Eilbeck Cranes History
The Eilbeck family have engineering in their blood, going back four generations to the first Tom Eilbeck, who arrived in Western Australia in 1892 from Cumberland England. He was one of the first graduates of the University of Western Australia. In 1907 Tom Eilbeck went on to become the founder of T. Eilbeck and Son Limited, later becoming a distinguished businessman, not only recognised for his excellence in engineering but also for his political and business influence.
Today, current Managing Director of Eilbeck Cranes, Tom Eilbeck grandson of founder shares not only the same name but possesses an equal drive for engineering excellence and innovation. Traditional family values such as hard work and determination are not used as punch lines but rather have been foundation blocks in the history of this family’s enterprise - Eilbeck Cranes. Today Eilbeck Cranes and Heavy Machining is proud to run seven manufacturing plants in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, and Mackay, with many more service outlets spread throughout Australia.
Since its establishment by Tom Eilbeck in 1907, the company has seen three generations of Tom Eilbeck at the helm and has become an industry leader in the Australian crane market due to engineering and manufacturing excellence. The Eilbeck family’s traditional attitude towards hard work has laid the foundation and sets the tone of the company. Eilbeck Cranes attracts people passionate about their professions with a strong drive to advance and excel, achieving the very best outcomes and delivering the best quality products whether it be a small or grand project. This mindset also inherited by Tom’s son Charlie who now takes the lead of the new high precision Eilbeck Heavy Machining Division, having brought to full swing production within just a few months following its inception and now undergoing further expansion to the already impressive capabilities. Eilbeck Cranes’ vast experience along with its efficient and flexible approach, allows the delivery of highly customised crane solutions at competitive prices.