Member Company: Andrew Engineering

Melbourne’s Professional Engineering Manufacturers

We are one of Australia’s most innovative and experienced engineering firms.

Andrew Engineering is widely recognised as a leading producer to the rail, defence, automotive and mining industries. We are able to provide custom, purpose-built solutions to industries throughout the country, as well as help in international projects.

A complex industry, we continue to innovate through constant product testing, regular collaboration with partners and customised, tailored equipment. We ensure each project complies with regulations and standards, and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.


Member Company: Dimac

Dimac Tooling is Australia and New Zealand’s leading supplier of accessories and workholding solutions for CNC milling and CNC turning machine tools.

Dimac is motivated to continually finding more effective, safe and productive ways to hold and machine workpieces. We manufacture Soft Jaws, Hard Jaws and Custom Jaws in our own CNC equipped machine shop and this capability, coupled with over 30 years experience doing so, ensures we provide the right workholding solution for you.

Read more about Dimac on their website .

Member Company: Exquisine

Exquisine produces premium quality dairy desserts for restaurants, supermarkets and retailers throughout Australia and for export. Managing Director David Rose is interested in broadening his knowledge of other industries and the challenges they face. Through contact with members of Vernier he hopes to be exposed to different ways of thinking and problem solving. He welcomes the opportunity to spend more time working ‘on’ the business rather than ‘in’ the business and sees great benefit for Exquisine in the monthly speaker program and the opportunity to create new networks within different areas of manufacturing.

Read more about Exquisine on their website .

Member Company: Barker Trailers

BARKER TRAILERS – manufacturers of world-class Semi Trailers.


We have been in the business of manufacturing trailers since 1974, so we know what works – a no-nonsense approach to orders and production combined with good old-fashioned hard-work. This philosophy backs our long-term aim of making all our customers Barker customers for life.

Barker Trailers leads the industry with its innovative approach to design and manufacturing techniques, continual product improvement and focus on safety and efficiency for road users, operators and employees.

The benefits of owning a Barker Trailer are many. From the specification stage through to sales; after-sales support and beyond, you will be proud of the quality and finish of your trailer.

Barker Trailers is in the business of innovation. With an established research and development plan, we allocate a substantial budget to R&D projects. Regular participation in the major truck shows in Australia as well as visits to major overseas events ensures the design team is at the leading edge of trailer design and innovation.

Barker Trailers is in the fortunate position of building equipment for clients based on their specific requirements – these requirements are the basis on which the trailer specification is written. Additionally we operate an “open door” policy whereby the client can visit the plant at any time and see the trailer in fabrication and make suggestions before it is completed.

Barker Trailers – “Where a solution is always in sight”…

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Member Company: Lovitt Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

Lovitt Technologies Australia Pty Ltd owned and operated by Mike Ramsay

Lovitt Technologies Australia (LTA) was founded in 1954 as George Lovitt Manufacturing Pty Ltd. It commenced operation in the manufacture of cutting tools and components for the automotive industry.

Over the past 50 years, LTA has evolved with the demands of its customers, and embraced contemporary precision engineering technologies to offer enhanced capabilities in new markets.

Today, the company is a provider of precision machined tools, components, parts and assemblies to customer design and specification particularly within the aerospace and defence industries.

We recognise that customers need more than parts formed from metal, and offer the ancillary services of assembly, finishing and supply chain solutions to ensure customers gain maximum value from engaging Lovitts.

Australian Defence Manufacturer Wins Global Contract

Member Company: Sutton Tools

Sutton Tools is a proud family business with 90 years of experience in tool making.

Jim Sutton and the late Bill Sutton, both Vernier members, built upon the business their father established and have positioned the company so that the Sutton brand is recognisable internationally. Now Peter Sutton, Chief Manufacture Officer, brings the next generation to Vernier.  Phillip Xuereb, also a member Vernier, is Chief Engineering Executive at Sutton.

Sutton Tools has a vibrant and successful apprentice programme and currently works with local and state governments to encourage youth into manufacturing.

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Member Company: Balcombe Engineering

Balcombe Engineering Pty Ltd has been the leading Australian specialist manufacturer in the flange industry for over 50 years servicing a diverse range of customers for flanges, spectacle blinds and tubeplates / tubesheets, in the Petrochemical, General Industrial, and Food industries.


The Melbourne facility is located in Hallam and houses Australias largest range of flanges and valves as well as a comprehensive in house manufacturing facility. Large stocks, and inhouse manufacturing, enables Balcome to provide any required flange, spectacle blind, or valve in a few hours if its in stock and between next day and 2 weeks if it has to be custom manufactured.

Member Company: Ronson Gears Pty Ltd

Ronson Gears are one of Australia’s leading gear manufacturers.  We utilise the very latest in CNC gear profile grinding, CNC gear cutting and CNC rack milling technology and an Australian first in CNC gear metrology from Germany.  All of which give our customers products of the highest quality.

The company manufactures spur gears, helical gears, bevel gears, gear racks, worms and worm wheels and many other power transmission related products used worldwide.  From medium to low volume precision ground gears for the rail, mining and agriculture industries to high volume automotive applications.  Other industries serviced are the aviation, aerospace and construction industries.  Ronson Gears are internationally competitive.

18 Teton Crt, Highett, VIC 3190

Tel: +61 3 9555 9822  Fax:  +61 3 9555 7480