RMD Industries Pty Ltd is a privately owned company, founded in 1953 as a specialty supplier of deep drawn pressings, predominantly for use in the automotive oil filter industry.
Previously known as RMD Press Company Pty Ltd, the company has completed a major reorganisation to consolidate its metals manufacturing and develop its product related trading subsidiaries under the new banner of RMD Industries.
The four RMD Industries manufacturing and distribution businesses are Brio, Downee, Ductware, and Pratco.
Brio is based in Sydney with sales offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. This division designs and manufactures architectural sliding and folding door hardware for Australian and overseas markets including America, Europe and Asia. Brio previously traded as Henderson RMD.
Downee, which previously traded as RMD Metal Products has a high speed metal pressing manufacturing facility at Sunshine and sales and warehouse operations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland.
The Downee product range includes gate automation systems, fence fittings and sliding door and track systems for the commercial, domestic and rural markets. New product ranges include stainless steel fittings for glass fencing and balustrading and modular glass fencing and balustrade systems.
Pratco manufactures sugar cane harvester blades, lawn cutting blades and trencher teeth for mining equipment. Pratco has manufacturing facilities in Brisbane and Ayr in Queensland and a new facility in Brazil. Pratco is a significant exporter and OEM supplier of cane harvester blades to John Deere and Case New Holland.
Ductware supplies the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry in all Australian States with hardware for the manufacture and installation of ducting systems. Some product is manufactured by Downee while Ductware is the exclusive distributor for industry leaders, Ductmate and Gripnail.
Australian manufacturing capabilities include high speed metal pressing, laser cutting, heat treatment, robotic welding and hard facing, and plastic injection moulding.
Downee and Brio quality systems are accredited to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008. New business systems utilising Microsoft Dynamics AX are currently being implemented across the RMD group.
RMD Industries employs over 200 people in Australia, New Zealand and Brazil.