About AE Gibson & Sons Sawmilling History

Since 1896, the primary objective of AE Gibson and Sons has been to maintain a leading position in the design and manufacture of sawmilling machinery, materials handling, automation, robotics, general engineering and associated sawmill equipment.

AE Gibson and Sons is a fifth-generation family-owned sawmill engineering business, based in regional Australia. The business is located at Kendall, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, which was once the heart of Australia’s native forest industry. Having begun operations in the late 19th century, we are the oldest and most experienced sawmilling equipment supplier in Australia.

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A.E Gibson and Sons is a fifth generation family owned engineering business which can trace its roots back to the late 1800s making it the oldest and most experienced saw milling equipment supplier in Australia. The company is located at Kendall on the mid north coast of New South Wales which was once the heart of Australia’s native forest industry.

Arthur Gibson was a qualified marine engineer who began business servicing the local fishing fleet and the sawmills surrounding Kendall. In the 1920s Arthur’s son, Mannie became involved in the business which became progressively centered on the timber industry, culminating in Mannie developing Australia’s first rider less log carriage in the 1960s.

In 1971 Mannie retired and his two sons Mac and John ran the business until 1979 when Mac left the company to pursue saw milling interests in Fiji. John remained in Australia and assumed sole ownership of the company.

Under Johns leadership the company was actively involved in developing new products and more modern equipment which provided a solid foundation for steady growth. In June 2006 John retired leaving control to his four sons who were already actively involved in running the company. John sadly passed away in June 2022, although the Gibson family continue on his legacy whilst ensuring the Gibson name remains in the industry.

In the past decade A.E Gibson have invested heavily in developing the latest technology which seen the company emerge as one of Australians leading manufacturers of hi-tech timber processing equipment. This has led to A.E Gibson being awarded contracts to supply machinery as well as complete sawmills to Fiji, PNG and New Zealand ,competing against international opposition.

Our team continues to grow and evolve with the latest technology. We recently introduced automation and robotics into our projects which complements the business, and has proven to be a natural extension for the industries we work with.

Today, AE Gibson has two manufacturing centres and boasts an active management team controlling sales, product design and production. These operations have succeeded in making the name Gibson synonymous with service, quality and reliability in the industry.

The primary objective of A.E Gibson and Sons is to maintain its leading position in the design and manufacture of saw milling, materials handling, automation & robotics, sensing, structural engineering and associated equipment.



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