1956    Westray Engineering established as the Sydney based subsidiary of Melbourne company West Footscray Engineering Pty Ltd – one of Australia’s premier forging companies. 


1987    WFE/Westray purchased from the Stevens family by Delta Group Aust. Pty Ltd


1994    Geoff Simpson joins Westray as General Manager


1994    Westray gains Quality Accreditation to AS3902 – which later became AS/ISO9001-2000.


1997    The business was purchased by the current owners (Geoff & Wendy Simpson), who have continued to grow the business through:

o        a wider range of products

o        continued innovation

o        attention to detail and on-time delivery performance

o        promotion of Westray’s design and prototyping skills


1998    Westray’s Technical Manager (Leo Talevski), awarded the Australian Forging Group’s Merit Award, for “outstanding contribution to the Australian forging industry”.


1999    Westray commences supply of surgical implants – the Margron™ hip prosthesis, manufactured in chrome/cobalt alloy.


2000    Supply of the fist set of Australian made forged flight bars to Advanced Chain Technologies Pty Ltd, for use in the longwall coal mining industry.


2001    Westray commences supply of OEM automotive products.  In subsequent years, customers include Drivetrain Systems International, Unidrive, Dana Spicer, APA Manufacturing, GAL Harrington and Hendersons Automotive.


2001    Westray commences supply of Twistlocks, used in cranes to lift shipping containers.  This business expands to become Westray’s major product by 2008.


2002    Westray wins Energy Australia’s Supplier of the Year award.


2002    Installation of Westray’s robotic forging cell to manufacture overdrive shafts for Drivetrain Systems International.


2002    Installation of Hasenclever Multiforge and National 1300T Maxipress.


2004    Formation of Alliance Tooling Co Pty Ltd, in partnership with Mr Craig Glenn.


2004    Decision taken to branch out into other metal products, so as to leverage off Westray’s good reputation in the market.  Product range expanded to include castings, machined parts and fabricated items.


2008    Westray forms a strategic alliance with a forging company in Thailand and relocates its hot forging equipment to their factory in Bangkok.  Also, the Westray business is relocated to new premises in Caringbah – 750sqm of office and warehouse and 500sqm of new factory space (shared with Alliance Tooling Co.).


2009   Westray builds on it's existing international supply relationships putting in place key agreements with new long term key supply partners. Westray divests its interests in Alliance Tooling Co but the relationship, commitment and service to each company remains unchanged.


2010   Greg Sewell Forgings P/L purchases Wetray Engineering P/L from Mr. Geoff Simpson and instills Mr. Robert Borg as Manager.


2012   Westray secures and supplies its largest and most critical project to date.


2014   Westray continues adding new products and new customers to their portfolio, stockholdings are also continually increasing.

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