Originally established as White and Hagan as a jobbing repair shop serving the needs of the surrounding local farming community. A small section of the business also produced aluminium and bronze castings for local spare parts supply companies.
New Opportunities Arise: After the White and Hagan partnership dissolved, White Industries emerged as an independent company. As part of the new White Industries business venture, an apprenticeship program was introduced allowing the beginning of many successful careers to come.
During this time White Industries gained an excellent reputation for producing castings for various corporate customers, including large quantities of vital components for Mack, Volvo and Leader trucks, as well for Austoft crane harvesters and overseas sugar mills.
To accommodate White Industries’ rapidly growing business, the company moved to a larger site where we are currently located today – a 2.35 ha site with over 6,500m2 of floor space – ready for all new opportunities and challenges which await.
With the imminent closure of the Napier Bros Dalby foundry, White Industries expanded further by installing induction melting and consequently negotiated absorbing all of the work – a huge milestone for the company.
Neil White commenced his apprenticeship – the beginning of the second generation of the White family joining the company.
Another proud moment for White Industries when Craig White commenced his apprenticeship.
Always endeavouring to broaden our services, with the purchase of all the plant & equipment required, White Industries introduced CNC machinery into the machine shop, therefore furthering our reputation for being the “One Stop Shop” to existing and future customers.
A year filled with ups and downs. Sadly Bob White suffered a heart attack which resulted in Neil White returning to the company after developing his career in Sydney and Bruce White joining the team after a 13 year career with Westpac.
After 38 years of hard work steering White Industries to the successful company that it is today, Bob White decided to hang his work boots up and entered retirement.
Another impressive and important year for White Industries. Following many years of providing invaluable service and hard work, Yvonne White retired. An opportunity for the company to grow presented itself with Rocklea Foundry being in receivership. The White family combined forces and arranged Personal Guarantees – including handing the bank security over the family home – in order to acquire the plant and equipment from the Rocklea Foundry receivers. This lead to transition of ownership to the next generation.
Saw the purchase and installation of our BMD (German manufactured) automated moulding line. This infrastructure fully automated the sand mixing, testing, adjusting and delivery to the filling station.
Bruce, Craig & Neil became directors
Building of new pattern and storage shed
Warill Core Shooter purchased and installed
Expansion of chemical sand mouldering capacity with 20T Articulated Mixer, Secondary Sand Reclamation, Sand Storage increased by 160T, new ST9 10T Overhead Cranes
Installation & Commissioning of 3T Induction Furnace
The 2nd generation directors have continued to grow White Industries in many new markets and reinvest heavily in new foundry plant and methods to keep pace with rapid changes in foundry technology. This is also in keeping with White Industries’ commitment to providing the best quality Australian made products.