Nordon Cylinders, Australia’s leading manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders, was acquired. Founded in 1972, Nordon manufactures a large range of hydraulic cylinders for light, medium, industrial and heavy duty applications from their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Brendale, QLD.
In December 2020, Questas Group acquired Meadow Industries. Meadow Industries is a Newcastle based supplier of machining, fitting, fabrication and distribution services into NSW manufacturing and mining industries.
Water Dynamics, a leading specialist provider of water irrigation systems in Australia, was acquired. With a network of strategically located branches across Australia, Water Dynamics services the Agricultural, Government, and Industrial and Residential markets. It engages in significant project work which includes the design and installation of water management systems, supply of products to both retail and wholesale customers, along with maintenance, service and repair, and support services.
This was a very exciting development for Questas Group, which will see it diversify into new products, markets and technologies, further strengthening its position as a major national supplier of engineering products and services.
The establishment of Questas Corporate was a significant milestone for the group. The finance, marketing, IT and logistics teams were transferred from each of Berendsen Fluid Power, Engineered Products Group, Malcolm ThompsonPumpand Pacific Hydraulics into a shared services company, Questas Corporate. A Group Executive Management and Administrationteamwasalsoestablished within Questas Corporate.
Pacific Hydraulics acquires the Brisbane based business of Hydraulico Pty. Ltd.
Malcolm Thompson Pumps acquires the NSW based business of Nossiter Pumps Pty. Ltd.
The fluid power division of Engineered Products Group was merged into Pacific Hydraulics and the transmission division was divested to a third party as a non-core business unit.
Engineered Products Group was now in a position to focus on its exclusive Australian distributorship for Kohler and Lombardini Engines.
By now the restructuring of businesses acquired between 1995 and 2006 was complete and the group comprised of four distinct companies, each with a dominant presence in their own niche via a comprehensive national branch network;
To accommodate growth, the Perth based operations of Berendsen, Pacific and Malcolm Thompson Pumps move into much larger, custom built facilities at Perth Airport
Pacific Hydraulics Pty Ltd was acquired, which as a competitor to Berendsen Fluid Power, strategically positioned the Group as distributors and authorised service centres for the two dominant global names in fluid power, being Eaton and Sauer-Danfoss. The two hydraulics companies also ensured coverage across both industrial and mobile hydraulics markets.
Later this same year, Pacific acquires the Ipswich, Queensland based hydraulic sales and service business Advanced Hydraulic Services Pty. Ltd. to service specific key accounts in the far west of the Brisbane Metro area.
Also in 2006, Malcolm Thompson Pumps Pty Ltd was acquired, providing pumping solutions to Australia’s west coast since 1967. The pump division of Engineered Products Group, whose operations were focused largely on the Eastcoast, was merged into Malcolm Thompson Pumps, ensuring a truly National presence for Malcolm Thompson Pumps.
Berendsen Fluid Power Pty Ltd was acquired from an overseas parent company, immediately becoming Australia’s largest locally owned hydraulics business.
Later this same year, Berendsen acquires the Geelong based hydraulic sales and service business Controlled Hydraulics Pty. Ltd. which also specialised in custom made hydraulic power unit manufacture.