About Headland

Machinery. Service. Support.

Founded in 1949 and acquired by the Kloé family in 1979, Headland Machinery is an Australian owned and operated, multi-generation family company, with a strong history of supplying machinery to the manufacturing industry.

The History of Headland

For more than 60 years, we have been associated with some of the world’s most reputable machinery brands. We are committed to helping manufacturers access innovative, world-class machine tools and improve their bottom line through improved efficiencies and expanded capabilities. 

Our Business

A strong history in Engineering and Manufacturing, we are a service-focused business, passionate about delivering innovative technology and software to the Australian and New Zealand market.

  • Operating across APAC, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland
  • Partnerships across Germany, Italy, Japan and USA
  • Service-focused, with over 60 experienced employees, including 25 qualified Service Engineers
  • Multi-brand group, represented by high quality products in Manufacturing Machine Tools, Software, Technical Service and Support

Our Values

We build long-term relationships with our customers and suppliers.

Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, we invest in our people and systems, to foster strong long-term relationships internally, and to our wider customer base.
Our key values are;

  • Taking full ownership and accountability for all projects
  • Customer focused
  • Operating with integrity and honesty
  • To be innovative and creative
  • To ensure a safe working environment for all

Tristan Opie, OPIE Manufacturing

“I was fully aware that getting started in tube processing was a very risky step. But I also knew that there was a market for this service.”

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Products

Our product portfolio consists of leading machinery brands from Germany, Italy, Japan and USA. We represent quality machine tools that will deliver competitive advantage through innovative technology that is reliable and flexible.

Sheet Metal+

Nothing can surpass the innovation that is TRUMPF machinery. Our sheet metal offering includes; 2D Laser Cutting, Laser Tube Cutting, Fiber Laser, Press Brakes, Punching, Laser Marking, Punch Laser and 3D Laser Cutting.

CNC Machinery+

We offer Horizontal Machining 4-Axis and 5-axis, Vertical Machining Center, Vertical Machining 5-Axis, CNC Lathe & Multitasking, Wire EDM, RAM EDM,Graphite Machining, Cylindrical Grinding and more. With world-class brands like Goratu, Hwacheon, Makino, Nakamura-Tome and Studer. 

Metal Fabrication+

Our metal fabrication division includes innovative machinery from Kaltenbach, KASTO, Zinser and SOCO, specialising in Drill Lines, Plate Cutting & Drilling, Angle Processing, Sawing, Shot Blasting, Painting and Tube Bending.

Storage+

Our offering includes automated storage solutions from Hanel as well as bar storage solutions from KASTO.

WaterJet+

Headland supply the very best in abrasive waterjet technology, offering both OMAX and MAXIEM, abrasive waterjets.

Service & Support

From the initial installation through to the end of the machines life or re-sale, we are supporting you at every stage.

Boasting a resourceful and experienced team of 60 employees, including 25+ field service engineers, and four applications and software engineers, we have one of Australia’s largest networks of factory-trained engineers.

  • Specialists in importing, logistics and implementation.
  • Dedicated to training for continual personal and technical development.
  • In-house support staff for Australia-wide support.

Systems & Software

As part of our service focus, we know the significance of streamlining your processes for problem-free project management.

Integrating a ‘cloud-based’ computing system to manage our customer database, financials and service history, this ensures total transparency across the business for responsive decision-making.

  • Deeper understanding of our customers for more personalised solutions
  • Electronic manuals and machine part information, accessible online
  • Mobile access to equipment service history, for no delay in information transfer

Logistics & Spare Parts

We understand that even the smallest part plays the biggest difference in your production.

Utilising a dynamic inventory control system via Hanel Vertical Storage Systems, and partnering with leading Australian transportation companies, our logistics division is second to none.

  • Stock holding in Melbourne and Sydney
  • Online spare parts ordering for Service Engineers and Customers
  • Bar coded inventory for clear stock management

Dianne Kloé

Founder / Director

A pioneer of women in Australian manufacturing, Di was the first woman on the AMTIL board, spending 11 years as an active member, including four as President. As the first female board member, Di has and continues to be a strong advocate for promoting women in leadership within male dominant industries.

Purchasing Headland Machinery with Peter Kloe in 1979, Di played a pivotal role in moving Headland into its next stage of growth and building it into a viable business.

Studying Computer Science at University, Di played a central part in the movement towards adoption of CNC machining in Australian manufacturing. Postponing her career in education, Di’s key agenda then turned to training Headland’s customers in CNC programming.

From training, she then moved into strategy, supplier and customer relationship management, administration and finance, as CEO for many years. Di’s role is now focused on mentoring key managers and staff as well as working on special projects.

 

Peter Kloé

Founder / Director

Studying Production Engineering and starting out as a toolmaker early in his career, it was clear from a young age that Peter had a natural flare for engineering.

Often pulling apart clocks, motorbikes and everything in between he took his passion and followed his dream to move to Australia. At a young age Peter migrated to Melbourne, with nothing more than £50 in his pocket.

After a long career in senior engineering management roles around the world, within large corporate organisations such as, Boeing and Siemens, Peter was keen to establish his own company.

Peter and Di bought Headland Machinery from Ted Headland in 1979. Initially a small-time machine tool company, they had visions of developing a product portfolio of large machine tools for the Australian market, adding the larger machinery brands such as, TRUMPF, Makino, Nakamura-Tome, in the coming years.

Involved in sales for many years, Peter’s role is now focused on supplier and customer relations.

 

Annaliese Kloé

Joint Managing Director

A strategic and visionary business leader,  Annaliese is focused on bringing the best machine tool technology to the Australian manufacturing market.

Highly skilled in business growth and development, Annaliese has 20+ years experience in Operational Management, Business Strategy and Account Management for continual improvement.

An enthusiastic and outgoing person, Annaliese’s entrepreneurial spirit gives her the ability to analyse, adapt and identify new market opportunities.

More than anything, Annaliese understands business. Successfully taking joint direction of Headland with Richard Kloe in 2011, Annaliese has been through the highs and lows of the industry, and as an Owner, is devoted to sharing her learning curve with others.

 

Richard Kloé

Joint Managing Director

Initially joining Headland in 1993 as a Service Engineer, Richard has dedicated his career to his family’s business, and understands the industry’s service driven nature like no one else.

As joint Managing Director with sibling, Annaliese, Richard is focused on Headland’s continual development as a first-class service provider for its customers.

Responsible for all operations, service, parts, logistics and customer engagement of the business, Richard has been instrumental in building Headland’s strong national service and support structure.

Directly involved in the day-to-day, as well as the strategic direction of the company, Richard is an industry leader and mentor. Building on Richard’s key strengths and years of experience as an Engineer himself, he advises and directs all aspects of supplier relations, product due diligence and customer support.

 

Alan Barratt

Sales Director

Since 2007, Alan has been a part of the Board of Directors for Headland Machinery and is well respected in the industry. His passion and drive to provide the very best, is a reflection of Headland’s company values.

For the last eight years, Alan Barratt has been General Manager of vertical storage at Headland Machinery. With over 10 years experience in Hanel storage, warehouse automation and management systems he is an asset to the Headland team. Alan now heads up the Headland Sales team as Sales Director.