Garrick Herbert Pty Ltd was established in March 1981 as the newest member of the Herbert Engineering Group. Its parent company, R.R. Bramley & Co. Ltd was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 1921 by Richard Bramley as an Engineering workshop. Philip Herbert purchased the company in 1954 and commenced production of the ‘BRAMLEY’ range of small engineering machine tools.
Exports of these products to Australia grew to the stage that his youngest son, Myles Herbert, moved to Sydney to establish Garrick Herbert P/L as a local base for distribution of the range throughout Australia.
To complement the Bramley range, agencies for allied overseas lines of quality product were introduced. Early additions were the Asada Threading Machines and Irega Adjustable Wrenches – both now market leaders in Australia.
In 1987 manufacturing at the Sydney operation began with the introduction of ‘Bramley – Aust Made’ sheetmetal Curving Rolls. Following this success, the brand leader in Belt Grinding, LINISHALL, was purchased in 1991 and integrated into the Sydney facility.
The company now represents a diverse collection of reputable manufacturers from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Spain, Turkey, Thailand, China and other countries and distributes their products through the Industrial Supply and Machinery Merchants throughout Australia. Products include tools, machinery, lifting and materials handling equipment, cutting oils and absorbents etc of only the highest quality suitable for the target market of industrial trade users.
Company growth meant that, in December 2006, another move to premises four times the size was necessary and the current location was purchased at Kirrawee in the southern suburbs of Sydney.