Walls Machinery was founded by Bill Walls in Sydney in 1934, principally to deal in second-hand machinery and tools. Today the company has transformed into a major provider of packaging machinery throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Bill closed his stocks and shares business one Friday in March 1934, and on the train home spotted a large machine in the St Leonard’s Brickyard. He had seen this machine laying there unused for some time and thought it would have some value, even just for scrap metal, so Bill contacted the Brickworks and and bought the machine. Whilst stripping the machine, he found a big copper pipe of considerable value. His honest nature led him to notify the Brickworks of his find, and to his surprise they offered him more machinery to sell. This was the beginning of Walls Machinery.
Bill kept a book in which he would write quotes in, some of which included “a satisfied client is my best advertisement”, “good friends mean good clients”, “build a steady business” and “a well established office is a sound investment”. These still apply in todays business.
Walls Machinery begun in small shared offices in Sydney. By 1938, Walls Machinery’s moved into larger premises in Harris St, Sydney. Today Walls Machinery has grown to have offices throughout Australia and New Zealand.
The conversion to new and imported packaging machinery occurred when Bill’s son Barry Walls took over the business . . . he preferred “the new stuff”. So when a trading house in Japan asked if he would be interested in selling their packaging machinery in Australia, Walls had their first agency, Fuji Machinery Co., whom Walls Machinery still represent today. The first machine was sold to Sara Lee in Gosford, and the business evolved and grew from there.
Today, with third generation family member Sam Walls at the forefront of the business, Walls Machinery has gone from strength to strength, with offices throughout Australia & New Zealand, and not only offering machinery sales, but service and spare parts also.
Walls Machinery now represent over 15 world leading manufacturers, with their machinery range including Flow Wrappers, Inspection Equipment, Pouch and Tube Filling & Sealing, Tray Sealers, End of Line equipment and more. Most recently, Walls Machinery is proud to now also represent Adaptapack, who providing Automated Robotic Solutions for our customers which are built in Australia. . . Adaptpack specialise in case packing equipment using robotics.
General Manager, Rob Lawrence, has been with the company for over 30 years comments, “Walls Machinery has proven that reliable products and service to customers, is key to longevity in this competitive industry. We are proud to be celebrating this significant milestone”.
Walls Machinery pride themselves on professionalism, excellent customer service & the ability to provide appropriate, effective solutions, offering not only sales, but after sales service and spare parts.
For all your packaging machinery needs, from sales, to service & spare parts. . .Walls Machinery offer the complete solution.