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Bel-Air and Defence

Bel-Air has been established since 1980 and for many of those years we have provided the Australian Defence Forces and its Contractors with paint and panel services for ADF land vehicles such as Land Rover 110s, UniMogs and Mack heavy trucks in their various configurations such as Cargo, Troop Carrier and Water Tankers.

Bel-Air is fully conversant with the stringent quality requirements and special APAS specifications, including infra-red paint for the application of camouflage colours and the repair and replacement of parts and components associated with these vehicles. We have established comprehensive part and bill of material lists, as well as work program templates, for each type of vehicle.
Accordingly, Bel-Air can quickly estimate and quote work for these vehicles and importantly, we can monitor and report on the refinish or refurbishment status of each vehicle being worked on.

Importantly, Bel-Air can quickly adapt its systems to cater for new vehicle models, types, configurations and manufacturers. Our products and services have been used on new and used ADF vehicles that have been prepared for deployment or on vehicles that have returned from deployment.  This work has been performed either directly for the Joint Logistics Unit or the appropriate ADF Prime Contractor.

In more recent times Bel-Air has provided these services for Defence by working with its prime Contractor, BAE (formally TTDL), to get vehicles completed and returned to service as quickly as possible. Bel-Air prides itself on our ability to deliver consistent quality of work on time that represents true value to ADF.

Products and Services

Bel-Air offers a range of complementary services designed to be used either individually or together to enable vehicles to be restored to operational condition at the one site and in as short a time possible.  We also work with other specialist providers of products and services to expediate the work program.  Our services include: -
. Heavy vehicle painting, including Camouflage, Infra-red and Disruptive Pattern applications
Panel repair and component replacement
Computer design and cut vinyl signage
Custom artwork hand painted signage, lines & scrolls, air brushed artwork
Vehicle detailing and cleaning
High pressure water and steam cleaning
Vehicle pickup and delivery

Core Expertise and Competitive Advantage

Bel-Air has the commercial and business expertise to complement the trade workmanship skills deployed to execute work programs.  We operate under a strigent quality system and possess the ability to rapidly adapt to changing conditions and requirements.  This underpins a commitment to total customer care based upon ensuring we have a comprehensive understanding of client expectations and needs.  Some of this expertiseis encapsulated in the following attributes: -
. Bel-Air is quality accredited to ISO 9001 standards. We have developed comprehensive systems to drive and report on production,  work scheduling, quoting and compliance that underpin a customer focused program based on quality, timeliness and value with management systems measured against specific KPIs in each area of the business.
Bel-Air is very experienced in the repair and painting of ADF heavy vehicles and has specific expertise in the application of infra-red,
camouflage and disruptive paint patterns.
. Bel-Air is very familar with the logistics systems and procedures used within Defence and have aligned our capabilities with Defence requirements to deliver enhanced levels of reliable service.
. Bel-Air understands its role within the ADF supply chain and works collaboratively with other service providers to reduce repair time and maximise efficiencies across the project.
Bel-Air has comprehensive vehicle parts and bill of material lists for all of the ADF vehicles we have performed work on.
Bel-Air has established comprehensive work templates for the ADF vehicles we have worked on that enable jobs to be quickly quoted and work programs to be effectively scheduled and reported.
Bel-Air has worked with and understands the Mincom supplied Materials Management software system used throughout the ADF
. Bel-Air is a proven provider of quality workmanship and on-time delivery, especially during periods of "surge" demand.
. Bel-Air only employs staff on a full-time basis so as to create and preserve a stable workforce experienced with our products, procedures and work practices.
. Bel-Air is an approved first tier service provider of paint and panel services to the ADF in Queensland.

Project Experience

Of particular interest to Bel-Air and a core compentency of the business is our ability to effectively operate in, manage and deliver efficiencies and productive outcomes to projects both small and complex. Bel-Air has completed many work projects for the ADF including: -
. Painting of new F250 Ceremonial Truck and Trailer Fleet, including the refurbishment of the artillery coffin carriers
. Progressive refurbishment of Macks, UniMogs and Land Rovers under the BVLSP Land Warfare program
. Refurbishment of re-fuelling tankers for the RAAF at Amberley Air Base
. Selected as the paint sub-contactor to Haulmark Trailers Australia for the ADF Land 121 - Supply of Lightweight Trailers contract

Regulatory and Licensing Approvals

At Bel-Air we take our responsibility to the environment, the health and safety of employees and visitors and to the community in which we operate, very seriously.  We comply with all regulatory legislation and are continuously striving to exceed complience levels and move twoards best practice.
. Bel-Air is Quality Accredited to ISO 9001:2008 ( Certificate Number 520949)
Bel-Air has Environmental Registration with Brisbane City Council (Registration Number A002064632)
Bel-Air has a Flammable and Combustible Liquids License with Brisbane City Council

Additional Information

Staying abreast of events, changes and opportunities across the wide and complex environment that is covered by Defence is challenging but important.  To assist us do this we involve ourselves in Defence specific industry events and business associations where we can network, align with business partners and understand how we can best assist Defence in meeting its objectives.
.  Bel-Air is a member of the Australian Industry Defence Network (AIDN) Queensland Branch.
Bel-Air is a member of the Defence Recognised Supplier Scheme (DRSS)