Businesses of Banyule’ presents – PWB Anchor, Bundoora
PWB Anchor has been supporting Australian industry for over 90 years and is a local manufacturing success story. A national company with its head office and manufacturing plant in Bundoora and branches in NSW, WA, QLD, it proudly supplies the lifting, marine, agriculture and general industrial sectors, domestically and internationally.
In 1962, Pitt Waddell Pty Ltd and the Bennett Chain Company amalgamated, hence the name PWB. The manufacturing plant, on a 4.8 hectare site, was built in 1964 and set new standards in industrial production, and continues to do so today. Back then, PWB was one of the only bricks and mortar businesses on Grimshaw Street.
Since the early 1960’s, they have forged important links and long term co-operative relationships with international suppliers In 1987, the word ‘Anchor’ became part of their name after a merger with Australia’s then premier hoist manufacturer Anchor Engineering. PWB Anchor is a trusted, strong brand exporting to New Zealand, South East Asia, East Africa and the Pacific Islands.
Managing Director, Andrew McDowell, said the company was proud of being an integral part of manufacturing in Australia. “As a geographically challenged continent, succeeding as an enduring story in manufacturing has demanded innovative approaches to industrial lifting solutions. We strive to solve our customer’s problems by designing and manufacturing customised lifting solutions.”
Commitment to product development, support and quality has earned them a strong reputation. Unlike many of their competitors, they don’t just sell ‘off the shelf’ products.
An ongoing exchange of industrial information ensures PWB Anchor has access to the latest advances in global chain technology and lifting equipment. Combined with this are strong co-operative partnerships built on trust, knowledge, experience and proven results. Andrew said that this means the customer gains the benefits of decades of experience, technological advancements and trusted global partnerships.
To find out more about PWB Anchor phone 1300 792 262, or follow on social media. Facebook: @pwbanchorlimited or Twitter: twitter.com/pwbanchor.