Advance Packing Take On The ASC M6

Updated on Friday, November 24, 2023

Food & Beverages . Logistics & Distribution

Client Introduction

Advance Packing & Marketing Services (APMS) is the largest packing facility for avocadoes in the South West of WA.

They are located in the Shire of Manjimup and have been operating for 12 years. Expanding their production every year, they just added to their large footprint a new undercover loading shed to handle the volume of avocadoes.

The Challenge

APMS’ Zoe Taylor made contact with ASC Area Manager Ross Sheehan after Ross called in when delivering a sweeping machine to another grower in the region.

APMS had used sweeping machines previously, but they found them ineffective as they caused more airborne dust than cleaning it.

APMS just added extra shed space with numerous trucks and other machines loading and unloading produce, which brings in dust, rock, and other farm debris. They didn’t want all this debris so close to their state-of-the-art equipment for packing the avocadoes. Keep the loading area clean is very crucial for the operation of the whole facility.

The Solution

ASC’s Ross Sheehan discussed the advantages and reliability of the ASC Eureka sweepers with Zoe.

Ross shared many of his experiences in the WA fruit and vegetable growing and packaging sectors. He also explained the importance, application, and value of ASC’s market-leading sweeper dust filtration systems.

The Result

Zoe placed an order for the ASC Eureka M6 battery-powered sweeper to Ross.

Ross configured the M6 using the Australian-made Stanbury battery charger and locally made 36V battery pack. While this inclusion proved to be more expensive for ASC, it ensured greater reliability and ability to repair a locally sourced item should it fail in years to come.

The ASC M6 sweeper was directly delivered to the ASC Perth warehouse for pre-delivery. It was then delivered in person by Ross Sheehan to APMS. Ross also arranged to visit Mako Services in Busselton who services all of the battery-powered equipment on site, to advise them regarding the maintenance required for the M6.

Once at APMS, Ross trained their operators Joshua, Dean, and Steve on how to operate the ASC Mach 6 sweeper. Now the avocadoes are dust-free!