Expandable fencing from The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) is being widely used to secure bonded warehouse facilities in Australia, resulting in high demand for the product.

Also known as a customs warehouse, a bonded warehouse is typically a secured warehouse facility closely supervised by Australian customs authorities and used to store dutiable imported goods pending their re-export, release or assessment and payment of duties and taxes. Companies using these services have the flexibility to move imported shipments quickly from the wharf for short-term storage, unpacking and deconsolidation, thereby avoiding the high storage charges otherwise applicable if the shipments were to remain indefinitely at the arrival port or air terminal.

Businesses utilise bonded warehouse facilities knowing their goods are safe and secure. The warehouse’s licence holder is responsible for the safe custody of these goods to the satisfaction of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. These facilities are highly secured with security personnel monitoring the premises 24 hours a day, and CCTV cameras and strict inventory control systems providing an additional level of security.

ATDC’s expandable fencing allows the bonded warehouse to secure the loading dock entries and the perimeter of the facility. Being trackless and expandable, the freestanding security fencing does not interfere with the controlled movement of freight trucks or forklifts into and out of the bonded facility.

Key features of ATDC’s expandable fencing include standard height options of 2020mm or 2520mm; high tensile steel sections with multi-point locking options for strength; heavy duty 75mm non-marking rubber wheels allowing easy operation; safety tested under relevant OH&S legislation and the Australian Standards for Temporary Fencing and Hoarding; and compliance testing carried out for satisfying the relevant deeming provisions of the BCA for emergency egress where required. The expandable fencing is available for outright purchase or hire on a short or long term basis.

ATDC’s product range is available in both steel and aluminium options.

The expandable fencing is sold in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra as well as in all regional areas across the country including Newcastle, Geelong, Sunshine Coast, Darwin, Hobart and Townsville. The fencing is also exported throughout South East Asia, the Asia Pacific and the Pacific Islands.

Image: The recent installation of 2520mm high premium grade expandable fencing by ATDC at Seaway Logistics’ bonded warehouse facility in Port Botany, Sydney, Australia.