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AUS­TRALIA’S MARITIMO IS com­plet­ing a multi-mil­lion­dol­lar ex­pan­sion of its orig­i­nal Gold Coast plant – a move which will ‘fu­ture-proof’ the busi­ness and cre­ate the coun­try’s most ad­vanced and en­vi­ron­men­tall­y­sen­si­tive marine in­dus­try man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity.

To be com­pleted early in 2019, it will vir­tu­ally dou­ble the com­pany’s man­u­fac­tur­ing base. The new build­ings in­clude a lam­i­na­tion shed in­su­lated against heat with greater ca­pac­ity, vol­ume and bet­ter air flow. There are new lunch­rooms, toi­lets and show­ers, and 230m2 of por­ta­ble mez­za­nine so work­places can be specif­i­cally tai­lored to the needs of the day. The new fa­cil­ity will of­fer more stor­age for moulds and more des­ig­nated de­tail­ing and cut­ting bays.

Mar­timo will also dou­ble its CNC router ma­chin­ery and a stream­lined man­u­fac­tur­ing process will pro­vide the ca­pac­ity to en­gi­neer four ves­sels at one time as they progress through the fa­cil­ity.

As part of its ex­pan­sion, Maritimo is un­der­tak­ing a sub­stan­tial man­power drive aimed at in­creas­ing the over­all work­force by 30 per­cent.

TOP (L to R) Maritimo’s Gen­eral Man­ager Op­er­a­tions Phil Can­dler, Lead De­signer Tom Barry-cot­ter and CEO Garth Cor­bitt in­spect one of the new build­ings un­der con­struc­tion in Mcphail Road.

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