The HMA Supporters’ Foundation is for smaller organisations who wish to actively support regional manufacturing and to be acknowledged and profiled as a ‘SUPPORTER’.

HMA Commitment to Supporters

  • 12 month contribution of $500 + GST
  • 1 free ticket to the HMA awards
  • Company name recognised visually at the event
  • Invitations to and recognition at all HMA network functions (approx 3 per year)
  • Listed supporter’s recognition on the HMA website for the 12 month period
  • Access to data base through HMA for ‘value propositions’ to regional manufacturers

Emergent Group


Emergent Group – formerly The Advitech Group – is a group of specialised engineering and technical sciences companies collaborating to deliver innovative solutions.

Emergent Group brings together a strategic blend of technical and science expertise and commercial acumen to give businesses and government the advantage they need.

We have the skills, experience, connections and agility to deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges across a range of sectors including resources, manufacturing, agriculture, transport and defence.


Australian Industry Group


The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a peak industry association in Australia which along with its affiliates represents the interests of more than 60,000 businesses in an expanding range of sectors including: manufacturing; engineering; construction; automotive; food; transport; information technology; telecommunications; call centres; labour hire; printing; defence; mining equipment and supplies; airlines; and other industries. The businesses which we represent employ more than 1 million employees.




Helping your business go further, faster


Brain Industries


Hunter manufacturer, Brain Industries, uses pure genius to solve your materials handling and safety issues.

Using Hunter know-how, we save you time and money. Our quality products reach deeper and higher, last longer and reduce operating costs.

Brain’s industrial pneumatic pumpsstone and rock dustersconveyor productsconveyor pulleys, pulley lagging, load sensing washers and oil and fluid diffusers make difficult jobs easier and keep your workforce safe.

You can hire or buy our products. Or we customise products in our Carrington engineering workshop to suit your needs. We also fabricate steel, aluminium and stainless-steel materials in all manner of sizes. Our stress relieving oven is available for other Hunter manufacturers to use.

For products that deliver in the toughest conditions in the mining, tunnelling, transport, oil & gas, agriculture and marine industries…talk to the geniuses at Brain Industries.




Cadgroup is one of the largest Autodesk Partners in Australia and is a Platinum Autodesk solutions provider. The Platinum Tier is the highest partner status available and is based on the number of customers we have and how well they rate their experience with us. We are immensely proud to have been the first Australian reseller to achieve this status. Trust, Friendliness and Value are at the core of all our solutions and underpins our customer-centric approach. We believe that our customers’ success is as important as our own and therefore consistently develop innovative solutions to support our client’s interests.

Our mission is to provide hands-on industry experience as well as the latest tools, computer infrastructure and knowledge to help our customers achieve success in any project undertaken. We partner with Autodesk, HP, Bluebeam and other leading vendors and can offer a range of software and hardware solutions, training modules, and consultation services.

Cadgroups collaborative approach ensures that our clients receive the best final product. Cadgroup Australia has provided technical expertise and solutions for architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing businesses to maximise their investment in design technology.


Courageous Consulting Pty Limited


Courageous Consulting Pty Limited is a Business Transformation and Strategic Human Resources consultancy.  We partner with business to inspire their leaders, energise their employees and create customer focussed, high performing work cultures.

We combine our extensive experience with the latest research and a data-driven approach to specialise in:

  • Strategic Human Resources analysis, planning and execution
  • Tailored employee and customer engagement pathways to high performance
  • Alignment of culture and leadership capability with business improvement and lean
  • Aligning Strategy > Systems > Org Design > Role Design > Individual Capabilities
  • Individual and team performance coaching

Cowan Manufacturing


JFD COWAN is a welding specialist with strong core competencies in stainless steel, aluminium fabrication & sheet-metal work. Cowan specialises in design, manufacture & installation of Recompression Chambers, Decompression Chambers & other life support systems worldwide.

Custom Fluidpower



Custom Fluidpower is a wholly Australian owned company, offering a combination of hydraulic, pneumatic and lubrication products & services in the agricultural, aerospace, exploration, industrial, marine, mobile, mining & material handling industries.





In an exciting step in the journey of Australia’s leading integrated steel manufacturing, processing, distribution and recycling business, LIBERTY OneSteel has been re-branded as InfraBuild, a company of LIBERTY. The rebrand coincides with the celebration of the business’ centenary as a manufacturer of wire in Newcastle.

