MACKAY AUTOMOTIVE CELEBRATES 90 YEARS
Since 1932 Mackay says it has been a cornerstone of Australian Automotive Manufacturing
Mackay Consolidated Industries is a 100 percent Australian family-owned company, with 2022 marking its 90th anniversary of manufacturing in Australia.
From humble beginnings in a small Carlton site in 1932, Mackay says it has grown to become Australia’s largest and most trusted designer, manufacturer, and distributor of a diverse range of engineered rubber and rubber metal/composite products.
These products service the Automotive, Defence, Transport, Rail, Marine, Mining, Construction, and Industrial markets globally.
In 2020 Mackay expanded into a new facility in Dandenong South (Melbourne) investing millions into new equipment and capabilities to continue supporting local and international markets.
This included a new dump mill, strip mill, cooling conveyor and skip conveyor; each critical pieces of equipment to provide a new level of reliability and control within the company’s compound mixing operations.
Mackay also introduced additional strategically aligned pieces of equipment targeting enhanced capability, such as a dedicated silicone mill (increasing in-house silicone mixing capability and capacity), a silicone stuffer on injection moulding (improving its silicone product production), one 500-tonne compression moulding machine (increasing production capacity within its clean room), another 200-tonne compression moulding machine (its second lab production machine), and finally a larger 1,000-tonne compression moulding machine with vacuum and ejector systems.
Since 1932 Mackay says it has been a cornerstone of Australian Automotive Manufacturing, and has had many achievements, such as being the first company in Australia to bond Rubber to Metal and supplying parts on the first Australian made vehicle (FX Holden – 1948) through to the last (VF Holden 2017).
Mackay has a proud history of supplying Automotive OEMs such as GM Holden, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, and Mitsubishi and continues to manufacture Original Equipment (OE) rubber products for manufacturers globally including Kenworth, Iveco, Isuzu, Volvo Trucks, Sea Electric, GM AUS, Ford AUS, AMG, and Maserati.
Over the years Mackay’s Automotive range has expanded to include ball joints, blanking caps, bulk coolant/heater hose, bulk fuel/ oil hose, centre bearings / drive shaft support, control arms, moulded coolant, fuel and steering system hoses, drive shaft couplings, engine mounts, exhaust hangers/isolators, heater valves/taps, hose clamps, link rods, mackayflex flexible coolant hoses, pedal pads, power steering hoses, PVC air and water hose, radiator caps, rubber suspension bushes and kits, steering rack ends, steering tie rod ends, strut mounts, and sway bar link rods.
“With an unparalleled range of over 5000 hoses, from the latest models to historic models dating back to the 1940s, if Mackay doesn’t have it, chances are no one does,” Mackay Consolidated Industries Chief Executive Officer, Graham Scull, said.
“Our success has been built on a simple philosophy – understanding our customers’ needs and providing timely, cost-effective engineered solutions.
“Mackay is a proudly 100 percent Australian family-owned business and looks forward to a bright future continuing to service the Automotive Aftermarket for another 90 years.”
For more information, visit www.mackayrubber.com.au/automotive