The stand will come in separate pieces, with all hardware included. The stand is very easy to set up, and you may also bolt it in place or onto to something that would allow you to move it where ever you need it.
Removing the bottom Ball Valve allows you to easily remove the tank from the stand for cleaning purposes.
This same design has been used for as long as MiniBrew has been making fermenters & tanks. Very well made aluminum stand. The aluminum also allows for cheaper shipping costs as compared to a heavier, steel stand.