Bastian Designs Lift Platform

Greenfield, Indiana – Bastian Automation Engineering, a division of Indianapolis-headquartered Bastian Solutions, is in the final stages of a multi-year project with a US-based aircraft engine manufacturer to design and build a custom Lift Platform Vehicle. The vehicle is comprised of a variable height work surface that will be used by operators during Jet Engine testing procedures. The project generated 10 man-years worth of work for local engineers and manufacturing personnel as well as over $300,000 in domestically sourced materials.

This complex project was completed in its entirety at Bastian’s seven-acre production campus in Greenfield, IN. Currently employing 72 full-time Hoosiers in Greenfield, Bastian Automation is actively investing in facilities, equipment, and infrastructure for additional design and production capacity. The project was designed and managed by several Rose-Hulman and Purdue engineering alumni.

Chuck Fewell, Mayor of Greenfield, Indiana states, “This shows how well our community has a capable workforce from engineering to highly skilled fabricators.”

“This project is a testament to the abilities and diversity of our local work force. The successful execution of this project required several dozen trades collaborating towards a common goal. The access to a variety of skilled laborers have provided a competitive advantage at pursuing and executing complex projects,” said Robert Humphry of Bastian Automation Engineering.

About Bastian Solutions

Bastian Solutions, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, is an independent material handling system integrator with clients and offices around the world. Founded in 1952, Bastian Solutions has established itself as an innovator in the fields of material handling automation, supply chain software, industrial controls, and robotics. The company includes 17 domestic offices as well as 9 international offices across Australia, Brazil, Europe, Canada, India, Middle East, and Mexico. For more information, visit or follow @BastianSolution on Twitter.

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