"The track to the future is for ever under construction"

Company History

The SEWELL name is synonymous with quality and service in the manufacture of metal forgings and general engineering products since its inception as a family business in 1933.

GREG SEWELL FORGINGS PTY LTD was established in 1983 as a partnership between Greg Sewell and Jack Luke. In 1995, Godfrey Stevens purchased a fifty percent share holding in the company, and actively commenced working with Greg as Joint Managing Director. The Stevens family established and developed West Footscray Engineering Works and Westray Engineering where Godfrey worked for thirty years, the last six years as Managing Director. The company was ultimately purchased by Delta PLL (UK) in 1989.

GREG SEWELL FORGINGS PTY LTD has substantially benefited from the combined 96 years of Greg and Godfrey's hands-on, operational and management expertise in the metal forging industry.

Innovative forward planning has now seen the purchase of sophisticated plant and equipment from the (recently wound up) industrial products division of West Footscray Engineering. This acquisition will significantly increase our production capacity of the overall fastener range of products.

In addition, the recent purchase of a 2.5 tonne capacity drop hammer will extend our already substantial production range.

These changes give GREG SEWELL FORGINGS PTY LTD the greatest production capacity of any steel forge plant in the southern hemisphere.

The Company Today

The manufacturing operations are located at 63 Glenbarry Road, Campbellfield in Victoria, Australia.

We have little turnover among our 55 employees, most of whom have been with the Company for many years.

Our unique combination of tool and die design and development, and manufacturing capabilities within the one location gives us a competitive edge. Our plant facilities include drop forging, heading and upsetting, pressing and threading and general and precision engineering and steel fabrication.

Our objective is the provision of a low cost total logistics service to existing and potential clients.
Through the establishment of strategic alliances with each of our customers we implement collaborative long-term demand forecasting to accurately determine the support inventory of products necessary for our customers to maintain continuous operation of their respective businesses.

This process is further enhanced through our workforce's commitment to flexibility and high levels of productivity; strict accountability for compliance with our process control system through all stages of competitive tendering, customer order entry, production planning, tooling design and manufacture, product manufacture, process scheduling, final inspection, delivery to the customer, invoicing and payment, and ongoing in-service support.

Our services and products are provided (but not limited) to the automotive industry, building and construction, engineering, mining, power generation and distribution, communications, government, defence, railways, ports, harbours and marine, the road transport industry, oil and gas/petrochemical, chemical and process plant, aerospace, agriculture, fastener distribution /merchants, tool and engineering / merchants.

A NATA registered metallurgical testing laboratory supports our manufacturing operations.