Industrial Brushware was founded in 1992 by Shane Davis, the present owner and director. Shane previously had 5 years experience within the Brush Industry before deciding to venture out on his own with the vision of developing a Specialist Brush Manufacturing Company. Watch the story here.
Initially the company operated from rented premises in Altona Victoria where its main activity was the on-selling of brushes made by other companies. Gradually as market opportunity and equipment became available more manufacturing was undertaken, in particular the production of moulded brooms (a very unique brush production process).
The acquisition of strip brush machines and other plant necessitated further expansion and in 1997, the company built a large factory in Sunshine Victoria to better house the new machinery and stock.
In January 1999, the company took advantage of the reduction of manufacturing by McDonald Dixbro in Adelaide South Australia and opened a factory there creating an opportunity to capture a share of that market as well as employing some of the most experienced staff in the manufacture of Specialist and Custom Made Brushware.
As growth continued into year 2000 a purpose built fully automated state of the art staple set machine was purchased from Borghi in Italy, it being the only machine of its type in Australia and with the capacity to produce one piece brushes up to 3000mm in length it gave us the competitive edge over all the other Brush companies in Australia and increased the range of products that we could offer.
With a view to continued growth and expansion more specialised automated brush manufacturing machines were purchased in 2001 and 2003, which lead to the opening of an additional manufacturing facility in Wacol Queensland in January 2003. This was quickly followed by expansion into Batam Indonesia and Singapore in 2004. In 2005 the acquisition of Bonne Engineering (currently trading as Australian Combustion Engineering) not only gave us increased capabilities in the brush market but also an opportunity to diversify into different areas. Australian Combustion Engineering manufactures the most technically advanced comprehensive range of high quality environmentally friendly, high temperature incineration systems.
As a result of continued growth a larger manufacturing facility was built for our Melbourne operations that was completed in February 2007 and to better service our growing customer base it was decided to expand our manufacturing facilities into Auckland New Zealand in 2009 and into Sydney New South Wales in 2010.
In 2014 plans were officially put into place to expand our Australian Head Office in Melbourne by building an additional factory and as such a further 4 new purpose built brush machines were ordered further enhancing our reputation as the Leading Specialist Brush Manufacturer throughout Asia Pacific
With expansion into Asia in 2015/16 firmly being on our agenda it was decided to open Industrial Brush Asia Pte Ltd in Singapore which will act as our (Head Office for Asia) and will be dedicated to servicing all of the Asia Region from 2016 onwards.
As a company we have experienced continued strong growth since our inception in 1992, our investment in new and innovative equipment has allowed us to minimise costs and establish our company as a key player in the Brush Manufacturing Industry not only in Australia but throughout Asia Pacific.
With manufacturing facilities located in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane within Australia and overseas facilities in Batam - Indonesia and Auckland - New Zealand, we produce and supply custom built brushes throughout Australia and Southeast Asia to a broad spectrum of industries.
The future for Industrial Brushware Pty Ltd potentially has no limits, our markets and products continue to expand. Our philosophy is to grow within the cultural, ethical, quality and customer service criterion which has made us an industry leader.
The business emphasis going forward will be the development of a strong International business identity , through the delivery of high quality products, service and innovation and we will continually search for new and cost effective manufacturing techniques to ensure our customers receive the best quality possible at the very best price.
At Industrial Brushware we will grow our business into an internationally recognised and respected manufacturer and supplier of quality industrial Brushware products.
With our experience and expertise we are committed to providing the highest quality value for money products and services to our customers in a manner that ensures long term relationships are maintained.