The method did not prove successful as it generated more dust than it swept. The Directors approachedRead More
Posted on Monday, December 7, 2020
Nyrstar & TLAP recently placed an order with ASC in what is believed to be the Australia’s largest single industrial order for sweeping machines. The order included 4 large Capacity Lead specific Street Sweepers, 2 petrol driven footpath sweepers as well as 2 pedestrian sweepers to be used around the Port Pirie School areas. The new ASC fleet replaced street suction machines that were used previously on both sites with limited success. The new fleet was rolled out in late October and will serve both the Hobart (Tasmania)and Port Pirie (South Australia) locations in a drive to reduce laden leadRead More
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020
AMA Precast Panels is a concrete precast facility based in Derrimut Victoria. The problem. AMA Precast panels manufacture concrete wall panels and had a problem with dust around their floors. AMA had tried many other brands of sweepers in recent times but they simply did not do the job and blew dust everywhere. They specifically asked for a PROVEN sweeper that was widely used in the concrete industry and could cope with their tough conditions. ASC’s Ken Pepyat recommended both a large ASC Eureka M6 sweeper as well as the dust free manual push sweeper (MEP). The result. Sam AzzopardiRead More
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Nyrstar Hobart operates a zinc smelter based in Hobart, Tasmania. They are a large contributor to the Tasmanian economy employing more than 600 people. The plant has been operating more than 100 years and is occupies a large land in the Heart of beautiful Hobart. The problem. Nyrstar recently went to the market to evaluate suppliers who were able to provide a solutions to limit dust emissions on their roadways & plant surrounds. They looked at their global suppliers links and asked ASC to evaluate its site operations and choose an appropriate model that would deliver them the best possibleRead More
Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020
Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) operation is located at Boyne Island in Central Queensland. It’s Australia’s second largest aluminum smelter. The company manufacture carbon anodes in the carbon plant, aluminium production (smelting) in its reduction lines & casting of molten metal into aluminium. The problem. Boyne Smelter is a massive facility. They have 3 pot rooms and expanded concrete aprons that need to be swept on an hourly basis. The management of Boyne Smelter went to the market recently to investigate what was available to replace their existing sweeper. They called ASC as they are an approved Rio Tinto supplier. TheyRead More
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2020
Mount Isa Mines is one of Queensland’s largest employers. Based in Outback North Queensland, the company extracts copper, lead, zinc and silver from the Mount Isa mine. They recently purchased another Dulevo 6000 sweeper to add to their fleet of ASC machines Road Sweeping Machines. The ASC machines are used to sweep the roads for up to 16 hours per day 6 days per week. The mine runs 24 hours per day. The machines operate in daylight hours over 2 shifts per day. Dust is a major issue on this site and the ASC Dulevo 6000 machines were fitted withRead More
Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2020
Introduction. James Hardie Australia has a plant located in Sydney’s suburb of Rosehill (NSW). The company is a global building materials company and the largest global manufacturer of fibre cement products. Their NSW facility recently took delivery of 3 ASC Cement approved floor cleaners. The Problem. The company had a problem with airborne cement dust. The company was looking to achieve a 5 star safety rating in housekeeping. Their priority was to eliminate airborne dust and make a marked improvement in their overall cleaning standards. Until the arrival of ASC James Hardie had sub contracted an external company to sweepRead More
Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2020
Loy Yang B Power Station is located in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, 160km east of Melbourne. The 1,100-megawatt plant is Victoria’s newest and most efficient coal-fired power station, providing about 17% of the state’s energy needs. Alinta Loy Yang B Power Station recently asked ASC’s Ken Pepyat to demonstrate a sweeper capable of sweeping up coal dust. The Problem: The power company had a huge coal dust problem on their mezzanine floors. They had previously purchased a warehouse sweeper from another company that didn’t perform. It blew dust everywhere and within minutes the dust filtration system blocked. Knowing they had aRead More
Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2020
