Our History


Kockums Bulk Systems- Our History

Kockums Bulk Systems has been operating for a number of years, selling pneumatic conveying systems, powder conveying systems, and general material handling solutions. We’ve come a long way since our early days, but we continue to provide a wide variety of businesses with high quality products and services they can rely on.

Where We Started

The Kockums Company originated in Sweden and participated in the development of dense phase pneumatic conveying. Through the initiatives of Mr Ivan Price in the 1960s and 70s, this Swedish technology was being used to develop road and rail tankers in Australasia. These tankers were designed to transport nickel concentrate from mines in Central Australia through to Western Australia. Several impressive feats of engineering were to follow this rail tanker, earning Kockums more and more success. In the mid 1980s, the Kockums Australian division was sold to John Shearer, and later that same decade, a management buyout by Ival Price saw the company split into two: Kockums Industries Pty Ltd for road tankers, and Kockums Bulk Systems Pty Ltd for in-plant equipment.

Our Development

Two major systems were designed by Kockums Bulk Systems in the 90s. We developed the cement handling system used on the Chek Lap Kok airport in Hong Kong, and we have upgraded the Bayswater Power STation in the Hunter Valley – the largest baseload coal-fired power station in Australia.

This significant growth and product development turned us into Australia’s premier company in bulk powder handling systems.

Where We Are Now

In recent years, Kockums Bulk Systems have acquired Control Automation Pty Ltd and Delis Power Systems Pty Ltd to broaden our field of operation into food and pharmaceutical areas. We have the largest in-house pneumatic conveying test rig in Australia with the capability to simulate virtually all conditions that clients may stipulate.

It’s our aim to provide clients with Australia’s best fully functional systems relating to powder handling, from the product’s arrival into the plant, transport in the plant, weigh feeding, mixing, through to automatic bag handling and pelletising.

A Premier Material Handling Company

Call our head office in Heidelberg West, Victoria on 03 9457 8200 to chat to any of our expert team members.



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