Austeng is a family based company located in Geelong, Victoria that manufactures as well as services high standard cremators and associated equipment such as cremovacs and automated charge biers.
Austeng’s reputation is based on its diversity and ability to provide innovative engineering solutions to a range of situations.
Since 1989 Austeng has been manufacturing and servicing the Joule, Newton and Gravitas range of cremators.
Its association with Australasian Cemeteries & Crematoria Association spans many years, with Austeng being involved in sponsoring the ACCA conference since 1989.
We employ a wide diversity of staff including mechanical, electrical and control engineers and various categories of tradesman namely fitters, boilermakers, sheet metal workers and electricians. This strength and diversity guarantees virtually all work is undertaken “In-house” therefore ensuring any project will be under close scrutiny and control at all times. The benefits to our clients are a single contact person for the overall project and a compact project management team.
Our skills in design, manufacture, installation and project management mean that Austeng is ideally suited for Crematorium projects.
Global view and team participation
Austeng take a global view of any project. We are not only supplying individual items of equipment. The ultimate endpoint must be a working system. This includes building design, layout, selection of equipment, ergonomics, operating logistics, patterns of use, staff training and many other factors. We see part of our commitment to a project as providing common sense and practical advice as part of the overall team. We believe this team-work can make a real difference to the end result.
The challenges in the industry continue to evolve. One such issue is the trend for bodies to be heavier – sometimes referred to as the “obesity epidemic” or the “obesity time bomb.”
Austeng pioneered the introduction of the “oversize” cremator approximately 15 years ago, see attached article headed: “How Obesity Affects Our Industry.”
Another critical issue is how to promote environmental sustainability outcomes in their operations. The Australian Government has committed to a net zero emissions target by 2050. Increasingly, companies and organisations are cutting on their own behalf to accelerate or transition towards renewable energy both from a moral imperative and also to meet the increasing demand from clients for sustainable services and products.
Through its various collaborations and innovative approach, Austeng is able to advise sector organisations how they can act in practical ways to make a real impact. Such examples include hydrogen fuelled cremators, waste heat to energy engines, alkaline hydrolysis process “water cremators” and geopolymer as an alternative to concrete.
Please email Ross George at RossGeorge@austeng.net.au if you would like to obtain further information.
Canberra Memorial Parks Auto Charge Bier
Trolley at Rookwood General Crematorium