Our History

1985
Registration of business
Registration of business

N.C. Kinder & Co. Pty Ltd was founded by Neil and Christine Kinder, driven by their passion for excellence and innovation.

1986
First CRM entry
First CRM entry

CRM program Tracker was used to develop and retain Kinder's comprehensive customer database.

1987
First sales person employed
First sales person employed

Travelling around Australia to meet with customers, this was the beginning of the field applications specialist team at Kinder.

1988
Creation of Kinder K brand
Creation of Kinder K brand

Kinder's distinctiveness is defined by strategic marketing. The core message resonated: Kinder embraces the hands-on approach, unafraid to get their boots dirty.

1989
Beginning of global import
Beginning of global import

Kinder commences shipments from the USA, signalling the start of an international journey towards a global horizon.

1990
First tradeshow
First tradeshow

Kinder makes its debut at CIVENEX 1990, paving the way for brand exposure and networking within the engineering and construction industries.

1990
Mobile technology obtained
Mobile technology obtained

Foresight meets innovation; Neil Kinder secures a mobile car phone allowing Kinder to capitalise on the expanding mobile network. Kinder's reach extends significantly to a nationwide presence.

1992
First engineer employed
First engineer employed

Kinder Engineering takes a significant stride forward as Kinder welcomes its first engineer, reinforcing the commitment to expertise and advancement.

1999
Kinder website launch
Kinder website launch

Kinder embraces the digital era with the launch of its website www.kinder.com.au connecting with audiences worldwide and ushering in a new chapter of online presence and accessibility.

2007
Launch of K-Superskirt® in Australia
Launch of K-Superskirt® in Australia

With traditional rubber skirting proving to overheat with high friction usage, K-Superskirt® was developed to provide 76% less friction and last 8-10 times longer. Australian customers were impressed with this durable new polyurethane solution.

2008
Supplier of The Year 2008
Supplier of The Year 2008

Kinder proudly earns the title of Supplier of the Year at the Bulk Handling Awards 2008. This achievement recognises Kinder's superior solutions for the bulk material handling industries.

2010
K-Glideshield® Slider Bar Technology
K-Glideshield® Slider Bar Technology

High speed / high capacity belt support applications were possible for the first time internationally with the introduction of this exciting applied technology. K-Glideshield® was installed at Loy Yang Power Station, Latrobe Valley.

2011
SAP Business One
SAP Business One

Making the transition to a unified platform, the implementation of SAP Business One was a monumental step forward in Kinder's organisational efficiency.

2012
K-Sure® Support Adaptor Revolution
K-Sure® Support Adaptor Revolution

To ensure a precise fit, K-Sure® Support was improved with the addition of a specialised stud and stronger design. This allowed for adjustment to suit 3 different size roller diameters, offset/inline frames, and manufacturing tolerances in trough frames.

2012
ISO Certification
ISO Certification

Kinder attains ISO certifications 9001, 45001, and 14001 for unwavering dedication to quality, occupational health and safety, and environmental standards.

2014
Opened Canterbury Road premises
Opened Canterbury Road premises

Relocating to a brand new 8900m3 facility in Braeside, not only accommodates the storage of over 15,000 stocked items but also provides ample space for the growth of staff and office operations.

2018
K-Shield Dynamax® Impact Idler
K-Shield Dynamax® Impact Idler

The development of K-Shield Dynamax® Impact Idler for a leading iron ore client in Western Australia stands as one of the first major custom engineered projects, firmly setting Kinder apart as industry innovators.

2019
AW Roberts Award
AW Roberts Award

Sean Kinder, receives the prestigious AW Roberts Award from the ASBSH. This recognition celebrates outstanding contributions and encourages young engineers to strive towards further development in bulk solids handling.

2022
Supplier of The Year 2022
Supplier of The Year 2022

Kinder secures the title of Supplier of the Year at the Bulk Handling Awards 2022 reaffirming their position as a leading global independent supplier and manufacturer of innovative, in-house designed material handling solutions.