In 1904, Trojan Tools was founded in Melbourne, and around this time Kelso was established as part of the Adelaide Steamship group in Sydney, building wheelbarrows so durable they are still being handed down today. In 1945, Lance Hill designed a new clothesline for his wife in his Adelaide backyard, which became known as the iconic ‘Hills Hoist.’ The Nylex brand was developed in the 1950s by Australian Moulding Corporation, a Melbourne plastics manufacturer. Westmix was founded in Kewdale in 1972, and quickly became a leading manufacturer of cement mixers, wheelbarrows and hand trolleys.
All of our companies share a common Australian heritage of rugged durability, ingenious innovation and determined growth.
Read more about the history of each of our brands on their individual brand pages: