Our History

For around 120 years, RCR has been developing and contributing to Australian infrastructure and industry.

RCR is one of the oldest Australian-owned engineering and infrastructure companies. We have undergone substantial and sustained growth to emerge as one of Australia’s leading multi-disciplinary infrastructure & engineering firms, and today provide innovative, intelligent solutions to a diverse client base throughout Australia and overseas, in the Infrastructure, Energy and Resources sectors.

RCR’s origins date back to 1898 - the year Ernest Tomlinson and his brother, Edward, established the engineering firm Tomlinson Bros. Tomlinson is one of the oldest engineering companies in Australia, and boilers manufactured under this name continue to be held in extremely high regard throughout the country.

RCR Engineering Ltd was established in Western Australia in 1979 by Ron Stevens, Clive Butcher and Robert Wovodich to provide diversified fabrication and machining services to industry in the south-west region of Western Australia.

RCR Tomlinson Ltd was established as a result of the merger of RCR Engineering Ltd and Centurion Industries Ltd, which included the original Tomlinson Industries business, in December 1996.