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Custom Engineering Workstations - Case Study of state-of-the-art tech benches

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

About the client:

With over 30 years of innovation and a global presence, our client is redefining the cathodic protection and pipeline integrity monitoring industry. Serving over 200 organizations across North America and beyond, they have protected over 160,000 kilometers of pipeline assets. As part of their expansion project into their new Headquarters, Sustema was approached to design and manufacture specialized furniture that aligned with their budget and specifications.

The Project:

During the construction and expansion of their new Headquarters in Calgary, our client sought specialized furniture solutions for their engineers' workstations. The newly constructed 18,500-square-foot facility is a testament to their commitment to leading-edge manufacturing technologies, lean process flows, and sustainable practices. With our expertise in ergonomic design and state-of-the-art tech benches, we were the ideal partner to ensure increased efficiency, healthier margins, and an enhanced overall customer experience. Together, we created workstations that not only promote ergonomics but also elevate employee productivity and job satisfaction.

The Solution:

Our solution for the client involved the implementation of custom engineering workstations equipped with our state-of-the-art Tech-Bench, designed to serve as a versatile product assembly line for their new Headquarters. The setup included a set of 2 linked units and 8 Service Benches linked back to back units, providing ample workspace with a width of 72". To optimize productivity and user comfort, the workstations featured mechanically height-adjustable and high-pressure laminate worksurfaces, allowing for customization based on individual requirements. To maximize efficiency, an accessory rail was integrated, providing easy access to power and data. Additionally, height-adjustable laminated shelves were installed, supported by heavy-duty vertical beams, optimizing space utilization. With the inclusion of electrical raceways underneath the work surface, cable management was streamlined for a clean and organized workspace.

The Result:

The implementation of the state-of-the-art tech bench had a significant positive impact on our client's productivity and efficiency. By streamlining their assembly process, the new setup resulted in time savings and improved overall productivity. With increased service and support, manufacturing, warehouse space, as well as expanded office space for their growing engineering and administrative teams, our client experienced enhanced operational capabilities. The unique design of the manufacturing area allowed for easy reconfiguration based on demand, ensuring flexibility and adaptability. Our Integration System, specifically designed for high-data-intensive environments, proved to be the ideal solution for their technological needs. Its ergonomic and aesthetic features complemented the efficient workflow, resulting in an environment that fostered productivity and supported the demands of their operations.


By integrating our custom-designed tech bench in their new Headquarters in Calgary, our client not only streamlined their assembly process, saving time and improving overall productivity but also demonstrated their commitment to quality and supply chain security. The addition of a state-of-the-art surface mount line further solidifies their position as an industry leader, offering enhanced quality control and supply chain resilience. At Sustema, we take pride in our ability to deliver customized solutions that not only enhance workflow and productivity but also provide long-term value and strategic advantages. As our client continues to thrive and grow, we stand ready to support their evolving needs and contribute to their continued success in the industry.

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