Kockums History

Kockums Bulk Systems has a proud history of research, development, and innovation dating back to the 1950s. Originating in Sweden, Kockums initially designed dense phase pneumatic conveying technology, which made its way to Australia in the 1960s.

Ivan Price was the first to implement the Swedish technology in developing road and rail tankers throughout Australasia. Kockums became synonymous with technological and engineering innovation, bringing more success for the company.

The Kockums Australia division was sold in the 1980s to John Shearer, with a subsequent management buyout by Ivan Price. The company was then split into two entities; Kockums Industries Pty Ltd for road tankers, and Kockums Bulk Systems Pty Ltd for in-plant equipment.

The 1990s established Kockums Bulk Systems (KBS) as a leader in the field with the development and implementation of two major systems.

These and other product developments cemented KBS as Australia’s premier company for bulk powder handling systems.

KBS acquired Control Automation Pty Ltd and Delis Power Systems Pty Ltd in the 2000s, broadening operations into the food and pharmaceutical arenas.

We currently run the largest in-house pneumatic conveying test rig in Australia, with the capability to simulate virtually every condition that clients require.

In 2018 KBS was acquired by the Industrial Equipment Group of Premier Tech, Premier Tech Chronos. This strategic partnership allows us to provide front to back services for a broader range of activities. Kockums Bulk Systems and Premier Tech Chronos are recognised as trailblazers in bulk powder handling systems. We are proud to provide optimal solutions for iconic companies, locally and globally.

The future is looking bright at KBS PT as we bring people and technologies together to make a real and lasting difference for our clients.