InfraBuild, (formerly LIBERTY OneSteel) is Australia’s and the Hunter’s largest integrated manufacturer and supplier of steel long products including wire, a leading distributor of steel and reinforcing solutions and products, and operates one of the country’s largest metals recycling businesses.

The new brand name reinforces InfraBuild’s commitment to and investment in the innovation, manufacturing and supply of solutions and products to the rapidly developing construction of nation-building infrastructure in Australia, along with commercial and residential construction, and the fabrication, manufacturing, mining and rural sectors.

We believe in the power of collaboration to inspire and drive the construction of nation-building infrastructure and Australia’s tomorrow.


InfraBuild. Building Possibilities


Caska IP



Caska IP Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, is leading the way in providing innovative, cost effective, intellectual property services to the Hunter Region.

Our Patent Attorneys provide specialist advice in relation to patents, trade marks and designs, to ensure the protection of your intellectual property in Australia and internationally.

We have a range of innovative packaged solutions ranging from R&D Guidance, IP Auditing, Invention Assessment, International Patenting and IP enforcement.

Caska IP Patent Attorneys was founded in Newcastle to support the development of innovation in our region, providing individuals and businesses with a high quality affordable alternative to the established intellectual property firms.

For a complimentary consultation, please contact Andrew Caska on (02) 4910-4052 or visit our website at



LEAD C.I. are a leading business improvement consultancy. We develop your people’s leadership, management and continuous improvement skills and capabilities to enable your organisation to achieve its vision and purpose.

Lead CI was established in 2015 to bring together the capability of our team to help businesses achieve excellence and compete in a global world. Our team are experienced professionals with over 20 years management and consulting experience. We are committed to delivering high quality results and building sustainable long term success with our clients.

Our approach covers all aspects within business and we work with all levels in an organisation to deliver the outcomes. As practitioners, we build capability based on real experiences and knowledge gained both internationally and within Australia. We recognise that solutions only have value, based on the cost of the problems they solve.

We work globally and have a significant track record in facilitating and leading change and continuous improvement in many business areas and industries. Our team are supporting a number of companies in the Hunter Region including Westrac, Arrium and Bulbeck, NIB and Nettko.

For more information visit

Lindsay Dynan Engineering Consultants



Lindsay Dynan is an engineering consultancy providing civil and structural services, renowned for working closely with our clients to understand all facets of project life and delivery.

Working in commercial, mining, manufacturing, light and heavy industries, transport, land development, energy, renewables and temporary works, our diverse team has the specialist skills to deliver quality results and build collaborative relationships with our clients. We have long lasting and ongoing relationships with our clients, which is testament to our commitment to innovate and deliver dynamic solutions in an ever changing environment.

Our team of highly experienced professionals provide the best possible solutions, by being responsive to our clients ever changing needs. Our aim at Lindsay Dynan is to make the client consultant engagement process ‘as easy as possible’, using authentic communication to deliver the highest quality, innovative service.

Lindsay Dynan has won many industry awards and strives to continue the highest standard of work whilst delivering practical outcomes for clients.

Lindsay Dynan is currently located in Sydney, Newcastle, Perth and the NSW Central Coast.

McEwan and Partners



McEwan and Partners are Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers established to assist business to achieve goals. We apply innovative solutions to innovative business  –  successful manufacturers think outside the square, and so do we –

Melvelle Equipment Corp Pty Ltd


Melvelle Equipment Corp Pty Ltd is a specialist manufacturer and supplier of Railway Track Maintenance Equipment

  • national customer base from our manufacturing facility in Newcastle.
  • We use advanced manufacturing techniques and technology daily in our equipment design to support our locally manufactured products.
  • We are strongly focused on continual improvement and innovation to market our products to the world.
  • We aim to have 50% of revenue generated from export sales by 2023.
  • Long-term customer satisfaction and trust are created with our commitment to serve.
  • Our customer know we have an un-waving commitment to support them with a well-developed, quality product that will perform when they need it most.

Port of Newcastle


Port of Newcastle is a major Australian trade gateway handling 4,600 ship movements and 166 million tonnes of cargo each year. Its annual trade is worth more than $29 billion to the New South Wales economy, enabling businesses across the state to successfully compete in international markets. With a deepwater shipping channel operating at 50% of its capacity, significant port land available and enviable access to national rail and road infrastructure, Port of Newcastle is positioned to further underpin the prosperity of the Hunter, NSW and Australia. As custodians of the region’s critical asset, Port of Newcastle is diversifying its trade as it strives to create a safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible Port that realises its potential.

