With headquarters in Sydney and facilities in Perth, HIFraser is a privately owned Australian company, specialising in gas, liquid and waste system supply, design, build, maintenance and certification. The company has been operating for over 60 years, with the current ownership beginning in 1989.

Our 6 business units operate in harmony within HIFraser Group in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne, employing a combination of expertly trained engineers, technicians and support staff backed up by a robust ISO 9001:2000 management system.

Our extensive technical team consists of qualified mechanical, electrical and control engineers and fitting technicians qualified in electrical, mechanical, chilled water, hydraulic, pneumatic, instrument and waste treatment fields.

Today our engineering capabilities allow us to provide expert solutions for a number of industries throughout the Asia-Pacific region:

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An established global network of partnerships allows our employees to travel to over 25 countries every year to grow our knowledge and take state-of-the-art technologies on-board.

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With our primary focus on solving difficult gas and fluid problems and constantly expanding Australian and international customer base, over the past decade our annual turnover increased from $10 million to $30 million per year.

HIFraser is organised into three levels. The Board, Executive Managers and HIFraser team. Our shareholders include:

  • Mark Kirkby (Director)
  • Richard Kirkby (Chairman)
  • Jeff McDonald (Managing Director)
  • Igor Korgo (Director)
  • Chris Williams (Director)
  • Steve Donnelly (Director)
  • With associate shareholders owning the residual 4% of the business

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Our history

Founded by a Scottish engineer Hugh Ian Fraser in 1955 in Tasmania, HIFraser initially practiced general engineering and represented Hale Hamilton, Clam Engineering & Goliath in Australia, procuring valves and strainers packages for Australian heavy industry.

Following several large orders placed for submarine valves by the Australian Navy, HIFraser moved its head office from Hobart to Sydney to be able to provide better support to this growing customer.

The Kirkbys bought the business in 1987 and began diversifying into the provision of design and engineering services for naval and defence-related projects with a specialisation in hyperbaric and pneumatic systems.

In 1999 HIFraser opened its second office in Perth, Western Australia to manage the increasing repair and overhaul workload for the Australian Navy.

Further expansion and diversification followed in 2001 with the acquisition of Philcor, an Australian supplier of marine and rail vacuum waste collection and waste treatment systems.

2006 was the year when HIFraser entered the Oil & Gas market via acquisition of Total Fluid Power, another Australian manufacturer, specialised in design and engineering of fluid control systems for Oil & Gas.

To further increase its footprint in the industry in 2010 HIFraser acquired Pipeline Actuation & Control, founded in 1993 to service Oil & Gas pipeline sector in Australia.

As of today, HIFraser consists of 7 business divisions based in Sydney and Perth and services Navy, Defence, Rail, Oil & Gas, Commercial Marine, Building, Industrial Gas and Aerospace sectors in the areas of design and engineering, logistics support, manufacturing, maintenance, environmental systems, specialist procurement and supply chain management.

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