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All Torque Transmissions has expanded its operations across the east coast and are planning to grow even further.

All Torque Transmissions has expanded its operations across the east coast and are planning to grow even further.

Craig Mighell is passionate about power transmission. He started working with the technology when he was just a 15-year-old and has built upon this lifelong dedication with his business – All Torque Transmissions.

First opening Friday 13th in 1996, he told ABHR about how he grew from the spare bedroom at home, into an east coast spanning business.

“I realised there was a distinct lack of specialist power transmission knowledge in Victoria and across the east coast,” he said.

 “A lot of companies try to sell a bit of everything. There’s a filtration that happens over time when not enough people are trained in certain areas. They leave the industry or change jobs, and then that knowledge is harder to access.

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“We have homed in on power transmission, which is why our staff are educated to be specialists.”

All Torque Transmissions has grown from a one-man operation into a 26-person team, with staff members trained across multiple disciplines in the power transmission field. This means if someone is absent or is sick, there is always another teammate ready to fill in for them.

What helps set the company apart is the one-stop-shop nature of the business. It offers almost everything related to power transmission, from electric motors, to gearboxes, to shaft couplings, to clutches, brakes, and mechanical overload torque limiters.

The company can also support consumable power transmission, together with more specialised equipment – including components that need to be imported from the EU or US.

Mighell said the company has the backing of several key suppliers, including Bonfiglioli, WEG, Baldor, Comintec, Warner Electric, KB Electronics, Flender, Dodge, and many more.

“I can’t think of a single power transmission supplier we don’t have access to or deal with. And because we’re an independent business, there are no conflicts of interests – we only find the right solution for the application,” he said.

“We pass on that support to our customers, and make sure they can ring any of our staff, at any time of the day. We offer 24/7 availability across all branches.”

The company operates out of four branches, two in Victoria in Braeside and Preston, one in NSW, and one in Queensland. 

The QLD branch was set up following the acquisition in 2021 of Engineering Transmission Agencies (ETA) which operated similarly to the Victorian and NSW branches of All Torque. 

Mighell said most existing ETA staff decided to stay on with the new management.

“It was really gratifying – they were happy to have an owner come on board that was similar to them and gave them the freedom to expand and carry more stock,” he said.

Known now in QLD as All Torque ETA, the branch has grown significantly in the past two years, with further potential, thanks to its in-house gearbox and geared motor assembly facility.

The plan is to continue that growth in the northern states and expand into the local market. The company will increase the amount of available stock, and expand its offering to the mining, grain handling and food and beverage sectors.

It is also now the national distributor for Flender’s shaft coupling range and has spent the past 18 months ensuring it had enough stock to roll it out to the industry.

Mighell said the timing is right for All Torque Transmissions, which has big ambitions for the future.

“We have a very good, Australia wide coverage for the whole gamut of power transmission equipment,” he said.

“Customers can also benefit from our wealth of information – if they have a question about a brand or component, it’s likely that one of our team will know the answer. That kind of expertise you just can’t get from a search engine.” 

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