Our Story - Holman Industries

Our Story

A commitment to quality and innovation is at the heart of the Holman philosophy

The Holman Story

Holman Industries was founded in 1966 by Simon Holman in Perth, Western Australia.

In 1991 the business was taken over by Wally and Kerry Edwards, starting the business by developing and focusing primarily on innovative electronic water devices and expanding over the following 30 years into developing more efficient domestic watering products, lighting, garden decor and eventually, plumbing fittings.

We are passionate about innovation and have continued to invest in Research and Development to ensure our commitment to better designed products continues to remain our true focus.

Since early 2018 we have improved our plumbing division by purchasing state of the art moulding machines in our Perth factory. We are proud to have been able to supply plumbing and civil markets with quality PVC fittings and at the same time, employing Australian workers to make Australian products.

A united family of brands

In 2024 a major milestone in our industry saw Holman become part of the global manufacturing group, RWC.

Catering to complimentary markets and with aligning company values to Holman, RWC had been founded on the other side of the country in Brisbane, Australia in 1936. Also from humble engineering workshop beginnings, RWC has grown to become a worldwide group with a clear purpose: Making customers’ lives easier with clever solutions for the built environment.

Now headquartered in Atlanta USA, the RWC group has a truly global reach, with an integrated family of brands including SharkBite, Reliance Valves and John Guest at its core.

As part of RWC, the Holman innovative spirit is stronger than ever – pioneering new products, sectors and ways to connect with our family of brands, across the world. Together, we’re constantly looking ahead at new applications and challenges, from sustainability to the changing needs of the modern built environment, to how we can continue to make lives easier and safer for the next generation.

Warehousing and Distribution

Our office, manufacturing, and warehouse are located at Osborne Park, 10 minutes from Perth CBD. We have long term staff who have experience and knowledge to provide quick friendly service.

Our Melbourne office is located in Broadmeadows. This distribution centre is located near key transport routes to service the east-coast of Australia. Here we stock the full line of our Holman products.

We acquired warehouse and office space in Brisbane to supply Queensland more efficiently. This warehouse stocks the complete range from sprinklers to plumbing.

Our Sydney warehouse stocks a wide range of plumbing products.

Customer Service

At our Perth HQ, we can assist you with any product queries, be it over the phone, via email or across social media. If you’re located in the Perth metro area, you’re welcome to visit the Customer Service team at our office.

Our vision is to be Australia’s most respected garden, irrigation and plumbing supplier.

Innovative Products

For over 20 years we’ve been providing a full range of watering, lifestyle and lighting products. We’re heavily invested in research and development, and determined to offer the most innovative range.

We aim to make products with better watering efficiency and ease-of-use, striving for quality Australian design at an affordable price.

From humble beginnings to global powerhouse

Rich heritage brought us to where we are today, and we are extremely proud of it. And like many of the world’s leading inventions, our origins come from humble beginnings. For us, it was 1949 Brisbane, Australia, where we set up a small tool shop. Fast-forward to today and we’re one of the fastest growing publicly traded industrial companies listed on Australia’s Securities Exchange.

RWC is a powerful family of brands with a reputation to match. Passing down over 70 years of innovation, we strive to shape a better world by continuously creating breakthrough products to make customers’ lives easier and more efficient.

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