Rexnord Australia


Mining Industry Solutions From purchase and installation to field monitoring and service, Rexnord helps maximize the uptime, productivity and profit of your mine. Whether mining hard rock or soft rock material, keep your mine producing with high-quality, mission-critical products. Mining expertise – Mine operators, equipment manufacturers and consulting engineers count on Rexnord to understand their applications, specify the right equipment and add value at every step. With you every step of the way – Count on Rexnord’s superior product quality, on-the-spot field service and industry-leading technical support to maximize your return over the product’s total lifecycle. Reliability – Rexnord is a leading manufacturer of a comprehensive portfolio of critical system components that perform under the most rigorous demands.

Rexnord is a leading manufacturer of critical system components that perform under the most rigorous demands in your mining applications, including gear reducers, bearings, shaft locking devices, chain and couplings. With safety in mind, our products are engineered to meet cost and performance criteria to ensure the most efficient solution for specific applications. From purchase and installation to testing, monitoring, repair and overhauls, Rexnord provides outstanding lead times and customer service. Count on our superior product quality, on-the-spot field service and industry-leading technical support to prevent costly maintenance, repairs and shutdowns, maximizing your return over the product’s total lifecycle. With sales and service operations locally in Australia and mining regions worldwide, along with a vast network of distributor relationships, we deliver exactly what you need, when you need it.

Robotic Systems


Robotic Systems is an industrial automation engineering firm servicing a diverse range of clients across the commercial and research sectors.

Robotic Systems was created in response to the need for a diverse company who could provide complete solutions from concept to replication by providing expert service, design and guidance at every step of the development process.

Our engineers span disciplines in mechanical, electrical and software development specialising in; real-time data acquisition and processing, test and measurement systems as well as sensor integration, automation and control

Scorpion International


Scorpion International a Division of Powerhouse Logistics

Scorpion International is committed to the region’s manufacturing sector, a proud service provider to region’s manufacturing businesses and was honoured to Sponsor the Marketing category of the 2009 HMA Awards.

As a Hunter based international freight forwarder and customs broking service provider, we value and understand that every company has very specific and individual import and export requirements and tailor our services to the varied and often complex international logistics process, to our clients’ time and cost benefit and enhance their global advantage.

A total service range including customs formalities, quarantine and government compliance, storage, insurance, international and local delivery options and all aspects of air and seafreight services, including project cargo management, are covered by our team both here in the Hunter, nationally through the Powerhouse Group and through our international agent networks.

Our strategy: To provide excellence in international freight forwarding and form valuable partnerships with and for our clients, to provide a competitive global advantage.

Our focus: meeting and exceeding customer expectations –

  • Competitive pricing
  • Value

Our assurance: We have and will always pursue best practice and continuous improvement by developing services and options to suit and benefit the specific needs of our customers.

If you are considering international trade (import or export) please contact us for assistance, information and cost options. Phone 02 49 621234 or visit

Steber International



Steber International is a family owned business founded in 1946 operating on the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia. The company is regarded as the premium manufacturer of commercial fibreglass vessels and composite components. Our boat refit program provides the complete refurbishment capabilities and we are proud to be Australian.

The company prides itself on quality and customer service with a diverse highly skilled workforce qualified in ship and boat building, engineering, electrical, and composite technology. We operate within our integrated management system encompassing Quality Assurance to ISO9001, Work Health and Safety and Environment.

We are committed to environmental sustainability and as part of our passion for sustainability we have a program of constantly reducing waste, minimising power consumption and engaging all our employees as part of the process.

Our manufacturing plant is on a 4 acre site with approximately 2 acres under cover. The facility has designated areas of composite manufacture, construction, fitout, engineering, sheet metal (stainless steel and aluminium) and internal cabinetry, furniture upholstery manufacturing facilities and boat refits area.

Our core business of composite component manufacture is all undertaken in our climate controlled factory ensuring all laminating is carried out within humidity and temperature parameters allowing 24 hour production when required.





Varley is one of Newcastle’s oldest and most advanced engineering companies, providing a comprehensive range of services and products to a wide variety of major industries. Vast project experience enables delivery of innovative design, manufacture, testing, documentation, and life of type service in industries such as:

  • Defence and Aerospace
  • Specialised Vehicles
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Power Services
  • Marine & Industrial
  • Rail

For more information please contact us on (02) 4964 0400 or visit

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