In­no­va­tion is the key to LSW Group’s con­tin­ued success

Australasian Timber - - NEWS -

A NEW treat­ment method is help­ing to put an all-Aus­tralian owned and op­er­ated me­tals heat treat­ment com­pany.- and the largest man­u­fac­turer of knives for the.tim­ber in­dus­try -- at the fore­front of the busi­ness.

The LSW Group has just re­leased its rev­o­lu­tion­ary new Chip­per Knife, the ‘Ex­tra Hard Chip­per Knife’ which is made from high carbon, high chromium vana­dium steel and cryo­geni­cally treated by its “CRYOTUFF” method.

“We are proud to state that this is a world first tech­nol­ogy, de­vel­oped by the LSW Group in Aus­tralia,” says prin­ci­pal Wayne El­lis.

“This will be a mate to our fa­mous ‘Ex­tra Hard Counter Knives’ that are used through­out Aus­tralia and Asia. We are also us­ing this tech­nol­ogy in some of our Flaker Knives,” he said.

The Group started in the fifties in a small fac­tory in Auburn in Syd­ney’s western sub­urbs and be­gan to ex­pand rapidly from 1999 pur­chas­ing one of Aus­tralia’s largest machine knife companies and com­mer­cial me­tals heat treat­ment com­pany, grow­ing to now hav­ing 16 companies in the Group.

“Un­like our lo­cal com­peti­tors we are a wholly-owned Aus­tralian man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany,” says Wayne with pride.

The Group has two man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ties in Bankstown as well as fa­cil­i­ties in Yen­nora and Unan­derra and Seven Hills, and a sales of­fice as well as a dis­trib­u­tor in Malaysia ser­vic­ing the Asian mar­ket. The Group re­cently ap­pointed an agent in Tai­wan to ser­vice the Chi­nese mar­ket.

“Our strate­gic plan is to be a ma­jor player in the Asian mar­ket and also to look for pos­si­bil­i­ties world­wide.

“The ac­qui­si­tion of Chap­man Saws gives us an op­por­tu­nity to of­fer our cus­tomers the to­tal range of prod­ucts within the tim­ber in­dus­try as they are also an Aus­tralian man­u­fac­turer of qual­ity saws.

“We ser­vice most of the tim­ber mills through­out Aus­tralia and with a sales and mar­ket­ing branch in Pe­nang, Malaysia we ex­port into Asia and China and also ex­port to New Zealand and Pa­pua New Guinea.

“We are con­tin­u­ally ex­pand­ing. At present we en­com­pass 16 companies, all in­ter­re­lated within the en­gi­neer­ing field in­clud­ing fab­ri­ca­tion, ma­chin­ing, weld­ing, hard­fac­ing, abra­sives, band­saw blades, saws, pre­ci­sion and rep­e­ti­tion en­gi­neer­ing, wa­ter­jet cut­ting, tool­mak­ing .. and the list goes on.

“Our prod­uct range also cov­ers the tim­ber trade as we spe­cial­ize in a full range of knives (chip­per, flaker knives and parts, ser­rated back and solid planer knives, planer heads) machine com­po­nents, abra­sives and saws,” said Wayne.

CNC Op­er­a­tor set­ting up to make Ex­tra Hard Chip­pers.

The LSW Cryotuff Knife af­ter Freez­ing.

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