Customisable Bus Shelter for Nestlé Smithtown
Nestlé has been operating at Smithtown on the mid NSW coast since 1921. The factory is the birthplace of Milo, the famous green-canned chocolate malt drink first produced during the Great Depression to help children obtain adequate nutrients. From its essential beginnings in 1934 its popularity grew and Milo has since become a mainstay across Australian family households. The Smithtown factory employs over 200 workers on-site who assist in the production of almost 200,000 cans each day. To support their employees travelling to and from the factory, Nestlé wanted to install a number of comfortable bus shelters around the factory grounds and approached Felton Industries for a solution.
Nestlé were considering Felton’s Modular Bus Shelters which are designed for high use areas and feature a sturdy Colorbond roof with ample shelter, fully-enclosed blue frames and comfortable bench seating with safety end caps as standard. However Nestlé were interested in a number of customisations to meet factory safety protocols. In particular they required the standard mesh detail to be replaced by Perspex. They also had a specific budget, seating needs and delivery schedule that had to be achieved.
Felton worked closely with the team at Nestlé to meet all of their custom requirements and to do so within specified timeframes and budgets. Nestlé were very happy with the resulting customised Modular Bus Shelters which provide a wonderful shade and sheltered space for employees to sit and wait for buses to travel to and from the factory. Durable and built to last, Felton’s bus shelters are set to become a new and lasting feature of the historic Nestlé factory site at Smithtown.