Cutting-edge facility features advanced vehicle parking lifts
Mercedes-Benz Brisbane’s new ‘Autohaus’ has officially opened on the 1st of August 2019.
Completed by Tier One builder John Holland Group, the dealership is part of the Lei Shing Hong Group, one of the world’s largest dealer groups for Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles as well as for Caterpillar hydraulic excavators.
Located in the beautiful Breakfast Creek precinct close by the new Newstead Bunnings, the $100 million + world-class project features two of LevantaPark’s advanced vehicle lifts.
The Autohaus features a full service Mercedes-Benz dealership, service centre and museum, along with shops, restaurants and a riverside rooftop function centre. Its architecturally impressive design showcases five storeys of Mercedes-Benz vehicles on display in the glass fronted façade.
A unique feature is the impressive hanging gardens on the outside of the building, made up of more than 14,000 plants and using water from the building’s rooftop collection tanks.
LevantaPark Technical Consultant Daniel Parker said, “The Mercedes-Benz Autohaus project is the first of its kind in Australia. At LevantaPark we’re excited to help complete this state-of-the-art project for Brisbane.”
User friendly custom-built car lift complements Autohaus’ advanced design
To help enhance the user experience at the new facility, LevantaPark has installed two world-class lifts for moving and accessing vehicles.
LevantaPark installed a custom-designed hydraulically driven car elevator to transport cars throughout the building, and allow Mercedes-Benz clients to access any of the available vehicle range – from every floor of the building – and easily take the car for a test drive.
With an internal cabin size of 6.5m x 2.6m x 2.8m high and a capacity rated at 4.5-5 tonnes, the lift has been specifically designed to be capable of taking even the largest, heaviest vehicles in the Mercedes-Benz range.
This 5 stop hydraulic powered custom lift features a remarkable travel distance of 23 metres, and travels at 0.6 metres per second. the lift is supported by world-class Bucher hydraulics. The lift interior features a heavy duty galvanised checker plate floor, stainless steel panelling for walls and ceiling, and LED lighting.
Safety for customers and staff is a non-negotiable. The lift incorporates fire-rated entry and exit doors, vehicle positioning safety sensors, air ventilation capable of moving 2,000 litres a second, and four full-length passenger interface panels that can be operated from inside the vehicle.
Passengers can easily select floors using the interface, and in the case of an emergency dial out to four separate lines. The speakers are installed in close proximity to ensure high sound quality in the event of an emergency.
The lift is controlled by a bespoke PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) interface. Power is fed to the motors by two large VSD (Variable Speed Drives) which allow the lift to work to maximum efficiency with minimum power usage.
Rex Gold car lift provides access to Mercedes-Benz car museum
The second car lift, a Rex Gold scissor lift system from the LevantaPark range, transports vehicles between the ground floor and the Mercedes-Benz museum which occupies the building’s entire basement.
Protected by two fully rated fire doors, the Rex Gold offers the durability, reliability, and ease-of-use that Mercedes-Benz were looking for.
It uses a pantograph or scissor lifting system to serve up to 4.10 metres, with a capacity up to 4 tonnes. And because Rex Gold doesn’t need to have weight distributed evenly over the entire platform, Mercedes-Benz can utilise it as a goods lift as well.
LevantaPark helps set the standard for car dealerships
Daniel Parker said, “This facility will set a new benchmark for automotive dealerships in Australia. LevantaPark is proud to have been selected by such prestige, quality brand such as Mercedes-Benz to help develop their Autohaus.”
To find out how LevantaPark can design and build vehicle lift systems for your project, contact our team on 1300 993 548 or get in touch with us online.