Founded in Oakleigh, Victoria by brothers David and Ronald Hardman in 1953, Hardman Bros is a family owned Australian gear manufacturing and general engineering company. The business has grown to be a significant manufacturer in the engineering industry, employing over 30 people, with over 5,000 sq metres of floor space and some of the largest and most technologically advanced equipment available.
Through the hard work of their skilled and experienced staff, Hardman Bros has established a reputation not only as a quality supplier of gears and gear boxes, but as a flexible, innovative and skilled manufacturer of general engineering components of varying complexities and size.
Now based in Dingley, Victoria, the company was managed by David Hardman’s sons, Alan and Malcolm. Since 2004, the next generation of Hardmans, Mark, Wayne and Leigh have taken the reigns and continue the family tradition of manufacturing products of the highest quality.
As part of the Hardman Bros commitment to innovative and skilled engineering, in 1999, R & I Instrument and Gear Co. (Aust) Pty Ltd became a subsidiary company of Hardman Bros.
R & I was first established in 1948 and covers over 2,000 sq metres of floor space. The company continues to operate in its niche market of precision instrument components and scientific parts, and is highly regarded as a quality supplier to many of Australia’s leading manufacturers.