Turn-Key Projects

Turn-Key Projects

Leading supplier of affordable, turn-key facility solutions

Marand holds an unrivalled capacity to deliver high-quality, large scale turn-key facilities and offers complete end-to-end service, from consulting, feasibility and business case development, to design, testing and workforce training.

As a trusted partner to Boeing, Ford, Holden, Toyota, CNHTC and more recently Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, Marand has successfully designed and implemented Australia’s largest turn-key facility solutions. Our blue chip client base spans the aerospace, defence, automotive, mining and rail industries where safety, quality, reliability and throughput are paramount to success.

Marand facilities balance ergonomic manual solutions and fully automated lights out manufacturing and processing to deliver high-quality, efficient and affordable solutions tailored specifically to client needs. 

Our automation experience includes small and large scale welding, handling and assembly operation projects. Equipped with in-house capability in robotics, conveyors, manipulators and automated guided vehicles (AGV), expertise in jig and fixture design, and experience with exotic materials Marand is a low-risk choice for discerning clients.

All equipment is designed and manufactured from our state-of-the-art headquarters in Victoria, Australia, and serviced by a mature, audited global supply chain 40 years in the making. These factors give Marand unrivalled capacity to deliver product solutions that are fit for purpose and stand the test of time, every time.

Our capacity to deliver large scale projects in-house surpasses any other Australian automation company, demonstrated by our recent successful bid for a project requiring in excess of 41,000 engineering hours just in the feasibility stage. In addition, Marand has designed and is currently building the world’s most advanced rail maintenance workshops for two of the largest international iron ore mining companies.

Our capabilities include:

Consulting, feasibility, engineering and design:

  • Project management
  • Specification definition and writing
  • Process and product engineering including simulation
  • Layout specification and design (Robotics, transfer systems, conveyors, automated guided vehicles - AGV)
  • Electrical engineering, design and programming
  • Mechanical engineering, design and detailing

Manufacture, assemble, test and trial:

  • Fabrication (Up to 70 Tonnes , < 5,000sqm)
  • Machining (3,4 7 5 Axis up to 12m length)
  • Mechanical assembly (< 10,000sqm Assembly space)
  • Nata metrology QA laboratory (1,000sqm, Laser trackers, Large CMM)
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic assembly (< 10,000sqm Assembly space)
  • Electrical control assembly and wiring (< 1,000sqm Electrical build) 
  • Factory acceptance testing (< 10,000sqm)

Installation, commission and test:

  • Complete installation service
  • Portable dedicated site workshops
  • Laser trackers

Through life support and servicing:

  • Dedicated and professional service team
  • Scheduled servicing 
  • Long term service agreements
  • Dedicated service vehicles

Marand’s turn-key facility solutions can be found today in some of the worlds most advanced manufacturing, maintenance and processing companies. We are proud to have built strong ongoing relationships with our blue chip clients that span decades.

Our turn-key facilities and automation customers include:

  • BHP Billiton
  • Rio Tinto 
  • Boeing
  • Ford
  • Holden
  • Toyota
  • Pacific National
  • Aurizon
  • Futuris
  • Auto Alliance Thailand
  • China National Heavy Duty Truck Group
  • Lockheed Martin 
  • BAE Systems
  • Thales
  • Vawdery
  • Matrix Composites
  • AIRBUS Group

Over the last 15 years, Marand has been recognised for its leading-edge turn-key solutions through nearly 30 industry related awards and accreditations.

These include: 

  • 2014 Manufacturers' Monthly Endeavour Award - Manufacturer of the Year 
  • 2014 Manufacturers' Monthly Endeavour Awards - Global Integration Award
  • 2014 Melbourne's South East Large Enterprise Award
  • 2014 BAE Systems/Marand - CIPS International Procurement Project of the Year award
  • 2014 BAE Systems UK - MAI Procurement Awards - Best Relationships Award
  • 2013 BAE Systems - Bronze Chairman’s Award
  • 2012 - Victorian Manufacturing Awards - Manufacturer of the Year (Large Business Category)
  • 2011 - (Finalists) Victorian Manufacturing Awards 
    Manufacturers' Monthly - Manufacturer of the Year
    Manufacturers' Monthly - Exporter of the Year 
    Manufacturers' Monthly - 50th Anniversary Most Innovative Manufacturing Company 1961 - 2011
    Manufacturing Hall of Fame - Young Manufacturer of the Year
  • 2011 Lockheed Martin 100% Quality and Delivery Performance Award
  • 2010 Lockheed Martin Quality Excellence Award
  • 2009 BAE Systems "Source Acceptance" accreditation
  • 2009 Lockheed Martin Supplier Excellence Award
  • 2008 Manufacturers' Monthly Manufacturer of the Year
  • 2008 Manufacturers' Monthly Exporter of the Year
  • 2008 Manufacturers' Monthly Global Integration Award
  • 2007 Ford Australia Tony Simpson Annual Supplier Awards - Relationship Award
  • 2007 BAE Systems UK Global Certificate of Approval for Military Programmes
  • 2007 Governor of Victoria Export Award
  • 2006 Victorian Government inducted Marand into the Manufacturing Hall of Fame
  • 2004 Victorian Government Manufacturing Hall of Fame Certificate of Manufacturing Excellence
  • 2001 Ford Gold Supplier Excellence Awards
  • 1999 Victorian Government’s inaugural Design-Tech Engineering Excellence Award
  • 1999 Automate Best New Product Award

Latest News

  • BAE Systems and Marand announce teaming agreement on Land 400

    2 February 2017

    BAE Systems Australia and leading Australian defence SME Marand today announced a teaming agreement for LAND 400, building on the companies’ long-term partnership on major projects.

