WHO WE ARE
Products, Performance, People.
EHI Australia Pty Ltd started in 1975 as a small family owned business supplying general hardware and industrial products under the trading name Edwards WA. Through hard work and a focus on service, we have grown to become one of Australia’s leading importer and distributors of hardware and industrial products. We are particularly proud to be linked to some of the biggest names in hardware and industrial products in the world.
Today, with over 40 years’ experience servicing the market; EHI Australia is able to supply a comprehensive range of industrial and domestic wheels and castors, materials handling equipment and general home and builder’s hardware. In recent years, our range has expanded to include more industrial products as a direct result of our constant ambition to meet customer demands.
Our industrial range now includes an assortment of specialised materials handling solutions, premium hand tools, fibreglass handled tools, industrial brushware and abrasives solutions and workstation and jobsite storage options.
Our promise and passion are to provide an extensive range of quality products and an exemplary service to hardware and industrial stakeholders. We achieve this by talking to our customers about their needs, researching market trends and with our experienced product development team, developing our range to bring market leading solutions to our growing and loyal customer base.
To provide an extensive range of quality products and an exemplary service to Hardware and Industrial Stakeholders.
To bring to the market a range of products that are aligned with the needs of our customers.
We will continually aspire to build strong relationships with our distributors and direct customers.
We have warehouses and sales offices strategically placed throughout Australia and New Zealand to ensure that our network can efficiently satisfy the demands of the industry.
Our Hardware Division
Our goal is to supply outstanding products and customer service through dedication and the pursuit of excellence. The EHI Hardware Division has a performance driven culture that uses KPIs to ensure continuous improvement. EHI’s in-house distribution and marketing functions allow us to provide creative, customised solutions for our customers, for a product range that is geared towards the general hardware and DIY market. The hardware portfolio includes light to medium duty domestic castors and wheels, dollies, door hardware solutions, a comprehensive floor protection range, sand paper and sanding sponges, picture hanging, hooks and coat hooks, table leg options as well as keys and key accessories.
Our Industrial Division
Our Industrial team is comprised of professionals and product specialists who understand the needs of manufacturers, distributors and the Industrial consumer. Our ever broadening range of materials handling products and international tool brands is paving the way for future growth for EHI and its partners. Constant consultation with the market ensures that we continue to deliver what our customers and partners require, with skillsets and sourcing capabilities that allow us to bring customised solutions to the table.
OUR GLOBAL FAMILY
EHI Australia is part of the Colson Group – the largest manufacturer of castor and wheel products in the world. Over 1,600 global employees support Colson Group’s leading product portfolio and proprietary global value chain. World renowned brands, such as: Colson, Albion, Shepherd, Jarvis, Rhombus, MedCaster, Revvo, Pemco, Faultless, and Bassick are manufactured and marketed around the world through Colson Group’s 25 global facilities – where over 192,000 products are shipped out every day.
Another company also part of the Colson Group is Select Hardware. Select Hardware is one of the UK's leading one-stop suppliers of premium hardware, providing customers with a choice of over 3000 competitively priced products and numerous market leading brands, backed up with first class customer support and on-time - in full deliveries.
EHI Australia is linked to some of the biggest names in hardware and industrial products in the world. Our International services also include the sourcing and development of new product range from manufacturers in many countries. We invest a great deal on research and development and utilise the experience and skillset of our sourcing and product development to continually hunt for new opportunities to introduce outstanding products to local and international markets.
EHI New Zealand: In 1999 EHI established its presence in the New Zealand market with a local team and warehousing capabilities.
We constantly work to extend our product portfolio to better service our customers and network of distributors. Over the years, this expansion has come from a combination of EHI driven product development and range expansion as a result of several acquisitions.
Our more recent acquisitions include:
Jones & Park: In early 2015 Jones and Park was acquired by EHI Australia Pty Ltd. This acquisition saw 12 new brands join the EHI product portfolio, an exciting opportunity that would contribute to the business’ ability to grow, especially in the Industrial wholesale space.
Easyroll: In 2016 EHI acquired Easyroll, extending our range of materials handling products. Since the acquisition, the Easyroll brand has been positioned as our premium brand across castors, wheels, conveyors and materials handling and is now available in leading retailers across Australia.