Alcoa invests with ASC again! Introduction: Alcoa Willowdale is a mine site south of the rural town of Waroona and has been producing bauxite for the nearby Wagerup Alumina Refinery since 1984. The Bauxite ore from Willowdale and nearby Huntly site help produce approx. 45%of Australia Alumina and 19% of Australia’s aluminium. It has a workforce of approximately 240 people and a large workshop maintenance area to look after the dump trucks, water carts and light vehicles. January 2016 a large bushfire caused asset and equipment damage to the site leaving Willowdale with the task of utilising existing older sweeperRead More
Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Austral Brick is a major Australian Brick manufacturers owned by Brickworks. The Challenge Producing a brick is a very dusty process. Firstly clay must go through many processes to be manufactured into a brisk base before being Kiln dried. The process is very involved with mobile equipment constantly moving material like clay, sand, lime, ash and gypsum. These materials frequently spill on the factory floors when earthmoving trucks and forklifts move the materials from one location of the factory to the next. Dust build ups quickly due to spillages and normal movement of raw material. These need to be sweptRead More
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2020
The Challenge Rockcote has been creating stunning finishes for the interiors and exteriors of commercial and residential Australian buildings for over 30 years. ASC’s Rafael Rodrigues was asked to consult Rockcote on the most efficient and least costly way to maintain a busy and very dusty site. The truck traffic is likely to drag all of the material to the driveways and street. Rockcote also needs an option with “A class” filter to be compliant with the Queensland regulations. The Solution ASC’s Rafael revisited their site and demonstrated the ASC Mach 3 battery ride on sweeper with the “A class”Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Superior Stone is a Wollongong based custom masonry manufacturer. The Challenge Like most masonry companies they had a massive problem with silica and concrete dust. The Owner Marco wanted to keep the workshop floors clean from powder and debris generated while cutting kitchen bench tops. He had many tight access areas and looked for a machine that could reliably clean his facility. His insisted on a heavy duty floor cleaning machine. The Solution They had a demonstration of the Eureka E 51 scrubber. They were impressed with its cleaning capacity and ability to clean the floor dust free using water.Read More
Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2018
Rio Tinto Bell bay Invested in ASC Sweeper to Keep Their Surrounding Areas Clean & Workers Free From Dust
Bell Bay Aluminum is one of Australia’s largest producers of Aluminum. The Bell Bay site is 45 kilometers from the city of Launceston, Tasmania. The smelter produces around 180,000 tonnes of aluminium each year and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Its main metal products are ingot, rolling block and T-bar. Recently they invested in a ASC Dulevo 3000 sweeper to keep their pot rooms and surrounding areas clean and free from dust. The machine is used in sweep very dusty floors and the decision to purchase the machine was based the ASC’s Dulevo 3000’s ability toRead More
Posted on Friday, November 23, 2018
Rio Tinto Weipa (Qld) Invested In ASC Dulevo 3000 Sweeper For Their New $1.9 Billion Dollar Amrun Project
Rio Tinto Weipa (Qld) recently invested in an ASC Dulevo 3000 sweeper for their new $1.9 billion dollar Amrun project. The new sweeper will primarily be used for sweeping their wharf area in order to minimize any bauxite falling into the ocean. Recently we commissioned the new ASC Dulevo 3000 sweeper to their maintenance staff and numerous on-site operators. Bauxite from Weipa is shipped to international customers but the majority of Weipa bauxite is supplied to the Queensland Alumina Limited and Yarwun refineries, both located in Gladstone, Queensland. These refineries produce alumina as feedstock for Australian aluminium smelting operations and forRead More
Posted on Monday, November 5, 2018
XL Precast is a very large and successful pre-cast manufacturer for the building Industry. They recently moved into their new large Yennora (Sydney) facility and required the help of a sweeper company that specializes in the collection of very fine concrete dust. After an initial survey was completed, it was advised that the ASC heavy duty Eureka M6 was the best machine for their needs given that they: 1.Needed a machine they could use constantly 2. Had very fine dust to deal with 3. Needed a machine with the ability to perform tight turns due to volume of mobile traffic onRead More
Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018
BGC is the largest plaster and cement sheet manufacturer in Western Australia. The company is also a very large employer in WA and is a strong symbol of quality. Recently, their fiber cement production facility replaced their old ASC sweeper with a new ASC Eureka M6 diesel operated fully optioned machine. The ASC M6 is used to clean the whole plant, which runs 6 days per week. It can take as long as 8 hours to clean, but the ASC M6 is more than perfect for the job. It easily picks up cement and tyre dust on open concrete andRead More