Davies Overview

Davies is a leader in the optimisation of productivity and safety for the installation and change-out of wear plate systems across the mining industry.

Since 2005 Davies has focused on transforming the wear plate maintenance industry through innovation, technical expertise and a hands-on collaborative approach with our customers.

Through our proven proprietary attachment and safety products Davies has focused on reducing costs and maintenance downtime for both metallic and ceramic wear liners. As a result Davies Wear Plate Systems can provide the following benefits:

  • Providing a superior standard of safety
  • Reducing wear plate change-out downtime by more than 80%
  • Reducing wear plate change-out labour costs by more than 50%
  • Eliminating all hot works and external access requirements
  • Enabling real time wear monitoring

Davies Wear Plate Systems, the wear plate innovation that’s proven faster.

Our Mission

To be regarded as the foremost provider of innovative wear solutions which deliver unparalleled benefits to our customers in terms of safety and return on investment.

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Rod Houston

Chief Executive Officer

Rod has over 27 years’ experience as an engineer and  business leader in the development and commercialisation of innovative products and processes across the automotive and resources industries. Rod began his career with Orbital Corporation working across senior engineering and executive roles over 20 years including CEO and Managing Director (2005-2008). Since 2008 Rod has worked in a number of senior consulting and executive management roles across the mining and resources industry, including Executive GM and Partner at TSG Consulting.

Campbell Anderson

Chief Operations Officer

Campbell joined the Davies team in 2012 as Projects Manager and has recently been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. Campbell has a strong background in the metals, mining and engineering industries with experience in project management, managing complex manufacturing operations and implementation of quality systems. With these skills, Campbell helps ensure that the company continues to deliver the service customers require as it grows.

Brian Davies

Technical Director & Founder

Brian is the founding member of the company with over 45 years of experience in the engineering and mining industry. Brian’s engineering expertise and passion for designing innovative solutions has been the foundation of the company’s success. This technical capability and vision drives the active research & development activities of the business, with the purpose of continuing to be market leaders in designing and providing effective wear solutions.

Brett Delaney

Business Development Manager

Brett joined the team in 2012 and has been charged with the task of expanding the company’s products and services into a wider market. Brett has had a wide ranging career in the metals, mining and engineering industries including OH&S roles, mining projects experience and customer account management. He is therefore well positioned to understand and address the needs of our customers and ensure that the company’s customer base and product sales continue to grow.

Ben Fillery

Business Development Manager

Ben joined DWPS system in 2013 after gaining more than 20 years experience in the manufacture and supply or products into the mining industries and he can now apply this experience in helping spread the Davies story. Like Brett, Ben been charged with the task of expanding the company’s products and services into a wider market. Ben has had a wide ranging career in the mining and engineering industries including working as Sales and Marketing Manager for mining consumable products.

Neal Davies

Regional Sales Manager

Neal has been involved in the company since his early years which is where he began his trade as a boilermaker. Moving to Queensland saw him grow his experience within the mining industry before returning to Davies WPS in 2006 in the role of Production Manager. Neal has now transitioned to the role of Regional Sales Manager which includes liaising and co-ordinating with our southern region customers. His focus is on offering the service and advice clients require, with the ultimate goal of providing effective wear solutions to meet their ongoing maintenance needs.

Rod Houston

Chief Executive Officer

Rod has over 27 years’ experience as an engineer and  business leader in the development and commercialisation of innovative products and processes across the automotive and resources industries. Rod began his career with Orbital Corporation working across senior engineering and executive roles over 20 years including CEO and Managing Director (2005-2008). Since 2008 Rod has worked in a number of senior consulting and executive management roles across the mining and resources industry, including Executive GM and Partner at TSG Consulting.

Campbell Anderson

Chief Operations Officer

Campbell joined the Davies team in 2012 as Projects Manager and has recently been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. Campbell has a strong background in the metals, mining and engineering industries with experience in project management, managing complex manufacturing operations and implementation of quality systems. With these skills, Campbell helps ensure that the company continues to deliver the service customers require as it grows.

Brian Davies

Technical Director & Founder

Brian is the founding member of the company with over 45 years of experience in the engineering and mining industry. Brian’s engineering expertise and passion for designing innovative solutions has been the foundation of the company’s success. This technical capability and vision drives the active research & development activities of the business, with the purpose of continuing to be market leaders in designing and providing effective wear solutions.

Brett Delaney

Business Development Manager

Brett joined the team in 2012 and has been charged with the task of expanding the company’s products and services into a wider market. Brett has had a wide ranging career in the metals, mining and engineering industries including OH&S roles, mining projects experience and customer account management. He is therefore well positioned to understand and address the needs of our customers and ensure that the company’s customer base and product sales continue to grow.

Ben Fillery

Business Development Manager

Ben joined DWPS system in 2013 after gaining more than 20 years experience in the manufacture and supply or products into the mining industries and he can now apply this experience in helping spread the Davies story. Like Brett, Ben been charged with the task of expanding the company’s products and services into a wider market. Ben has had a wide ranging career in the mining and engineering industries including working as Sales and Marketing Manager for mining consumable products.

Neal Davies

Regional Sales Manager

Neal has been involved in the company since his early years which is where he began his trade as a boilermaker. Moving to Queensland saw him grow his experience within the mining industry before returning to Davies WPS in 2006 in the role of Production Manager. Neal has now transitioned to the role of Regional Sales Manager which includes liaising and co-ordinating with our southern region customers. His focus is on offering the service and advice clients require, with the ultimate goal of providing effective wear solutions to meet their ongoing maintenance needs.

Corporate Governance

The company shareholders recognise the need to implement and uphold effective corporate governance principles and practices to ensure the management team can continue to:

  • fulfil its obligations and responsibilities to its various stakeholders, and
  • support the sustainable growth of the company.

The Davies Wear Plate Systems Board of Directors is committed to continually improving the function of corporate governance throughout the company to create value for the company, enhance public trust and encourage ongoing high standards of conduct.

Board of Directors

  • Craig Suttar
    Non-Executive Director
  • Chris Catlow
    Non-Executive Director
  • Michelle Davies
    Non-Executive Director
  • Brian Davies
    Executive Director
  • Neal Davies
    Executive Director
  • Janet Allen
    Company Secretary

Alliances

alliances

Bisalloy Steels is a strategic alliance partner with Davies for the supply of Q&T wear plates.