Alfabs Australia Limited (ASX:AAL)

End-to-end solutions from equipment hire to heavy steel fabrication.

About Us

Alfabs Australia Limited is a renowned and diversified Australian company primarily engaged in the mining and engineering sectors. Headquartered in Kurri Kurri, NSW, Alfabs provides extensive services including underground mining equipment hire and maintenance, engineering fabrication, and site installation. With over 200 dedicated employees, Alfabs is strategically positioned to serve major clients across the Australian east coast through its branches in Wollongong, NSW, and Mackay, QLD.

Company Overview

Alfabs Australia Limited is a leading provider of comprehensive services within the mining and engineering industries. Founded in the 1950s and under the stewardship of the Torrance family since 1986, the company has grown into a multifaceted operation offering a wide range of services. Alfabs' core business segments include the Mining Division, focusing on equipment hire and mining consumables, and the Engineering Division, which provides heavy steel fabrication, protective coatings, and logistics.

With a strong emphasis on quality and reliability, Alfabs has established itself as a trusted partner for national and international clients. The company operates extensive workshops and warehousing facilities to support its operations and maintain its high standards of service. Alfabs' strategic locations enable it to efficiently meet the demands of its diverse clientele, which includes major underground coal mines and large infrastructure projects.

Board & Management

William Wavish

William Wavish

Non-Executive Chairman

Bill was CFO and Finance Director at Woolworths. Under his leadership, Woolworths quintupled its profits, positioning the company among the top 10 of Fortune 500 companies worldwide for return on investment. With notable roles at Myer, and Campbells Soup Asia as well, he brings extensive experience and expertise to Alfabs. As Executive Chairman of Myer, he successfully led a profitable three‐year turnaround, resulting in significant financial gains. From his roles as the Chief Operations Manager at Industrial Equity Ltd to the CEO and Managing Director at Chase Corporation, Bill has consistently delivered exceptional financial results and successfully managed complex operations. Bill has made a significant impact in indigenous support through his role as the Founder and Patron of the National Indigenous Culinary Institute (NICI) and his involvement with the Clontarf Foundation.

Robert Neale

Robert Neale

Non-Executive Director

Rob is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience as a director and executive in the resources sector. As the former MD and CEO of New Hope Corporation, he has a proven track record in operational and development roles. Rob served as Chairman of Nickel Industries Ltd (2018 – 2023) and has served as Chairman and Non‐Executive Director for various organisations, inc. WestSide Corporation & Northern Energy Corporation as well as Director for Planet Gas and Bridgeport Energy. Rob was President of the Queensland Resources Council and Chairman of the Australian Coal Association Research Program.

Managing Director & CEO

Managing Director & CEO

Matthew Torrance

Matt’s career journey is marked by a series of significant milestones and achievements with over 30 years of experience as he continues the Torrance family legacy. Beginning his career as an apprentice boilermaker at Alfabs in the 80’s, Matt quickly progressed to roles such as Workshop Supervisor, Estimator, and Workshop & Site Manager. His leadership skills and expertise led him to the position of GM in 2000.

In 2010, Matt assumed the role of CEO. Throughout his career, Matt pioneered the establishment of Alfabs’ Mining and Protective Coatings divisions and the acquisition in 2015 of Minepro (NSW) Pty Ltd and LFP Mining in 2020.

Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

Chief Financial Officer

Mark, a Chartered Accountant, possesses a versatile financial and commercial skillset gained through his experience within a prominent accounting firm and various private entities. Additionally, he has gained valuable experience in both commercial and operational roles within the heavy transport and logistics industry. Mark has previously served as a director on not‐for‐profit boards in the Newcastle region and Hunter Valley. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.

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