About Headland

Enabling innovation

Enable the growth of your manufacturing business, with Headland as your independent advisor. Machinery, technology, and automation are our focus. Headland’s goal is to improve your bottom line, through improved efficiencies and expanded capabilities. Our vision is to help you embrace innovation, leading software and machine technology. The future includes IoT, Industry 4.0, automation, additive manufacturing, and smart factories. We envisage people, machines, automation, and software interacting together in networked production. This scenario will soon become commonplace.

Defining manufacturing excellence

Headland can help you become more successful. We have helped manufacturers access innovative, world-class machine tools for 70 years. Founded in 1949 and acquired by the Kloé family in 1979, our machinery brands are the world’s most reputable. We are proud to be an Australian owned, operated, multi-generational, family company.

The Headland Business

We deliver innovative technology and software, especially for your business. With a strong history in engineering and manufacturing, we are service-focused.

  • Operating across APAC, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Auckland.
  • Partnerships across Germany, Italy, Japan, and the USA.
  • Providing your business with high-quality manufacturing machine tools, software, technical service, and support.

Our Values

We build long-term relationships with you and your business, and our suppliers.

Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, we invest in our people and systems. Key values include:
  • 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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About Us

Sheet MetalSheet 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 MachineryCNC 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 FabricationMetal 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.

StorageStorage+

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

WaterJetWaterJet+

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

Service and Support

From your initial installation, through to the end of your machine's life or re-sale, we are there.

Our resourceful and experienced team includes field service engineers and applications/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.
  • Australia-wide, in-house staff to support you at every stage.

Logistics and Spare Parts

Even the smallest part makes the biggest difference to your production.

Our logistics division uses Hanel vertical storage systems. Hanel is our dynamic inventory control system. We also partner with leading Australian transportation companies, to minimise downtime for your operations.
  • Stock holding in Melbourne and Sydney
  • Convenient, online spare parts ordering
  • Barcoded inventory, for clear stock management

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

George Yammouni

CEO

George Yammouni is an accomplished executive and business leader. He has over 25 years of high-tech industry knowledge and leadership experience. George’s career highlights include roles at HP, DXC, Compaq, and EDS.

In 2018, George joined Headland as Executive Director. His role focused on strategic planning, expansion, and innovation. This included growth, business transformation, people, culture, sales, marketing, product portfolio, and partnerships.

In 2019, George became CEO at Headland. Operational excellence, a growth mindset, and customer success are George’s forte. His role now also focuses on service excellence and future-proofing the company. Business analysis and change management are his specialties. Diversity, equal opportunity, and societal value are other passions.