Johnston Excellence In Products, Production & Process
Johnston Sweepers has always provided the benchmark level of excellence in all the products we manufacture. The vacuum sweepers we produce today have evolved from over 50 years of field experience; we believe we provide the best performance and durability available whilst offering greatest value on investment. With over $2.3 million invested annually in research and development through design engineering and component selection, we are confident the Johnston brand will remain the benchmark of excellence within the industry into the future.
Excellence In Manufacturing
From steel coming in, to the Sweeper leaving the production line, quality is assured at every stage of the manufacturing process. Johnston sweepers operate three CNC laser cutting machines, two of which were updated in 2011 at the start of the process. With a capability to cut box section and tubular steel and operating 24/7, these lasers can support the peaks and troughs of production and parts demand. Further investment in 2010 in CNC Brake presses and pyramid rollers ensure the components are delivered to the robot welders to a consistently high standard. Although a large percentage of welding is completed by 3 robot welders, traditional welding techniques are still widely employed across our three factories and offer improved flexibility on customer requirements.
In 2009 Johnston installed a state-of-the-art Powder Coating Paint Plant; all the steel components for the sweepers go through this process ensuring the highest level of durability of each component. Components are shot blasted, chemically cleaned, dried and painted in the process. The process quality is measured regularly and tested parts have to pass a 1000 hour scratch and salt test.
Excellence On The Road
Through extensive research and development and the highest level of quality control during the manufacturing process, a new Johnston Sweeper will deliver high quality performance on the road. With a wide range of options available to enable the sweepers to do more than just sweep, including removing weeds, street washing and gully emptying, you can be assured of flexibility as well as performance, reliability and durability of your Johnston sweeper. Combined with a global dealership network to provide a support infrastructure matching the product quality, together with a parts support and back-up for a minimum of 10 years after delivery, the Johnston sweeper will continue to provide excellent service in the field for years to come.