HMG Hardchrome is a global leader in the reclamation and manufacture of
components and assemblies used in heavy industrial environments.

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    It all started over 50 years ago.Read more
    Keith Smith started Hardchrome Pty Ltd and commenced operations at Albion. The plant consisted of one rectifier of 1000 amp capacity, one chrome tank and a staff of one.
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    On the move.
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    In May 1965 HMG Hardchrome moved operations to Eagle Farm. Installed new 6000 and 2000 amp rectifiers. Staff of 10.
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    Moving ahead.
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    Commenced additional operations at 31 Lavarack Avenue, Eagle Farm. Staff of 60.
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    The company starts to take shape.
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    The acquisition of Southbank Engineering and Horn Engineering and the relocation of the hydraulics workshop and office to Meeandah provides the company with greater capacity.
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    The company heads north.
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    Created a world class metal spray and engineering facility in Mackay to service the growing mining boom.
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    Construction commences at Mundin Street.
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    As our workforce gets close to 200, construction starts on the expansion of our Brisbane facility.
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    A new era.
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    Hardchrome Pty Ltd purchased by Heavy Maintenance Group. HMG also acquire Westhill Engineering and ABC Bearings in Mackay.
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    HMG acquire ATMR.
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    The acquisition of ATMR expands our capabilities to include electrical and mechanical repairs.
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    Increased turning capacity
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    HMG Hardchrome purchases the Hankook 6m full CNC lathe.
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    Increased boring
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    The Doosan DB-130 machine is the largest piece of CNC equipment ever operated by HMG Hardchrome and extends our capability in horizontal boring.
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Who we are.

HMG Hardchrome started life as a small surface finishing shop in 1959. Today, we are a global leader in the reclamation and manufacture of components and assemblies used in heavy industrial environments such as resources, oil and gas, shipping, lift and shift, transport and manufacturing.


HMG Hardchrome works with companies in Australia and around the world to improve the uptime of their equipment and machinery.  Our business partners turn to us to increase their productivity, performance and profits by reducing their downtime and maintenance costs.


As a division of the Heavy Maintenance Group, we offer a wide variety of repair and refurbishment options as well as an ability to design and manufacture components to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards. Our services include hardchrome plating, high velocity oxygen fuel thermal spraying, machining, honing, and welding.


Our approach


At HMG Hardchrome we are committed to providing quality products and services, a safe and healthy work environment and operating in a way that protects the environment. HMG Hardchrome’s has an integrated management system for quality, health, safety and environmental management that is accredited to recognised standards and subject to regular third party audits to ensure standards are maintained on all jobs. Read more about our management system below and access our QHSE Policy Statement here.


HMG Hardchrome is widely respected as a technology leader.

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We actively explore and implement new techniques and ideas to promote continuous improvement in everything we do. Technology is a key value creator for our clients, helping to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and deliver the best possible outcomes.


We’ve worked in heavy industrial environments for more than 50 years.

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We’ve turned our expert hand to thousands of jobs over this time. We understand better than any company that downtime can translate to millions of dollars in lost earnings.


For every job, we follow a detailed disassembly and inspection procedure.

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We then align the most appropriate engineering solution to your cost and time parameters. Quality is the cornerstone of our process. We adhere to the highest standards and regimes in our industry and observe a culture of continuous improvement and are constantly improving our technologies.

Safety first.

HMG Hardchrome’s work health and safety program is founded on the belief that all incidents and injuries can be prevented and that good health and safety management will positively influence our workers health and the quality of our products. Our health and safety management system is accredited to AS/NZS 4801:2001 and OHSAS 18001: 2007. The rigid implementation of our health and safety program integrates safety into all business practices and drives improvements in equipment, processes, work methods, and individual and group performances. Our health program ensures our workforce is fit for work.

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New standards in environmental care.

HMG Hardchrome is supported by first class environmental management which ensures we comply with all relevant laws and regulations and assists us to go further than the law requires. Our environmental management system is accredited to ISO 14001: 2015.

At all times, we operate in a manner that protects the natural environment and social surroundings, preserves biodiversity, prevents pollution, respects our neighbours and minimises waste. Our facilities recycle waste and are energy and water efficient, reusing water from our own capture systems and utilising power saving programs sponsored by the Queensland Government.

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Our quality is assured

The International Organisation for Standardisation has developed more than 18,000 international standards which are applied by business, government and communities worldwide. HMG Hardchrome’s quality management system is accredited to ISO 9001: 2015 and is also designed to meet the standards laid down in API Q1 and Q2. We work hard to ensure that we consistently provide products and services that enhance customer satisfaction and meet all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. We are proud to produce quality products that meet our customer needs.

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