Horwood Bagshaw

Horwood Bagshaw is a long-established South Australian company founded [in its initial format] in 1838. The company has evolved through various structures and locations in & around Adelaide. From 1975 all activity was consolidated in Mannum approx 80km from Adelaide. In 1998, Horwood Bagshaw was purchased by Adelaide based Sweeney Investments to become a South Australian privately-owned and based company. The factory at Mannum has been extensively upgraded since and now provides an efficient facility, in particular, to process [from cutting through to painting] large steel structures.

Company details

Post: 9 Adelaide Road , Mannum , South Australia 5238 Australia

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

Contract Engineering
Horwood Bagshaw has had extensive experience as a Contract Engineer over a prolonged period with the mining, automotive, defence & wine industries. This has allowed the company to develop welding skills for mild steel, stainless steel & aluminium, and maintain a solid group of boilermakers/welders, many of whom have been trained by the company.

Agricultural Machinery

Recent emphasis has seen the development of its range of Tillage & Seeding equipment [for which Horwood Bagshaw holds a 15% share of the Australian market]. Participation in this segment allows Horwood Bagshaw to maintain a range of skills [particularly for module fabrication] which are complementary to its Contract Engineering activity.

Contract Engineering
Horwood Bagshaw has built-up experience in the fabrication of heavy-duty assemblies/equipment over a number of years. Of relevance to fabricators is Horwood Bagshaw’s
recent involvement in:


  • Infrastructure for the
    Mindarie & Angas mines.
  • Chasses for portable mining villages.
  • An underground excavator.


  • Truck trays
  • Armoured Modules


  • Side walls, sills, etc,
    for chay wagons.


  • Trailer chasses.


  • Stainless steel, rotary
    fermentation tanks.


  • Stainless steel & mild steel
    Paint Shop structures for
    Holden, Toyota & Mitsubishi.
  • Conveyor tracks for Holden
    & Mitsubishi.


  • Grain-Unloading Ramp

Agricultural Machinery
The company’s agricultural product range is centred on robust Tillage & Seeding equipment. However, the range also includes a Grader Scraper, used in laser-levelling irrigation bays for cotton and rice growing. The earth-engaging nature of these machines has ingrained in all employees the need for robustness, reliability and durability