2017 NEPEAN Conveyors Pty Ltd, acquires Sandvik’s International Conveyor Components businesses and Sandvik’s Specialist Conveyor Systems business in Hollola, Finland.
The acquisition is a great fit with the organisation’s existing conveyor businesses. NEPEAN gains significant facilities in Europe, Scandinavia, Brazil and Western Australia in addition to our existing operations on the east and west coast of Australia and Africa. Including a broad range of advanced technology, leading products and associated IP. The acquisition includes 195,000 square metres of world-class manufacturing operations located across Germany, Brazil, Australia, and Finland and will see around 340 Sandvik staff members join NEPEAN. The acquired Sandvik businesses have a deep and accomplished history, including PROK, GURTEC and ROXON brands.

Historical Timeline


  • Establishment of NEPEAN Engineering


  • Apprentices Ross Bishop & Mark Wintle win “Apprentice of the Year” awards


  • NEPEAN Conveyors business established


  • Acquired sustainable agricultural implement manufacturer AGROWPLOW®


  • NEPEAN Conveyors QLD started and Standens Equipment acquired


  • Achieved ISO Accreditation 9001


  • Created and established Vehicle Inspection Systems and Nepean Plastic Moulding


  • Created NEPEAN Conveyors in Johannesburg South Africa


  • Vehicle Inspection Systems (VIS) establishes its first North American office, commencing sales of the VIS-Check® range of products in the US market


  • Bliss-Fox GSE acquired from Bliss Corp. NEPEAN became a shareholder in Inbye Mining Services


  • Western Sydney Industry Awards “Exporter of the Year” NEPEAN Mining Pty Ltd now NEPEAN Conveyors Pty Ltd


  • Established NEPEAN Meco Conveyors. Peter Buckley wins “Apprentice of the Year”


  • Western Sydney Industry Awards “Exporter of the year” to Vehicle Inspection Systems
  • Bliss-Fox introduces the new tractor model F1-80 for B737 and A320 operations


  • Acquired controlling interest in MI Power & Electronics. David Fuller made Rotary International “Paul Harris Fellow”
  • Commenced manufacturing NEPEAN NightOwl® portable lighting towers
  • VIS establishes Canadian office to service growing demand of the VIS Check range of products into the Canadian market


  • Brent Butler wins “Apprentice of the Year”
  • VIS Polish launches the world’s first fully automated and patented aluminium robotic wheel polishing system 2006


  • NEPEAN Inducted into Macarthur Business “Hall of Fame”
  • NEPEAN acquired controlling interest in boutique PNG merchant bank Pacific Capital


  • The Bliss-Fox F1-500 tractor is used for the first commercial push-back of an A380 aircraft in Sydney for Singapore Airlines
  • Metal manufacturing business Graham Group was bought and Inbye Mining Services was acquired
  • NEPEAN acquired controlling interest in Niuminco Ltd, operators of the historic Edie Creek gold mine in PNG


  • Inbye Mining Services acquired longwall electrical service provider Longwall Advantage
  • Nepean Site Services commences offering expert onsite labour and solutions for the mining industry


  • Inbye wins $130m contract to supply Vale’s Carborough Downs longwall miner


  • Commenced international partnership with Italy’s leading perforation & building products company - Gatti Precovi. NEPEAN Engineering wins structural steel contract for Westfield Sydney Centre Point Tower
  • NEPEAN NightOwl introduces its innovative ‘Balloon Light’, lighting tower
  • Bliss-Fox introduces new F1-150 four wheel drive tractor and the F1-400 to meet specific country technical requirements
  • Vehicle Inspection Systems (VIS) delivers the first Brake Testing system designed to test mining and construction vehicles to the US Department of Labour – Mine Safety and Health Administration
  • VIS becomes the leading supplier of brake testing equipment to North American enforcement agencies


  • Reorganisation and rebranding of NEPEAN into 4 divisions. NEPEAN acquired controlling interest in Inbye Mining Services
  • NEPEAN acquires Mining Logic Solutions – “Real Time Risk Management System for Underground Coal Mines”


  •  Acquired Ingal Building Systems and integrated products and Staff with Galintel, part of the Building & Infrastructure division.


  •  Acquired Elton Conveyors Assets and Staff making NEPEAN Conveyors a major supplier servicing the Mining Industry.