Schmalz Australia Pty Ltd was established in September 1975 under the brand Millsom Hoists Pty Ltd. It is a privately owned Australian company and has developed into a highly respected specialist company with a strong reputation as innovators, manufacturers and distributors of materials handling equipment. Millsom Hoists has been distributing Schmalz vacuum technology on the Australian market for some 30 years and has made a name for itself as a specialist in handling technology.  In 2017 Millsom Hoists joined the Schmalz Group and operates under the name Schmalz Australia Pty. Ltd. since June 2019.lifting-equipment-australia

The company employs approximately 22 people consisting of Design Engineers, Sales Engineers, Administrative staff, Boilermakers, Fitters, Hoist Mechanical Servicemen and “A” grade Electricians. The manufacturing floor covers 1450 square meters with an administrative block of 300 square meters, located at 25 Turbo Drive, Bayswater, Victoria 3153, Australia, and a sales office in Milperra, Sydney.

Schmalz Australia continues to show steady growth both with its representation of overseas principles and in design and manufacturing of its own products – for example, vacuum operated sheet, sack and drum lifters, overhead travelling cranes, lifting and hoisting attachments, ‘between floors goods lift’ (non passenger) and a range of customised pillar or jib cranes.

The company’s policy is one of excellence in engineering and continuing involvement with the advances in technology.

Telephone (within Australia): 1800 99 22 11 (local call cost) | Fax: 61-3 9720 7879


Schmalz Company Profile

Schmalz is the market leader in vacuum automation and ergonomic handling systems. Schmalz products are used all over the world, for example in applications in the logistics industry, the automotive industry, the electronics sector or in furniture production. The wide range of products in the Vacuum Automation unit includes individual components such as suction cups and vacuum generators, as well as complete gripping systems and clamping solutions for holding workpieces, for example in CNC machining centers. The Handling Systems unit offers innovative handling solutions with vacuum lifters and crane systems for industrial and handicraft applications. With the Energy Storage unit, Schmalz has created a new pillar in the field of stationary energy storage.

With comprehensive consulting, a focus on innovation and first-class quality, Schmalz offers its customers long-lasting benefits. Schmalz’s intelligent solutions make production and logistics processes more flexible and efficient, while also preparing them for the increasing trend toward digitalization.

With its own locations and its sales partners, Schmalz is represented in more than 80 countries and in all important markets. The family owned company has around 1,500 employees at its headquarters in Glatten (in the Black Forest region of Germany) and its 18 subsidiaries worldwide.

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