Eastpack Te Puke

Eastpack was having major trouble with their truck corridors being slippery when wet. The forklifts were sliding around when trying to load the trucks and they actually had an accident where a forklift driver slid into a truck and broke his arm. This prompted Eastpack to look into a solution to give the concrete some grip.

None of the coating's available were good enough, due to the extremely heavy environment. They also had truck after truck getting loaded all day long and multiple fork lifts working all the time so a coating just cannot stand up to that sort of traffic.

They explored the option of sandblasting to give the concrete some texture but sandblasting was just going to be far too messy so they contacted Grindking to see what we could offer. We did a sample of a medium bush hammer finish and they loved it so they gave us the go ahead to complete their 2000m2 truck loading corridor.

After one season of using the bush hammered surface they were that impressed and happy with it that they have had us complete another 3000m2 some of which consisted of full interior situations like into their cool stores. There is talk of more area being done as the bush hammered surface is performing exceptionally well, and the Grindking bush hammered surface has ticked off a huge health and safety issue for Eastpak.

The finish was a medium bush hammer texture, and C2 super hard densifier.