Company History

THE STORY OF CROMMELINS: THE BUSINESS THE BUILDERS BUILT!

Founded in 1958 by Terry Crommelin, Crommelins Machinery was initially involved in direct selling of portable and semi-portable equipment to the Building and Allied Industries in Western Australia, then expanding to all other States as new agencies were acquired and demand grew. Terry sold equipment such as Concrete Immersion Vibrators, Plate Compactors, Electric Tools and Electric Demolition Hammers.   

In 1964 as a result of attending a trade fair at Osaka Japan, Terry secured contracts with the agency for Makita Electric Tools and the agency for Robin SUBARU Petrol and Diesel Engines.

During the 1960’s and 1970’s Crommelins expanded into hire establishing two new businesses, Crommelins Handyman Hire and Crommelins Bins. Over the years, Terry opened 14 branches across Western Australia and became the WA leader in the Hire and Bins Industry. An innovator in the Industry and unique to Crommelins Handyman Hire, Terry lent new products and equipment to Builders, Concrete Contractors, Roof Carpenters and other Tradesmen free of charge to try before buying.

This lead to Terry building and importing new products for customers and in 1981 Terry Crommelin sold the Hire and Disposal Businesses to Wreckair to pursue the manufacture and importation of products.

On the 25th August 1982, Crommelins’ Welshpool building was officially opened so that Terry could expand his relationship with Subaru Industrial Engines by building quality Japanese equipment suited for Hire and Construction.

To this present day, Crommelins has been involved with the manufacture and assembly of quality products showcasing a long list of products in their store. These include; Petrol and Diesel Products, Generators, Compactors, Power Trowels, Drive Units and Flex Drive Pumps, Pressure Cleaners, Pumps, Lawn Care, Ground Care, Wood Chippers, Trenchers, Post Hole Diggers, Brick Saws, Cement Mixers, Air Compressors, genuine Subaru industrial engines and much more, all available to the Hire and Construction Industries.

Currently, Terry Crommelin OAM still remains on the board of directors and recently appointed Kevin Wilson as CEO, replacing the retiring Kevin Kennedy after 30 years. With over 25 years of senior management experience across a variety of industries, Kevin Wilson is looking to expand the range of products and services that Crommelins provides whilst maintaining its reputation for quality products and service.