New technology unveiled at Timberlink’s Bell Bay, Australia manufacturing site

The Green Mill Vision Scanning System to be launched in Bell Bay (Image: Timberlink)

Timberlink has unveiled a new Green Mill Vision Scanning System in Bell Bay, Tasmania, Australia.

The AU$5.5 million co-investment in the continuing upgrade and modernisation of Timberlink’s softwood timber manufacturing plant in Tasmania is supported by $3.5m from the federal government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development Community Development Grants Programme.

According to the press release by Timberlink, the Vision Scanning System will optimise pieces of timber to maximise the production of outdoor treated timber for the construction of decks and pergolas.

“The upgrade will increase the volume of high-grade timber sourced from renewable pine plantation and creating a workplace of the future, with high tech machinery improved accuracy, safety, and job security,” said David Oliver, EGM sales, marketing and corporate affairs at Timberlink.

“Timberlink’s manufacturing operations are environmentally sustainable, provide vital local jobs and economic expenditure, and produce timber locally for use in the housing and construction industry in Tasmania and throughout Australia.”

Bridget Archer, Federal Liberal Member for Bass, said that growing manufacturing capability and securing jobs in the region was all part of her plan for northern Tasmania.

“When you have a strong economy and sound economic management like the Federal Government have delivered, you can make investments to grow our economy and build a stronger future for the community,” Archer said.

This investment supports the major upgrade that were recently announced by Timberlink of a $63m investment to increase timber manufacturing in Tasmania by 2025 by 50%, thus increasing Australia’s capacity to manufacture timber and build Australian homes.