Keech Foundry Bendigo Acquisition

Derwent Industries is proud to announce the expansion of its manufacturing base here in Australia with its recent acquisition of Keech Foundry in Bendigo, Victoria. The addition of the Bendigo site highlights Derwent’s commitment to Australian manufacturing and its belief in the need for supply chain security as we move forward. The Bendigo facility adds to Derwent’s existing Australian footprint with our current foundry in Hobart and Stainless-Steel facility for Clamps and Couplings in Wodonga.

About Keech (Derwent Foundry – Bendigo):
The Bendigo facility will continue to be headed up by Quinn Petrie and Mark McNamara with an extremely dedicated team of people supporting them. The business has been designing and manufacturing high integrity steel and other material grade castings for over 80 years supplying the products to both local and export clients. They supply some of the world’s largest mining and industrial companies with unique patented products, designed and developed at the Bendigo facilities.
The company is internationally accredited with certification to ISO9001, ISO14001 and AS4801 and is renowned for innovation and quality in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a diverse range of high-integrity castings for mining, construction, rail transport, industrial and defence.
The Keech name will be maintained as trademarks within the Derwent business with the plant coming under the Derwent Banner as Derwent Foundry – Bendigo.

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