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BL Shipway & Co Pty Ltd


BL Shipway provide Exceptional Fluid Power Products & Services. We are a privately owned and operated South Australian SME, focussed on the Design, Fabrication, Sale and Support of Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Lubrication and Industrial Hose products.

Contact Information

217 Richmond Rd



Australia - 5033

Phone : + 61 8 8352 1144
Fax : +61 8 8443 6327
Mail : [email protected]
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BL Shipway specialise in the sale, design, installation and support of fluid power products and systems. This incorporates the fields of Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Lubrication and Industrial Hose and Fittings.

With over 30 employees at our integrated warehouse and workshop facility in Richmond, South Australia, BL Shipway has Sales, Customer Service and Workshop resources to support Australia’s defence industry.

Initially established in 1953 in Adelaide, South Australia, BL Shipway are ISO9001:2015 accredited, and are proud of our diverse customer base and broad application experience, supporting customers in the Agriculture, Mining, Defence and Utilities sectors, and various OEMs.

No of Employees : 30
ACN : 008 605 034
ABN : 35 653 208 644
Year of Establishment : 1953
Post Box Number : 330
Post Box Zip Code : 5033
Post Box Locality : Marleston
Post Box Region : SA


Key Capabilities

Sales & Distribution of COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) products:
       *  Exclusive distribution of several world-renowned, top quality fluid power brands
       *  The largest and most diverse range of fluid power products in SA, with extensive inventory levels

Design & Installation of Fluid Power Systems
       *  The ability to utilise our extensive product range to develop customised fluid power solutions to suit our customers’  specific requirements
       *  Hydraulic Power Units and Flushing Rigs are a specialty (for sale or hire)

Servicing of Fluid Power Equipment & Systems
       *  Workshop Repair & Testing facilities
       *  Mobile Service Vehicles 

Core Distribution Brands

RYCO Hydraulics (Hydraulic hose, fittings and accessories)
HYDAC Service Partner (Filtration, Coolers, Accumulators, Valves, Pumps, Diagnostic Equipment)
Bosch Rexroth (Hydraulic Pumps, Valves & Motors)
Enerpac (High Pressure Hydraulic Lifting, Jacking and Torque Equipment)* Enerpac Authorised Service Centre
Barfell (PVC Industrial Hose)
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (Hydraulic & Pneumatic Seals)
Ezy-Fit Hydraulics (Hydraulic Cylinders)
Oilpath Hydraulics (Customised Valves & Manifolds)
Camozzi (Pneumatic products)
Lincoln/SKF (Lubrication products) 
Banlaw (Fuel safety and management products)

Workshop Capability

Machining & Assembly Equipment

Hose Assembly Equipment – up to 6” ID
Tube & pipe bending equipment
Milling and welding equipment
Spray Booth

Repair & Service Capabilities

Cylinder repair up to 12” bore
Hydraulic pumps & motors
Industrial & directional valves
Accumulator re-charging facilities
Accredited Enerpac Service Centre
HYDAC Service Partner

Testing Capabilities

Fluid Contamination Monitoring
Pump Testing
Open & Closed Circuit Cylinder Testing
High Pressure Hose Assembly Testing Equipment

Recent Major Sales & Projects

Supply of Enerpac Synchronised Lift Equipment to ASC for Hobart Class AWD’s
Supply of PVC hose to battery cell manufacturer for Collins Class submarines
Supply of custom-made hydraulic cylinders to prominent SA-based mine site
Supply of hydraulic hose and tube assemblies for land-based military assets, complete with pressure test certification
Supply of lubrication and fuel hose reels for large underground copper mine in Mongolia
Supply of hydraulic test rigs, cooling units and hose assemblies for various sub-prime defence contractors
Design and supply of hydraulic flushing rig and hydraulic power units for sustainment of Collins Class submarines
Refurbishment and 24-hour continuously monitored testing of hydraulic power units for retractable communications masts on naval vessels 

Current Defence Industry Customers include:

Australian Naval Infrastructure
BAE Systems
PMB Defence


Quality Assurance

BL Shipway Pty Ltd are certified to ISO9001:2015, and have been ISO9001 accredited for over 25 consecutive years


Key Personnel

Managing Director:  David Shipway
Commercial Director:  Todd Shipway
Sales Manager:  Darren Oatway
Customer Service Manager:  Rob Folland

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