Skilled Materials Handling
Specialists in bulk materials handling



Our Company


SMH is engaged in the design, manufacture, erection and commissioning of equipment for the conveying of bulk materials. SMH is committed to provide its clients with service that reflects a high degree of engineering excellence. The experience and know-how of our technical staff, together with the co-operation of a number of European companies allows us to offer the most advanced technology to provide the appropriate equipment for most applications.

Renown globally for our expertise in chain conveyors and bucket elevators, we have also built up a comprehensive résumé in screw conveyors and belt conveyors. With a focus on quality and efficiency, we pride ourselves on always being able to deliver the best possible conveying solution in any situation. We believe that it is essential to provide both cost-effectiveness and quality to our clients, and we aim to achieve this through efficient and proven design methods.

SMH is headquartered in the state of Victoria in Australia, where our design and engineering department is well embedded, along with a number of partner fabrication plants within Victoria, Western Australia and engineering markets totaling a 20,000 square metres of fabrication space area.


Our Team

Chris Smith
Engineering Manager

Jack Wong
Principal Materials Handling Engineer

Mark Malekpour
Design Engineer

Sudaesh Ganesh
Mechanical Engineer

Kelly Allen
Senior Bookkeeper

Tim Abela
Graduate Engineer


Our Capabilities

Materials Handling Engineering
We believe that quality and cost-effective conveyors are built from the ground up, where the foundation is expert materials handling engineering. Ensuring that the design is both high-quality and appropriate, we incorporate over 30 years of bulk material handling experience into every project we undertake. With ever-improving design methods, we at Skilled Materials Handling are confident that you will always receive the best solution to your bulk materials handling needs.

Project Management
There is nothing more frustrating than having the perfect solution ruined by poor execution. This is why, at Skilled Materials Handling, we ensure that every project is handled with the delicate care it deserves. We achieve this through reliable client communication, keeping you up to date with informative schedules and the demand of quality that we guarantee with our suppliers.

Engineering Consulting
Not only are we capable of supplying conveying solutions and project management, we are also able to offer engineering consultancy and design on a wide array of bulk material handling problems. With over 30 years of bulk material handling experience, Skilled Materials Handling can help clients with their difficult or complex problems by integrating lateral thinking and efficient design.

Our Fields of Application

  • Alumina
  • Alumina hydrate (dry)
  • Briquettes
  • Canola (seeds, meal, flaked seeds, etc.)
  • Cement and clinker dust processing
  • Coal processing
  • Dust handling
  • Fly ash
  • Grain (wheat, oats, barley, etc.)
  • Graphite
  • Gold ore
  • Gypsum
  • Hematite
  • Iron ore processing
  • Lime (calcined)
  • Limestone
  • Kaolin
  • Kiln residue and backflow
  • Lead concentrate
  • Magnesia (calcined)
  • Oilseed and solvent extraction
  • Petroleum coke (backed and granulated)
  • Nickel processing
  • Sand processing
  • Sea shell (calcined)
  • Soda ash
  • Sodium ferrite dust
  • Woodchip and board

Our Customers