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Marand is a privately owned Australian company with international clientele. We are a leading supplier to industry of high-quality precision tooling, machine tools and highly engineered automated production solutions. We have experience in most key manufacturing industries including automotive, aerospace, defence, mining, aviation, rail, food processing, white goods and general manufacturing.

One stop supplier - from concept to product delivery

Marand's comprehensive range of tooling capabilities is unique. We offer a complete precision engineering service to industry for projects of any size and scale. Our total manufacturing solutions encompass project management, design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, ongoing maintenance and spare parts support for any precision machine or product we supply.

To continually enhance Marand's in-house design capability, we maintain technology transfer agreements with major overseas machine tool builders and equipment suppliers. Our staff regularly travel overseas to keep abreast of technological developments.

Marand is also the exclusive Australian and New Zealand agent for high quality off-the-shelf machine tools, industrial robots, testing, gauging and measurement equipment from leading international suppliers.

Our manufacturing and assembly plant in Melbourne houses a wide range of special purpose tools and equipment, many unique to Australia, allowing us to manufacture the majority of our work in-house.

Local and international customers

We support local and international customers in the automotive, mining, rail, aviation, aerospace, defence, food processing, white goods and general manufacturing industries. Our versatility in designing and manufacturing a range of quality engineered products is the key to our success.

Outstanding Manufacturing Capabilities

Decades of experience in designing and manufacturing advanced machine tools, creates a superb engineering and manufacturing environment.

Marand's 8000 square metre engineering facility in Melbourne provides:

  • CNC machining for large capacity milling
  • Precision turning and grinding
  • Advanced assembly bay and tryout facilities
  • Product development areas
  • Dimensional metrology laboratory fully equipped with CMM's and advanced measuring systems.

Unsurpassed engineering expertise

A high ratio of design and manufacturing staff within our company supports the delivery of high quality machine products at competitive prices.

Excellent facilities and a modern working environment allow us to attract and retain a world-class team of mechanical, electrical, software engineers and designers.

The engineering team is supported by highly skilled, technical and production personnel, including tool-makers, machine tool fitters and precision machinists.

Marand has an ongoing commitment to maintain and develop skilled engineering personnel by offering ongoing training and apprenticeships.

Multi-disciplined engineers with industry experience together with technology transfer agreements with international high-tech suppliers can offer you the most advanced manufacturing and production technology available.

 

Awards

1969

Andy Ellul commenced business in a small 900sq foot factory as a one man toolmaking operation.

1984

Approved "Boeing" Tooling Designer & Manufacturer.

1998

Achieved "ISO 9000" accreditation for General Engineering activities.

1999

Achieved "QS 9000" accreditation for Auto Industry contracts.

Gained "BRITISH AEROSPACE" accreditation - part 1 & 5 global supplier status.

Awarded "Panasonic Robotics" agency.

Won "Automate Best New Product Award" for Panasonic robotic welding cell design & safety integration.

Won the Victorian Government's inaugural "DesignTech Engineering Excellence Award".

2000

Gained "Civil Aviation Safety Authority" (CASA) accreditation for Aerospace industry contracts.

Achieved "TIER 1" supplier status to the Auto Industry.

2001

Commenced "Total Manufacturing Solutions" (TMS) Marand's Standard Machine Tool Sales Division.

Awarded "SNK, OKK, OM & Kuraki Machine Tool" agencies.

2001

Formed "Atlas Rail" company then acquired a 100 year old UK Machine Tool company (Atlas Engineering). Relocated engineering & manufacture to Australia and commenced exporting Innovative CNC Machine Tools to Global Rail Industry.

Won "Ford Australia Gold Supplier Excellence Award".

Awarded "KUKA Robotics" Master Distributorship & System Integrator for Australian Market.

Gained "BOEING/HdH" component manufacturer approval.

2002

Won "Manufacturing Hall of Fame" award from Victorian Goverment.

Gained "ISO 14001" Environmental Accreditation.

2003

Awarded "Takasawa Machine Tool" agencies.

Gained "AIRBUS" approval for Tooling Design & Manufacture.

Won first "F35 Joint Strike Fighter" Support Equipment Contract to be awarded anywhere in the world by Lockheed Martin USA.

Accredited to "ISO 9001-2000" Quality Management Standard.

2004

Won second "F35 Joint Strike Fighter" contract to place a senior Engineering/Automation Consultant within the CS & E IPT at Lockheed Martin's "Skunk Works" in Palmdale, California USA.

2009

Achieved AS9100 accreditation for Aerospace activities.

 

History

Marand Precision Engineering had humble beginnings

After arriving in Australia in the mid 1950’s our founder, Andy Ellul, learned the tools of his trade in the General Motors Holden toolroom at Fishermens Bend, Victoria, before he embarked on the journey of his lifetime.

In 1969, the one-man team of Marand opened its doors at the modest shop front in Burwood.

In the few short years ahead, more than 20 machine tool companies sprung up around Australia; all were hoping to ride the back of a booming automotive industry. But it was to become an industry of stops and starts, ups and downs and finally by the early 1980’s out of the original group of companies, only Marand had survived.

Our survival was mostly due to the foresight of Andy Ellul. Rather than try to ride out the recession of 1982, he saw the need for our company to diversify, to expand, and to seek new markets both in Australia and abroad.

While Marand continued at the leading edge of the automotive industry, the charge for growth led our company into the whitegoods, steel, aviation, aerospace, defence, food and other general industries.

In June 1989, Marand took over Fred Small & Son, a special purpose machinery business. And, with the take over, Marand gained its NATA approved metrology laboratory, now Australia’s largest privately owned laboratory servicing industry and Government.

We were recognised internationally for our design and special purpose machine capability as well as ground support equipment for the Aerospace industry, both locally and overseas.

In 1998 Marand attained accreditation to ISO 9002.

As well, Marand is the Australian distributor for the European based machine makers – Heller, JW Froehlich and Weisser.

By any measure, we have come a long way. And quickly. But we really haven’t changed. We are still a family owned company. And we are still doing what Andy Ellul loved and did best.

Your Success Is Our Measure

Marand remains a family-owned company with a passion for innovation. Now and into the future we are focused on providing you the most complete precision engineering services available to enhance your productivity and ensure your success.

 


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