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 Sunday, April 3, 2022
The Client Bell Bay Aluminium is situated on the Tamar River, approximately five kilometres from George Town and 45 kilometres from Launceston. The smelter produces around 190,000 of aluminium each year and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The Challenge The company requested another ASC sweeper for its pot line sweeping operations. ASC has been supplying the group sweepers for more than 20 years. The material being picked up is very dusty alumina and carbon. There are also spills of molten aluminium that require sweeping. A check was conducted for elecromagnetic compatibility which the machine passed dueRead More
Posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Client introduction Simcoa is one of the largest and most modern operating silicon smelters in the world. It is the only silicon producing smelter in Australia, located at Kemerton, 160 km south of Perth, Western Australia. They are a long established West Australian company, producing silicon, microsilica, char fines, aggregates and dross. Silica is used in a vast number of everyday products like aluminium, silicones, Silicon chips, solar energy, and optical glass. The Challenge Simcoa operate a high energy, high heat smelter. There is a lot a slag and dust created in the process of creating silica products. The companyRead More
Posted on Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Client Introduction Established in 1966 in South Australia, Cookes Precast Concrete has become one of the largest Australian Owned independent companies operating in the precast concrete industry. Cookes Precast Concrete is now also part of the Civilmart Group of companies consisting of Companies like BCP Precast, CM Concrete, Icon Septech, Toowoomba Tanks and MC Pipes. The Challenge Justen Ruben (Operations/Compliance Manager) of Civilmart SA contacted ASC’s Ken Pepyat and told him that he had a sweeping contract company visit his site once a fortnight to do his sweeping. He has a huge cement dust build-up and requires his facility toRead More
Posted on Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Client 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 fiber cement products. Their NSW facility recently took delivery of three ASC Cement approved floor cleaners. The Problem James Hardie had a problem with airborne cement dust. The company was looking to achieve a five-star safety rating in housekeeping. Their priority was to eliminate airborne dust and make a marked improvement in their overall cleaning standards. Previously, James Hardie had subcontracted an external company to sweep their facility. Their contractors wereRead More
Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Client Introduction Terrazzo Australian Marble is a family-owned company that has been a part of 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 a very dusty process. The leftovers of the Terrazzo get airborne and land on machinery, finished product, opens storage areas and roadways. Terrazzo Australian Marble has a very large facility that recently used a forklift attachment to keep their facility clean. However, the method was very inefficient because it generated more dust than it swept. Their directors contacted ASC andRead 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 is the manufacturer of concrete wall panels. Naturally, they had a serious problem with dust around their floors due to the nature of their work. AMA tried many brands for sweepers but didn’t find the perfect one for their site that would clean the site without blowing the dust. They were looking for a sweeper with a proven record in the concrete industry that could cope well with the difficult conditions associated with concrete jobs. ASC’s Ken Pepyat recommended the large ASC EurekaRead More
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Client Introduction Nyrstar Hobart operates a zinc smelter based in Hobart, Tasmania. They contribute a lot to the economy of Tasmania by employing more than 600 people. Their plant has been operating for more than 100 years, and it occupies a large land in the Heart of beautiful Hobart. The Problem Nyrstarwent to the market to find a solution to their dust emission issue on their roadways and surrounding plant areas. They enquired many global suppliers regarding their problem. ASC was also asked to visit their site and suggest an appropriate solution with the best possible dust suppression technology afterRead More
Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020
Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) operation is located at Boyne Island in Central Queensland. It is Australia’s second-largest aluminium smelter. The company manufactures carbon anodes in the carbon plant, aluminium production (smelting) in its reduction lines, and casting of molten metal into aluminium. The Problem Boyne Smelter is a massive facility. They have three pot rooms and expanded concrete aprons that need to be swept on an hourly basis. The management of Boyne Smelter was looking for a replacement for their sweeper in the market. They contacted ASC as they are an approved Rio Tinto supplier. They requested demonstrations of bothRead 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 invested in another Dulevo 6000 sweeper to add to their fleet of ASC machines Road Sweeping Machines. They have been using 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 two shifts per day. Dust was a major issue on this site, and hence the ASCRead More
Posted on Sunday, July 12, 2020
Introduction Alcoa Willowdale is a mine site located towards the south of the Waroona rural town. This site has been producing bauxite since 1984 for the Wagerup Alumina Refinery that is located nearby. The Willowdale and Huntley site produces approximately 45% of Australia’s total Alumina and 19% of Australia’s total aluminum from the bauxite ore. Alcoa Willowdale has 240 people working for it and has a large workshop maintenance area that manages the water carts, light vehicles, and dump trucks required during the mining operations. A bushfire in 2016 caused huge damage to Willowdale when it came to its assetsRead 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 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 is the creator of stunning finishes for the interiors and exteriors of both commercial and residential Australian buildings. They have been at it for over 30 years. Rockcote contacted ASC’s Rafael Rodrigues and asked him to suggest to them the most efficient and least costly way for maintaining their busy yet extremely dusty site. The truck traffic is likely to drag all of the material to the driveways and streets. In addition, they also needed an option with an “A class” filter to be compliant with the Queensland regulations. The Solution ASC’s Rafael went to visit theirRead More
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Superior Stone is a Wollongong-based custom masonry manufacturer. The Challenge Superior Stone faced the massive issue of dealing with silica and concrete dust similar like most masonry companies do. Superior Stone’s Owner, Marco, wanted his workshop floors to be clean. He didn’t want the powder and debris generated while cutting kitchen benchtops on the floors. With many hard-to-reach and limited space areas around the workshop, Marco knew he needed a machine that could keep all the corners of his workshop clean. He wanted to invest in a heavy-duty floor cleaning machine. The Solution ASC demonstrated the Eureka E 51 scrubberRead 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