About Southwell Lifts & Hoists

About Southwell Engineering

We are an Australian engineering and manufacturing business established in 1945. All products are designed and manufactured in-house at our factories in Camden and Smeaton Grange NSW. Our niche market is in the custom design, fabrication and installation of lifts and hoists as well as being well known in the Australian aviation industry for Ground Support Equipment.

Since our early days mining and transporting the sand for the construction of the Sydney Harbour bridge, we have evolved into a specialised lifting equipment manufacturer. After the Second World War, Southwell began making large truck cranes, then progressed into elevated work platforms and more recently our focus has been on designing and manufacturing goods hoists to AS1418 part 8.

We have never stopped innovating.

We have done thousands of projects over the years. We are the leading supplier of goods lifts for the Self Storage industry, as well as car lifts for the residential and commercial market and high capacity goods lifts to retailers.

Some of Our Projects

25 ton truck hoist. This has been in operation at the National Gallery of Victoria since 1975.

Self driven Aircraft Tail Dock Scissor Work Platform with platform height of 14.5m.

Research and Development

With our unique blend of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical experience we are always looking for better ways to do things. We have designed thousands of custom projects over the years and most recently we were the first to design and install a car lift with integrated turntable in Australia.

After Sales Service

We are committed to helping you get the most out of your equipment by training your operators in safe operation and daily maintenance of the hoist and we provide professional preventative maintenance on a regular basis.

We support our equipment via a National Service Network. NSW, ACT, VIC and QLD are supported by factory trained technicians with the remaining states and NZ supported by subcontractor arrangements.

Our Culture

We deliver engineering excellence, value, professional integrity, robust and dependable products and revel in developing solutions for large and complex challenges.

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