The company

SAUNDERS & WARD Pty Ltd is a steel fabricating and general engineering company with the in-house resources and experience to handle complex precision work for industrial projects throughout Australia.

Nick Saunders, Managing Director
Mr Nick Saunders, Managing Director of Saunders & Ward Pty Ltd

SAUNDERS & WARD was established in 1922 and is run today by Nick and Jamie Saunders, grandsons of the company founder.

They have managed the company for more than 20 years and have overseen the company’s move to up-to-date premises on a 1.236 hectare site at Kingston, south of Hobart in Tasmania.

Nick Saunders is also President of the Metal Industries Association of Tasmania.

The company currently has an 80m x 30m Fabrication Shop floor area, serviced by three overhead travelling cranes, and up-to-date computer-controlled equipment.

(See our capabilities page for more information on the type of work we are equipped to perform.)

Ben Rolliston, Fabrication Manager
Mr Ben Rolliston, Fabrication Manager
at Saunders & Ward, in the Fabrication Workshop
at Kingston.
Keith Kinkley, Major Customer Manager
Mr Keith Hinkley,
Major Customer Manager
at Saunders & Ward

We’ve come a long way ...

In 1940, Saunders & Ward operated its machine shop out of a wooden building with a dirt floor at Salamanca Place in Hobart.

Saunders & Ward in 1922

The company has come a long way since then – modern computer-controlled equipment makes Saunders & Ward one of the most well-resourced steel fabrication and machine shops in the country. Experience, however, is the key to the company’s success. You can’t put a value on know-how, and the lessons learned over many decades.