What Fonterra says about working with us…
“In my former capacity as Manager – Property Projects for Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, I had the role of over-seeing the design and delivery of Fonterra’s new global head office at Fanshawe St, Auckland. This was a large and complex build and required the careful co-ordination of multiple contractors to ensure that the project was delivered on time and in full.
Our vision for the Fonterra project was to consolidate our Auckland staff into a new, open plan, Activity Based Working (ABW) environment. This meant re-imagining the workplace from allocated desks and offices to a building closer resembling a home with different areas for different activities. We understood early on that in order to not only maintain but improve functionality in an agile environment, that smart, reliable and easy to use technology was essential. We engaged Automation Associates to consult on much of the building technology including Audio Visual, Control, Room Booking and meeting room Unified Communications systems.
The Automation Associates staff were experts in their fields, and understood the behaviours and larger vision of the environment we were looking to create for our people. This was a large and complex project requiring close collaboration with Architects, Services Engineers, Furniture Suppliers, ICT, Change management and many other different internal departments. The Automation Associates staff managed this well, readily integrated into the project team, and were always able to answer our questions, improve our understanding and even challenge us when necessary.
Due to Automation Associates involvement on this project our diverse and interconnected technology solution was delivered on time and in full, and met or exceeded all of our expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend Automation Associates for design and delivery across AV / ICT categories.”
Ben Coleman, (Former) Manager – Property Projects for Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited