Austin Engineering was originally founded in 1982. After a period of growth and expansion Austin was acquired by West Australian Metals Ltd in 2003. The company floated on the Australian Stock Securities in 2004 as Austin Engineering Ltd.
As a group, Austin Engineering Ltd consists of various brands providing a wide range of mining and earthmoving equipment services to the mining industry.
Three Australian operations (Perth, Hunter Valley, Mackay), an Indonesian operation and Peruvian operation operate under the Austin Engineering brand, encompassing design and manufacture of mining and earthmoving equipment, along with the provision of support services.