Our Business

About Convair

Founded in 1993, Convair’s experience spans decades in design, manufacture, and servicing of pneumatic bulk tankers in Australia and New Zealand. We constantly monitor similar equipment in Europe and the United States of America to ensure that our equipment employs the best technology available.

Today, Convair Engineering, is a part of the Power and Propulsion division of the Engenco Group, continuing to design and manufacture tankers for the transportation of dry bulk products by road and rail.

We also repair, maintain, and supply spare parts for all makes of dry bulk tankers and offer distribution, service and repair of compressors and ancillary equipment used in the support of dry bulk materials transportation. With its manufacturing facility based in Melbourne, Convair services customers throughout Australia and New Zealand

Convair is also an agent for Feldbinder Spezialfahrzeugwerke GmbH of Germany (FFB), supplementing the company’s range of products with aluminium dry bulk tankers and stainless steel liquid tankers.

Our tankers continue to be manufactured here in Australia, in our dedicated production facility in the Melbourne suburb of Epping. We believe manufacturing here in Australia is important for our company and our customers. It enables the business to continuously improve, to develop and grow. It adds value to the services we provide and greatly assists us to support our customers.

To further assist in providing the high level of customer service that it is renowned for, Convair has authorised service agents throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Convair’s product offering encompasses a range of products designed specifically for use with dry bulk products including; compressors, valves, aeration equipment, pressure hatches etc. securing distributorships for companies such as Miguel Carrera, Bulk Tank Inc (BTI), AKO Armaturen, Gardner Denver Inc, CVS Engineering Gmbh & Feldbinder Spezialfahrzeugwerke GmbH of Germany.

Convair is a strong practitioner of lean manufacturing. Through the application of Six Sigma and Lean Practices our production facility provides a very efficient production platform that enables the company to continuously develop and introduce the latest technology to our customers, providing a clean, safe, innovative and stimulating environment for its employees.

The Engenco Group provides a diverse range of innovative products and solutions for transportation. Employing over 500 people (full-time equivalent) in over twenty locations in two countries.

The Engenco Group are a national transport services business with proven capability around Australia with well-established facilities and strong relationships with our industry leading customers. Across the Group we strive to source, develop, and adapt products and services that help increase our customers’ competitiveness and efficiency.

Through the Group’s three business streams: Power and Propulsion, Rail, and Workforce Solutions the Engenco businesses provide high-quality transportation products and solutions for customers in the defence, resources, marine, power generation, rail, heavy industrial, mining and infrastructure industries.

With a strong focus on customer service and providing sustainable solutions, and superior value for our customers the Group specialises in:

  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul of heavy-duty engines, powertrain, propulsion, and gas compression systems
  • Design and manufacture of road and rail transportation and storage tankers, for dry bulk products
  • Product development, manufacture, installation, maintenance and spare parts services for Hedemora Turbochargers and Hedemora Diesel Engines, for customers in all parts of the world
  • Maintenance, repair, and overhaul of locomotives
  • Rollingstock maintenance, products, and services for the Australian and New Zealand rail markets
  • Nationally Accredited Training, Contract Labour Solutions and Outsourced Workforce Management for the Australian Rail and transportation industries.

We keep our customers moving.