A local Australian company designing, manufacturing and
supplying pedestrian fencing & civil use products in Australia since 1989
The principles we operate by
What drives ENCAT every day?
Some business owners experience a ‘switch’ moment in their life, where you think about what it is you are doing and why. When I founded Encat, I used my engineering experience to help BHP save millions on their maintenance budgets.
Smart management strategies were successfully deployed. After some time we diversified into the government sector supplying civil engineering products. Our creative, disciplined and methodical approach was welcomed by councils.
It seemed like a great way to build a business.
Although, one day in 2001 I was asked by Roads Transport NSW and a council to install balustrades around a school where a young schoolgirl had lost her life crossing the main road.
This defining day changed Encats’ focus. From that day forward we have put all of our energy into creating products that keep people safe.
Our solitary focus for any product has become “is it safe”, “does it comply” and can we “reduce the total cost of ownership” for the purchaser using clever engineering design techniques or ideas that improves what is available today.
ENCAT began from humble beginnings
ENCAT was founded in 1989 as a local Australian engineering firm focused on anticipating and meeting the production requirements of BlueScope BHP and its suppliers. However, using my design-oriented passion and the creative technical expertise of the ENCAT design team, we began to design, manufacture and supply a wide range of civil use products designed to keep people safe.
ENCAT is an Australian designer that has crafted an elegant range of products that are suitable for use in public spaces like schools, national parks, roads, shopping centres and even sports grounds.
The high quality, durable product solutions have stood the test of time, resilient products that are still in use more than thirty years later, delivering a low cost of ownership for each site. The ENCAT engineering team are always evolving the form, design and manufacturing of products based on regulation changes, client or public feedback.
ENCAT is continually innovating and can do so with a range of in-house manufacturing equipment where it can test and try different designs using metal. The team constantly tries to create even more effective, attractive and stronger products that are built to last. We pride ourselves on meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations in terms of price, delivery time, quality, and durability with our focus on keeping people safe.
The team has always been focused on delivering engineering excellence with local Australian manufacturing facilities in NSW & only using the best Australian suppliers. A local manufacturing business that can deliver products Australia wide or overseas.
Expanding our range and expertise making civil use products
Over the years ENCAT has built an enviable reputation for not cutting corners, using high quality local Australian steel and delivering a range of products that meet all required Australian standards to keep people safe in public spaces.
ENCAT can boast a long list of clients including government departments, national parks, local councils, schools, universities and even shopping centre groups who have all used ENCAT products.
One of the key focus areas for ENCAT is the manufacturing and supply of RMS Pedestrian Fencing in Australia. ENCAT can supply pedestrian fencing directly to local councils, government contractors, civil works companies or other entities anywhere in Australia.
ENCAT is an Australian manufacturer of pedestrian fencing that produces everything locally in our factory located in NSW. Everything produced is 100% compliant with the current RMS drawings, specifications and Australian Standards.
What does putting safety & governance before profit mean to us?
Getting a ‘certificate of compliance’ these days may not mean exactly what it says. Our experience working in the field of pedestrian fencing has given us first-hand knowledge of fencing, or other items, that have not been manufactured correctly with the right techniques or materials.
For example, when it comes to pedestrian fencing it is designed to deform & absorb the energy from an impact to keep people safe and prevent spearing. Pieces shouldn’t break off, detach or become projectiles if hit by a vehicle. We have seen this occur when the fencing has not been made to the stringent specifications required by transport for NSW.
Most companies these days outsource their labour and material sourcing and do not have tight quality control mechanisms to prevent non-compliant products from being supplied and used. This is a risky strategy if your company is using this type of Pedestrian Fencing that has certificates of compliance.
Owned, designed and manufactured locally
All the products we produce are manufactured in our facility located in Wollongong then supplied anywhere in Australia.
Australian Standards Compliant
Steel - AS/NZS3678-G250, AS/NZ3679.1-G300
Galvanising - AS4680:2006 ISO9001:2015
Powdercoating - AS/4506-2005
Welding to AS1554 Part 1
100% recycled steel
We ensure that we use recycled steel where possible to help with current, and future, environmental concerns.
Australian made steel
Where possible we use steel that is made in Australia and are the only local manufacturer to do so. High quality & to Australian Standards
Class leading powder coating
High quality powder coating materials are used to ensure a long lasting, resiliant finish to all products made.
Class leading galvanising
High quality steel galvanising done locally to ensure every product is tough, durable and designed for local conditions.