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Our Company

HMG works with companies in Australia and Asia Pacific to improve the uptime of their heavy equipment and machinery.

HMG started life as a small surface finishing shop in 1959. Today, we are a global leader in the design, manufacture and refurbishment of components and assemblies used in heavy industries. With 9,700m2 of under cover workshop floor space, our capabilities span engineering and manufacturing, blasting, stripping and inspection, surface finishing, assembly and testing, and painting and packing.

HMG makes things to last. We rely on business practices and work methods honed over more than 50 years to deliver products and services of superior quality. We increase the productivity, performance and profits of leaders across mining, oil and gas, energy, defence, construction, shipping, lift and shift, transport and agriculture by reducing their downtime and maintenance costs.

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1959
1959

HMG starts life as Hardchrome Pty Ltd, a small surface finishing shop based in Albion, which was a first for the Brisbane area. The modest facility consisted of one 100 amp rectifier, chrome tank and a staff of one.

1959
1961
1961

Larger chrome tanks and rectifiers are installed at the shop in Albion, along with an overhead travelling crane.

1961
1964
1964

Due to the growth of the business and customer demand, Hardchrome fabricates and begins construction of a new workshop at 41 Lavarack Avenue in Eagle Farm.

1964
1965
1965

With construction complete, Hardchrome moves operations to the new facility at Eagle Farm. Electroplating capacity is increased with the addition of 2,000 and 6,000 amp rectifiers. Staff levels reached 10.

1965
1966
1966

An 84" capacity Churchill Cylindrical Grinder is commissioned for the new facility at Eagle Farm.

1966
1969
1969

Expansions begin at Hardchrome to include the addition of a new machine shop, which was constructed on the adjoining block of land.

1969
1975
1975

Additional extensions to the new machine shop permit Hardchrome’s first Honing Machine to be commissioned, which enables the business to finish machine internal diameters. Staff level of 28.

1975
1981
1981

To increase the capacity and capability of the machine shop, Hardchrome’s facility is expanded with the addition of various manual lathes, cylindrical grinders and internal grinding machines.

1981
1989
1989

Hardchrome commissions additional cylindrical grinding machines in response to the growing market demand for the business’s services.

1989
1991
1991

Hardchrome increases its capabilities with the addition of a hydraulics shop, which expands the facility to incorporate the block next door and change to 31 Lavarack Avenue. Staff numbers reach 60.

1991
1994
1994

Hardchrome increases its machine shop footprint with the addition of a deep hole boring machine and Landis cylindrical grinding machine, which are easily accommodated in the larger workshop.

1994
1995
1995

Hardchrome’s first Okuma Slant Bed CNC Lathe is commissioned, which enabled the business to improve turnaround times on critical components.

1995
1996
1996

The honing capacity of the business increases with the addition of an 8m honing machine.

1996
1998
1998

To satisfy the increase in demand, Hardchrome commissions an Alpha CNC Lathe.

1998
2000
2000

Acquiring Southbank Engineering and Horn Engineering, Hardchrome relocates the hydraulics shop and office to its current location in Meeandah, which provides a greater capacity for the business. Staff level of 70.

2000
2002
2002

Hardchrome expands its geographical reach into Mackay, in response to the boom in the mining industry. The company establishes full workshop capabilities and a world class metal spraying facility to service the growing market in the Bowen Basin.

2002
2003
2003

Hardchrome commissions a HVOF and metal spraying facility for the Mackay workshop, to meet the demand from the mining industry.

2003
2005
2005

Hardchrome designs and commissions a purpose built boring machine for its Meeandah facility.

2005
2006
2006

To keep up with the growing demand for Hardchrome’s services, construction starts on a new plating workshop and office building at the Brisbane facility. Staff levels of 190.

2006
2007
2007

Hardchrome is purchased by Heavy Maintenance Group and changes its name to HMG Hardchrome.

HMG Hardchrome also acquires Westhill Engineering and ABC Bearings in Mackay, providing a greater capacity for the business.

2007
2009
2009

HMG acquire ATMR and the Meeandah facility increases its CNC capability with the introduction of three Hankook CNC Lathes. Staff levels of 195.

2009
2012
2012

HMG Hardchrome commissions the Doosan DB-130 CNC Horizontal Borer, which is the largest piece of CNC equipment ever operated by the business and extends the capability in horizontal boring. Staff levels of 234.

2012
2014
2014

HMG Hardchrome increases its electroplating capacity and capabilities to include Wedge Wire Screens. Staff levels of 171.

2014
2016
2016

HMG Hardchrome  gains certification to the American Petroleum Institute’s world leading Q1 standard. Staff levels of 130.

2016
2018
2018

HMG Hardchrome completes its first 5 Year Recertification of a 13-5/8" 10M BOP Stack.

HMG Hardchrome officially changes its trading name to HMG Made To Last, to reflect that the business is so much more than hardchroming.

Staff levels of 162.

2018

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Our Commitments

HMG’s quality, safety and environmental management systems are accredited to international standards.

At HMG, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all. Founded on the belief that all incidents and injuries can be prevented, our health and safety program was developed in accordance with AS NZS 4801:2001 and is subject to regular third party audits to ensure standards are maintained. We integrate safety into all business practices and drive improvements in equipment, processes, work methods, and individual and group performances.

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Quality is the cornerstone of our process. It’s what we’re known for and we work hard to protect our reputation. We adhere to the highest standards and regimes in our industry and observe a culture of continuous improvement and are constantly improving our technologies. HMG’s quality management system is accredited to ISO 9001: 2015. We are also one of the few Australian engineering companies that is certified with the American Petroleum Institute’s world leading Q1 standard and adhering to the Q2 standard.

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HMG is supported by a first-class environmental system which ensures we comply with ISO 14001:2015, all relevant laws and regulations. At all times, we operate in a manner that protects the natural environment and social surroundings, preserves biodiversity, prevents pollution and minimises waste. Our facilities recycle waste and are energy and water efficient, reusing water from our own capture systems and utilising power saving programs sponsored by the Queensland Government.

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Geographies

HMG offers door-to-door freight
capability throughout the
Asia Pacific region.

HMG’s geographical footprint is now expanding as more and more companies from our region call on our advanced capabilities to reduce their downtime and maintenance costs. We service companies in every state and territory in Australia as well as Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and New Zealand.

Our in-depth understanding of all modes of intercontinental transport including road and rail, airfreight and seafreight ensures parts are delivered to and from some of the world’s most remote sites in the safest, fastest and most cost-effective way possible.

Shipments are planned and controlled according to industry best practice to allow up-to-the-minute monitoring and tracking of your consignment.

We also rely on the appropriate expertise to manage the smooth clearance of shipments through various customs and quarantine barriers around the world. We are highly experienced in managing all aspects of regulatory and customs compliance including tariff advice, classification and valuation advice.

Our Clients

We help some of Australia’s most successful
companies to make the most of their asset
performance.

Get in Touch

Say hello. We would welcome the opportunity to improve your uptime and bottom line.