About Us
RCR Tomlinson Ltd was formed at the beginning of 1998 from the merger of RCR Engineering Ltd and Centurion Industries Limited.

The new Company is a leader in Western Australia in multi-disciplined engineering, with four Business Units specialising in Engineering, Fabrication, Machining and Heat Transfer.  These services are delivered to clients and customers from both workshop and site based crews.

The Company's assets, expertise and structure enable it to provide industry with totally integrated engineering solutions from project design, management, construction and maintenance supported by its own fabrication, machining and heat transfer infrastructure and services.

In-house expertise and intellectual property have been developed by the Company to support its product range of apron feeders, scrubbers, water tube boilers, hot oil heaters, impact crushers and materials handling equipment.

Above:  John Linden,
 Managing Director


The Company has licence agreements with original equipment manufacturers to repair and maintain major process equipment in the resource industry.

A feature of the Company is that almost a quarter of its shares are owned by employees, including management, providing a strong incentive for industrial stability and a high level of customer service.


RCR Tomlinson Ltd was formed by the merger of RCR Engineering Ltd and Centurion Industries Limited at 31 December 1997.  

RCR Engineering Ltd

Prior to the merger, in March 1995, RCR Engineering was incorporated in Western Australia on 2 July 1979 to provide diversified fabrication and machining services to industry in the south-west region of Western Australia.  The organisation grew steadily, building up its resources and skills base by participating in major project developments throughout the south-west.

The present senior management effected a management buyout in 1990 acquiring the company from the previous owners, Greenbushes Ltd.  The revitalised team, keen to expand the operations, implemented several initiatives:

  • Expansion of export efforts leading to the supply of mining equipment for projects in Indonesia, India, West Africa and the Philippines
  • Quality Assurance accreditation to ISO 9002 was achieved in the Fabrication Division
  • A site construction and maintenance department was established and expanded rapidly
  • A hydraulics design, manufacture and service company was acquired to add to the list of services.

The design department was expanded and now provides services to external clients, as well as satisfying internal product design requirement.

RCR Engineering's objectives have been to pursue expansion through organic growth of existing business divisions and through the acquisition of businesses in related fields.

In May 1996, RCR Engineering merged with Capital Investment Corporation Limited.  This added additional facilities, including a ferrous foundry to the group, and provided a Perth base of the company to better service its customers.  Listing on the Australian Stock Exchange followed, on 15 November 1996, through an offer of shares, raising $1.8 million and attracting 700 new shareholders.

Centurion Industries Limited 

Centurion Industries Limited was a listed public company which was incorporated in Western Australia on 30 May 2021 to acquire the Welshpool property, together with the business and associated assets operated on that site, from Clyde Industries Limited.

Centurion was currently approximately 70% owned by NatSteel, a company incorporated in Singapore.

Centurion had eight specialist divisions, with three factory sites in the Perth metropolitan area and sales and service outlets in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Post RCR Engineering / Centurion Industries Merger

Since the merger there has been considerable rationalisation of facilities between the Welshpool and Bayswater sites, and the ferrous foundry was sold in 1999.

RCR Tomlinson now has three primary locations in Western Australia:  at Welshpool, which includes its head office, Bayswater in Perth, and the Bunbury premises.

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