    Marand will contribute leading cross-sector expertise gained from the automotive, aerospace, rail and defence sectors to the program, providing a range of production engineering solutions. The company has proven experience in welding ballistic steel, advanced machining and complex assembly performed on a daily basis for defence exports, and has been designing, building and launching vehicular production lines for over 30 years.

    BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive, Glynn Phillips, said:

    “I am delighted that Marand has chosen to work with BAE Systems Australia on Land 400. Today’s announcement demonstrates how Australian industry is getting behind our solution for the Australian Army.”

    Marand Chief Executive Officer, Rohan Stocker, said:

    “BAE Systems is a great partner. The Company delivers on its industrial commitments, transferring technology that has allowed Marand to create high skilled jobs and defence exports. We have already proven that we can deliver complex defence production technology transfers in Australia with 100 percent quality and delivery performance.”

    BAE Systems worked with Marand on its transition from the automotive and aerospace to defence industry through collaboration on the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program more than 10 years ago. BAE Systems provides titanium parts to Marand which are used in the manufacture of F-35 vertical tail fins in Australia and are in turn exported to the USA under contract from BAE Systems in the UK.


    In July last year, BAE Systems and Land 400 bid partner Patria were confirmed as one of two tenders selected to take part in the 51 week Risk Mitigation Activity for the Australian Army’s Land 400 Phase 2 combat reconnaissance vehicle program.

    BAE Systems and Patria are offering the combat-proven AMV35 for Land 400 Phase 2. The team is committed to manufacturing the AMV35 locally with an industry solution that will grow local manufacturing knowledge, create jobs and bring further economic benefits to the Australian SME supply chain.

    About Marand

    Marand designs and manufactures complex and innovative equipment and products to the aerospace, defence, automotive, rail and renewable energy industries. Our customer base includes companies such as BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

    Our expertise in applying innovative manufacturing and production techniques, with precision where needed, delivers substantial financial benefits to our customers. This has resulted in Marand being the largest Australian supplier on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter programme. In addition to the F-35 Vertical Tails program, Marand is the global sole source of the F-35 engine removal and installation trailer.

    More info: http://www.baesystems.com/en-aus/article/bae-systems-and-marand-announce-teaming-agreement-on-land-400

    Media Contacts

    Marand: Alex Lyon on +61 417 384 223 / alexl@marand.com.au

    BAE Systems: Kaye Noske +61 (0) 8 8480 7574 / kaye.noske@baesystems.com

  • First in Australia, Marand now accredited for NADCAP Measurement & Inspection

    Marand is now accredited for CMM and Laser Tracker measurement and inspection by The National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap).

    At the time of accreditation, Marand was Australia’s 1st company and 1 of only 8 companies globally to receive the accreditation.

    “Marand’s achievement in receiving Nadcap M&I accreditation gives our customers’ confidence in Marand’s ability to measure and inspect its aerospace products. The fact that we achieved the accreditation is testament to the processes, people and capabilities we already had in place to serve our customers.” Rohan Stocker, Marand CEO.

    Measurement and inspection techniques are used throughout the aerospace and defense industry to verify dimensions ensuring production meets client quality requirements.


    Marand Nadcap Measurement & Inspection certificate for CMM and Laser Tracker measurement and inspection.


    About Nadcap

    Nadcap is the leading worldwide cooperative program of major companies designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special processes and products and provide continual improvement within the aerospace and automotive industries.

    About Marand

    Marand designs and manufactures complex and innovative equipment and products to the aerospace, defence, automotive, rail and renewable energy industries. Our customer base includes companies such as Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Boeing, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

    Our expertise in applying innovative manufacturing and production techniques, with precision where needed, delivers substantial financial benefits to our customers. This has resulted in Marand being the largest Australian supplier on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter programme. In addition to the F-35 Vertical Tails program, Marand is the global sole source of the F-35 engine removal and installation trailer.

    Media Contacts

    Alex Lyon on +61 417 384 223 or alexl@marand.com.au

  • Marand continues global F-35 success in training domain

    Following on from their very successful work in manufacturing vertical tails, an extensive range of aerostructures tooling and the F-35 engine installation and removal trailer, Marand has recently competed for and won a contract from Lockheed Martin for the detail design and manufacture of new F-35 Lightning II training technology. Marand will design the fuselage assembly for an engine and lift fan removal and installation trainer (ELFRIT) for the F-35 program.

    The initial ELFRIT will be delivered to the U.S. and will be used to train maintenance crews in the precision tasks of removing and installing engines and lift fans. Marand hopes that further examples of ELFRIT might be required at a number of the major F-35 sustainment bases worldwide.

    The contract for the initial ELFRIT represents around 45 person-years of additional Australian input to the F-35 program. Marand envisages that over 95% of the labour input will be carried out by Australian companies and a large proportion of the material content will also be locally sourced.

    Marand’s proven capability to develop and test innovative multi-purpose mechanical systems will be used for this contract.

    Marand’s General Manager of Aerospace and Defence, Mr Steve Mellor said, “This is another great opportunity for the Marand team to provide more innovative solutions into the F-35 programme. We are very excited to have the opportunity.”

    Marand expects to complete the design phase mid-2017 and to deliver the first unit late 2018.


    Alex Lyon – Business Development Manager
    E: alex_lyon@marand.com.au
    M: +61 417 384 223