A.E Gibson and Sons is a fourth generation family owned engineering business which can trace its roots back to the late 1800s making it the oldest and most experienced sawmilling equipment supplier in Australia. The company is located at Kendall on the mid north coast of New South Wales which was once the heart of Australia’s native forest industry.

Arthur Gibson was a qualified marine engineer who began business servicing the local fishing fleet and the sawmills surrounding Kendall. In the 1920s Arthur’s son , Mannie, became involved in the business which became progressively centered on the timber industry, culminating in Mannie developing Australia’s first rider less log carriage in the 1960s. In 1971 Mannie retired and his two sons Mac and john ran the business until 1979 when Mac left the company to pursue sawmilling interests in Fiji. John remained in Australia and assumed sole ownership of the company.

Under John’s leadership the company was actively involved in developing new products and more modern equipment which provided a solid foundation for steady growth. In June 2006 John retired leaving control to his four sons who were already actively involved in running the company.

In the past decade Gibson’s have invested heavily in developing the latest technology which seen the company emerge as one of Australians leading manufacturers of hi-tech timber processing equipment. This has led to Gibson’s being awarded contracts to supply machinery as well as complete sawmills to Fiji, PNG and New Zealand ,competing against international opposition. Recently the company has undertaken large structural steel building projects which complement the sawmill equipment and material handling side of the business and has proven to be a natural extension of its engineering capabilities.

Today, Gibson’s has two manufacturing centres and boasts an active management team controlling sales, product design and production. These operations have succeeded in making the name Gibson synonymous with service, quality and reliability in the industry. The primary objective of A.E Gibson and Sons is to maintain its leading position in the design and manufacture of sawmilling, materials handling, structural engineering and associated equipment.

Gibson’s are committed to achieving client satisfaction through research, development and continual upgrading of our products and services to maintain the highest possible quality. Our goal is to supply our clients with a quality product, at a competitive price and within the agreed time period.

To ensure these standards are met the company maintains a business management system that, as a minimum, meets the requirements of quality management standard AS/NZS9001:2008 and a quality management system to ISO 9001.

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