B L Shipway & Co Pty Ltd is a South Australian owned and operated private company, founded in 1953 by the late Mr Bernard Shipway.
The company is owned by 3 shareholders all of whom are directly involved in the daily operation of the business; David Shipway, nephew of the founder is the Managing Director with 35 years at the company, Scott Dabinet, Technical Director with 34 years service and Colin Christie, Administration Director, a CPA Accountant with 15 years at Shipways.
B L Shipway & Co currently employ 35 staff including Technical Sales Engineers, Internal Sales Staff, Workshop Supervisors & Tradesmen, Stores Staff and Administration personnel at two locations, Richmond and Elizabeth. Shipway's also have access to additional labour on a sub-contract basis.
The Company has been a market leader in South Australia within the Fluid Power industry throughout its history and holds exclusive distribution agreements for South Australia with:
Shipways also have access at competitive prices to most other local and overseas brands of Hydraulic & Pneumatic equipment.
Throughout their 50 years in business Shipways have undertaken many and varied projects from the design stage through to installation and commissioning – a small cross section of examples is listed below:
Many of Shipway’s clients are totally reliant on the Company for programmed maintenance, system & condition monitoring, installation and emergency breakdown service 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
B L Shipway carry well in excess of $1 million value of stock at all times at their 2 premises including cylinders, pumps, motors, valves and spare parts which can be accessed at all hours.
The company is committed to a vigorous O H & S Policy and Shipways are certified to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 as part of their Quality Assurance Program. Quality Policy
B L Shipway & Company are fully dedicated to all projects it undertakes and continues to do its upmost to ensure its clients satisfaction and the company’s solid reputation.
The Management and staff are committed to ensure the success of projects undertaken by the company and can assure all parties of its best attention to their requirements at all times.
Key Personnel Years with Shipways
David Shipway Managing Director
Scott Dabinet Technical Director
Colin Christie Administration Director
Darren Oatway Sales Manager
David Roberts Workshop & Projects Manager
Phill Crosby Internal Sales
Linton Dabinet Richmond Workshop Supervisor
Julian Lee Elizabeth Workshop Manager
Bruce Bryce Customer Service Manager
Six Service Fitters – total experience 46 years
Three Mobile Hose & Fittings Specialists – 9 years experience
Ryco Hose Mobile Manager – 11 years experience
Clean assembly room
Oil analysis equipment
Hot wash down area
Machining facilities including milling machine, lathes, surface grinder, welding equipment, arc and oxy, hose assembly machines up to 2" id, air operated hose clamping machine, paint spray booth, accumulator charging, pressure gauge kits and flow meters. Tube bending up to 1 ½ OD, pipe bending up to 2" nb.
Mobile Workshop Equipment
Hose assembly machine up to 2" id
Various power tools
Pressure gauges and test equipment
Bending and flaring tools
Hose and fitting stock