OzPress Industries builds on a rich heritage of manufacturing
OzPress Industries commenced operation as K&K Fasteners in 1970 in a converted parachute-drying hut at the Ballarat airport. During the early seventies the business expanded and spread into an adjoining aircraft hanger, which housed the industrial metal presses. The demands of international competitiveness saw the business relocate in 1989 to a new purpose built factory on the newly developed Wendouree Industrial Estate. As the business grew and in recognition of our changing goals and manufacturing capability in 2005 K&K Fasteners began trading as OzPress Pty Ltd. Historically, K&K’s customer base has been predominantly within the Australian automotive industry. K&K have supplied to AMI, then to become AMI Toyota, and now known as Toyota Australia since the mid seventies. Other customers include Hella, Trico, Dana Automotive, and Cooper Standard Automotive, all being component manufacturers for the automotive industry as well as Ronston in the marine industry and Stratco in the building industry.
Change of focus after Toyota’s plant closure
With the closure of the Toyota manufacturing plant in Altona, OzPress Industries was formed to maintain the knowledge and expertise gained through more than 40 years supply to the automotive industry. Using our knowledge of the Toyota Production System and global supply chain and networks, we are able to supply high quality parts rapidly with very competitive pricing.
In 2019 OzPress Industries began a Joint Venture with Gemilang Australia to supply buses. Partnering with this experienced bus builder we have begun building for Transdev, expanding our workforce and capabilities.
OzPress Industries Today
OzPress Industries maintains manufacturing capability in Australia as well having a long established supply chain in China of ISO9001 certified companies. We are able to develop parts from supplied CAD for prototyping, small production runs or large volume supply. We are committed to maintaining our environment as is shown in our Business Policy available on request.