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Container Handling

Alternative Engineering is a recognised leader in the design, manufacture and supply of container handling and packaging equipment. Our highly qualified and experienced team is dedicated to providing reliable expertise, services and engineering outcomes for our customers' bottling and packaging requirements.

As your engineering partner, we identify the best practical solutions for your requirements and implement consistent, reliable processes designed to maximise efficiency.

  • Digital onsite measuring
  • Reverse engineering
  • Design and development
  • CAD Drafting
  • Manufacture
  • Installation
  • 3D simulation
  • Technical consultation
  • Commissioning
  • Change Parts
  • Wear strips
  • Timing Screws
  • Starwheels
  • Centre guides
  • Drive Units
  • Inverters
  • Parts carts
  • Unscramblers
  • Rinsers
  • Case packers
  • Fillers
  • Orientators
  • Cappers
  • Cap sorter
  • Labellers
  • Wear strips
  • Machine guards
  • Pucks
  • Bottling
  • Dairy
  • Spirits
  • Canning
  • Wineries
  • Breweries
  • Fruit juice
  • Soft drink
  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Water
  • Detergents
  • Personal care
  • Packaging
  • Petrochemical
One of the primary benefits we strive to provide for customers is an open and professional working relationship that ultimately reduces costs for your business over the long term. You will find that our approach can assist you in many ways including:
  • Production efficiencies 
  • Reliable turnaround 
  • Accurate design and measurement 
  • Industry experience 
  • Line speed improvements 
  • Precision parts 
  • Engineering expertise 
  • Onsite consultation 
  • Performance improvements 
  • Reduced change over times 
  • Reduced OH&S issues
  • Fast supply of spare parts 
  • Light weight components
There are a number of things to consider when manufacturing for Container Handling Equipment. These include:
  • Operating temperature
  • Label sensitivity
  • Line speed
  • Container shape/material
  • Noise control
  • Machine constraints
  • Machine alignment
With our knowledge and near 30 years’ experience in all areas of container handling solutions and with expertise in the bottling industry, our team is on hand to deliver quality engineering outcomes.

We provide solutions that help you maximise your line performance and efficiency while reducing changeover time and providing fast turnaround for your time critical needs. Once we have manufactured a part for you, we can replace worn or damaged parts very quickly and easily, ensuring less down time for you. Our precision engineering techniques will ensure that your components fit first time, every time, keeping your containers moving and your packaging lines running at maximum efficiency.  

Questions that need to be answered before you select a container handling solutions provider:
  • Are you looking for a reliable manufacturing process?
  • Is a quality finished product important to you?
  • Do you wish to improve production efficiencies?
  • Are you looking to reduce OHS issues?
  • Is there a demand for more flexible production processes?
  • Do you have frequent changeovers?
  • Would you like quick, reliable changeovers with minimum downtime?
  • Would you like to free up the time of your more skilled engineering labour?
  • Is the fast supply of replacement components critical to your production output?
  • Do you want continuous improvement to be the norm?
  • Would you like a relationship with a company that understands your container handling requirements?
Alternative Engineering is not just an OEM replacement option. From initial consultation through to implementation, we strive to understand your needs and come up with innovative and reliable solutions. Contact us today to discuss your container handling requirement.

Our Clientele

What our Clients Say

  • "When we first decided to try the process I was skeptical. However I must admit our usage throughout the factory of engineering plastics has moved from 100% OEM to 85% supplied by Alternative Engineering. The freedom to have locally manufactured parts is great"

    David Gladwin. O-I Asia Pacific
  • "Your attention to detail and level of customer service has been excellent while dealing with highly complex tasks, and the solutions delivered to our business has resulted in sustainable improvement."

    Matthew Sitters, Packaging Capability & Development Coordinator
    Treasury Wine Estates
  • "Alternative Engineering has provided an excellent level of service, support and products to our organisation."

    Matthew Sitters, Packaging Capability & Development Coordinator
    Treasury Wine Estates
  • "Your level of professionalism, commitment and passion for what you do has been great and we have been extremely pleased."

    Matthew Sitters, Packaging Capability & Development Coordinator
    Treasury Wine Estates
  • "I have received the plastic Smartie chutes. I must say the workmanship is fantastic and the fit is perfect. I just like to say thank you for a top quality job to your team there."

    Phillip Duarte, Mechanical Fitter
    Nestle Confectionary
  • "I am writing to express my sincere thanks to both yourself and the staff in the way they have assisted us. With very little notice we have requested jobs to be completed urgently and you haven't let us down."

    Peter W Fisher
    Nestle Confectionary
  • "You seem to have a happy team where nothing is too much trouble as long as it pleases the customer."

    Peter W Fisher
    Nestle Confectionary
  • "Yesterday picked up my plastic fabrication from Alternative Engineering. I want to thank all the staff that made this project happen, it makes me enormously proud that Australian manufacturing is alive and well."

    Petro Maksymovych
    D Metro Investments
  • "I will be talking to all I can of my experience with Alternative Engineering and recommend it highly and I look forward to our next project."

    Petro Maksymovych
    D Metro Investments
  • "During my three year contract in China, there has not been a single quality or delivery related problem with Alternative Engineering products. "

    Nigel Dart
    ACI Guangdong Glass Company, China
  • "I would be more than happy to recommend the services of Alternative Engineering to anybody looking for a reliable, high quality supplier."

    Nigel Dart
    ACI Guangdong Glass Company, China
  • "Colonial Farm has been associated with Alternative Engineering for many years with various projects and manufacture and design of machine parts, and they have never failed to deliver within the designated time frame."

    Peter Bull, Engineering Manager
    Colonial Farm (Aust) Pty Ltd
  • "Alternative Engineering are very responsive to all enquiries, have extensive knowledge on materials and machining, and have the ability to work within very short lead times."

    Peter Bull, Engineering Manager
    Colonial Farm (Aust) Pty Ltd
  • "Alternative Engineering have always provided excellent service and products to a very high standard."

    Peter Bull, Engineering Manager
    Colonial Farm (Aust) Pty Ltd
  • "Your attention to detail and creative natures show that you have confidence in your ability as Engineers."

    Byron Van Geyzel
  • "I enjoyed working with you on the many challenges that we did overcome over a period of a year, especially the diverter conveyors, the liquor cutter, to mention a few, and a host of many such jobs."

    Byron Van Geyzel
  • "I would like to thank you and the team at Alternative for supplying components “right first time” to our business. Often our requests are unique and with short time lines."

    Simon Hall, Engineering Maintenance Team Leader
    Nestlé Confectionary and Snacks
  • "Your Engineering team understand our requirements with respect to food safety and ensure our hygienic engineering standards are adhered to."

    Simon Hall, Engineering Maintenance Team Leader
    Nestlé Confectionary and Snacks
  • "We have worked in partnership with Alternative Engineering to design and implement improvements in order to resolve problematic machine issues. Above all the quality of components we receive from Alternative Engineering is outstanding whilst remaining cost competitive."

    Simon Hall, Engineering Maintenance Team Leader
    Nestlé Confectionary and Snacks
  • "Now that we have trialled your equipment and are extremely pleased with the standard of components that you produce for our machines, it is safe to say we will continue to use your services."

    Chris Saunders
    Visy Board Pty Ltd