Fabrication & Manufacturing

A genuine one vendor solution for civil infrastructure, mining, rail, industrial manufacturing and minerals processing.

SMW Group’s Heavy Fabrication and Engineering division provides an end to end solution, from design and engineering to fabrication, manufacturing, commissioning and servicing.

What sets SMW apart?

Long-term experience in Central Queensland
Extensive workshop facilities and field capabilities
Flexibility to scale up to any major project
Strong trade availability – workforce of over 500
Workshops in Rockhampton and Mackay

Innovative engineering and design

From in-house design to manufacture, delivery, construction and commissioning, our experienced professionals work under our ISO90001 accredited quality assurance programs.

We cater for everything from small one-off jobs adapting existing equipment up to major infrastructure, plant, mining and heavy industrial projects.

Ready for fast turnaround

Our teams of qualified boilermakers run on multiple shifts, and our workshops are licensed to operate 24/7/365. We’re equipped to handle tight timelines or emergencies for the toughest tasks, from a one-off job to a whole fleet overhaul. Our extensive workshop facilities, road and rail hub proximity and local collaborative advantages are ideal for smooth and swift project completion.

Using industry-leading technology and tooling in our workshops and on site, we save our clients time and money with clever designs and highest standards of manufacturing.

SMW Group's Parkhurst yard with trays and tow hauler under refurbishment

Heavy fabrication capabilities

SMW provides the complete package:

  • Custom design solutions for any size project to the highest quality standards
  • Quality certified construction to any specification, material or grade of steel
  • On and off-site qualified and experienced trade services
  • Full installation and commissioning
  • Long-term servicing and maintenance strategy, with full support
  • Project management and delivery

Our 2000m2 fabrication workshop at SMW Group’s Parkhurst facility is fully equipped with quality tooling, equipment and mobile plant.

Our Paget facility is similarly equipped, with plenty of space to fit several pieces of heavy equipment undercover, as well as hard stand capacity.

Fabrication projects of any size are completed easily in our undercover workshops. We build:

  • Site facilities infrastructure
  • Structural steel construction from dwelling to major warehouse sizes
  • Bridge and road infrastructure steel components like trusses, walkways and platforms
  • Conveyors and crushing equipment
  • Mining components including draglines, shovels, blades and buckets
  • Track frames
  • All general light to heavy fabrication

Manufacturing capabilities

SMW is a strong regional Queensland manufacturer of industrial equipment and plant.

We support local manufacturing. Our supply chains focus on strengthening regional and local communities.

From our workshops, we can manufacture:

  • OEM standard components
  • Rail wagon components and rail wheelsets
  • Our own branded heavy haulage trays – Ultrahaul
  • In-house designed equipment and tooling that solve operational challenges
  • Custom designs and one-off projects always managed with innovation in mind

Field service, maintenance and trades

SMW Group provides full field servicing solutions and experienced, site-ready trades personnel. Across multiple trades, our teams provide:

  • Design through to installation
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Repairs and routine maintenance
  • Shutdown crews with extensive experience, available at short notice and with competitive rates

Equipment to get the job done

Where the latest technology or equipment doesn’t meet the needs of our projects or clients, we turn our hand to creating our own in-house solutions. We’ve won awards in innovation for some of these solutions, which include:

Ultralift mobile gantry crane


Our Ultralift solution is a remotely operated mobile straddle carrier. Using the Ultralift at our workshops eliminates complex crane lifts, removes the risk of operator injury, and allows SMW Group to reposition, move and work on trays, buckets and other heavy equipment safely and efficiently. This leads to real cost savings for clients, as well as the ability to move jobs through our workshop with more speed.

Ultralift is also available as a site-based solution, to move your equipment wherever you can drive a truck – just ask our Product Support team about what’s possible.

Robotic welding

SMW Group’s robotic welding capabilities are industry leading – we use our robotic welder to manufacture mining equipment, rail sleepers and more. With real-time QA reporting, our robotic welder works up to 46% faster than manual welding, saving time and cost to our clients.

3D Scanning

Using the latest 3D scanning technology on site or in our workshops means that we can accurately identify flaws in a structure or equipment and engineer the best solutions to keep your team safe.

Air-fed welding helmets for safety

A recent initiative of SMW Group has been to move our workshop teams to sole use of air-fed welding helmets as a preventative safety measure. Air-fed helmets reduce known welding health hazards and are a valuable risk control measure as well as an initiative to protect the health of our team.

For more information.

See our downloadable Capability Statements for more detail about SMW Group’s fabrication, engineering and field service capabilities.