A proud history of growth

Our future is bright and will be shaped by the new technology, innovations, equipment and services that we are delivering for our customers every day. Bis as we know it today, started its journey in the early part of the 20th century and has grown to be a leader in the resources industry.
 
Since our humble beginnings as Brambles Industrial Services, and throughout our rich history, Bis has continued to evolve, using our knowledge, experience and innovation to create solutions for our customers.
 

“We have been delivering every day for our resources customers since 1915.”


Bis has always identified strategic opportunities to grow and develop the services we offer our resources clients. In 1997, we purchased Shell Coal’s longwall relocation equipment which enabled us to expand into specialised underground coal mining equipment hire.
 
As an innovator, Bis has harnessed new technology and machinery. In 2005, Bis introduced the Dual Powered Road Train to the Australian mining industry revolutionising hauling operations.
 
Since the late nineties, our company has been forging ahead with the delivery of underground services and specialised equipment and in 2007 we expanded our operations with the acquisition of Allied Plant Services and Fieldwicks. Three years later (2010) Bis extended its off-road load and haul capabilities by purchasing the Gulf Group.
 
By 2013, Bis was looking beyond the horizon to new opportunities in Indonesia. A year later we were awarded our first contract to provide handling, hauling and logistics solutions at a major mining operation in Tabang in East Kalimantan.  Along with expansion into a new international market, Bis ratcheted its supply chain by acquiring Powertrans which supplied our Dual Powered Road Train technology and components.
 
Throughout its history, we have continued to consolidate our vast experience to offer our clients best-practice outcomes across logistics, materials handling, underground services and consulting.
 
More than a hundred years on we are still delivering every day for our clients at more than 40 sites across Australia and Indonesia.
1915
Won our first resources contract, as Brambles Industrial Services, with BHP at Port Kembla in New South Wales, Australia. Services included the transportation of raw materials, slag handling, provision of heavy haulage and a range of earthmoving equipment, cranes and other heavy plant for construction, mining, road building and quarrying.

           

1997
Purchased Shell Coal’s longwall relocation equipment, expanding into specialised underground coal mining equipment hire.
 
2004
Brambles merged the management structures of its Cleanaway and Brambles Industrial Services businesses in Australia to capitalise on core operating synergies.
 
2005
The revolutionary Dual Powered Road Train is introduced to the Australian mining industry for the first time at the Burton coal mine.
 
2006
One of the world’s oldest and most experienced private equity firms, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR), acquires 100% of the BIS Cleanaway business from Brambles. The business is renamed BIS Cleanaway.
 
2007
Expansion of underground equipment business gathers speed with acquisition of Allied Plant Services, and then Fieldwicks a year later.
 
KKR sells Cleanaway business to Transpacific and business is renamed BIS Industries Limited.
 
2008
Bis broadens its commodity expertise with first iron ore contract win.
 
2010
Expansion of off-road load and haul capability with acquisition of Gulf Group.
 
2013
Bis sets its sights on expansion into Indonesia with incorporation of PT Bis Industries.
 
2014
Bis wins first Indonesian contract and commences operations at Tabang.
 
Bis acquires 100% of Powertrans, the supplier of the company’s unique Dual Powered Road Train technology and components.