Australian Saltworks offers customers quality product and service that is delivered by a company that prides itself on its high level of customer focus and technical competence. The business has owners, management and staff that are the best in the salt industry and who know their markets, products and services. Customers can purchase with confidence knowing that supply of product is underpinned by manufacturing, quality and distribution systems that are second to none and built on an organisation that knows its customers and knows its stuff.

staff

Australian Saltworks prides itself on caring for and managing the continued development and growth of employees within the business. The company actively pursues opportunities to train and develop employees to fill expanded and more challenging roles within the business.

The company is focused on ensuring that all employees understand customers' needs in order to play their part in the delivery of quality product.

We continually build on our safety systems and human resources strategies to encourage a workplace that is safe and rewarding. We are focused on being a local employer of choice in the communities in which we operate.

We encourage innovation and this has allowed the business to quickly take a strong position in the skin sector and pool salt sector through offering products and services no other salt company can provide. The company continues to rely on employees developing and implementing initiatives that support the growth strategy of the business.

owners/directors

Australian Saltworks is privately owned with all four shareholders being Australian salt industry professionals. Two owners are Executive Directors and work in the business. The other two Directors have their own salt related interests and operate businesses with considerable synergy with Australian Saltworks. All Directors play an active role in guiding the growth objectives of the business.

The owners, directors and staff collectively have a wealth of experience in the Australian domestic and international salt markets. The business principles all have experience in managing salt businesses, managing business development in the industry sector and in technical management in the solar salt and vacuum salt sectors. The team is well respected through an extensive operational & business management track record and in the provision of consulting services globally.

This equips the business well to continue to manage its growth in a competitive marketplace.

meet the directors

Michael McNamara

(B.E. Chem Eng, MBA)

Executive Director Aus Salt Pty Ltd & Australian Saltworks Pty Ltd

Michael is a manufacturing business specialist with over 20 years' experience in the salt industry as well as related industries such as Chlor-Alkali and chemicals. Michael has worked in industry roles from Plant Manager, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager, Sales & Marketing Manager and Chief Operating Officer. In 2008 Michael founded Aus Salt Pty Ltd which is the holding company for the group's salt interests. The company has developed its global consulting and salt manufacturing businesses since that time. Aus Salt Pty Ltd has built a competitive Australian salt business on the back of the acquisition of the Mulgundawa Salt business in 2011 and the commencement of trading as Australian Saltworks in 2012. Michael works in the business developing the company's solar salt field operations and refining business as well guiding sales & marketing activities including its recent growth and expansion into all market segments.

Paul Pike

Managing Director of Mulgundawa Salt & Executive Director of Australian Saltworks Pty Ltd & Aus Salt Pty Ltd

Paul is an operations & business specialist with over 15 years' experience in managing all aspects of a solar salt manufacturing business. Paul and Mark Coleman were joint shareholders of the Mulgundawa Salt business which has been professionally supplying refined skin salt products to market since 1994 after a previous turbulent 120 year trading history at the Mulgundawa site. Under Paul's stewardship, Mulgundawa Salt had developed a solid business supplying the skin and hide sectors. It is this business that has provided the platform for significant investment and growth of salt production and sales. Paul & Mark sold the business to Aus Salt Pty Ltd in 2011 and joined Aus Salt Pty Ltd as shareholders and Directors. Paul is Managing Director of Australian Saltworks and manages operations from a South Australian base.

Bill Poynton

(B.E. Mech Eng)

Non Executive Director Australian Saltworks Pty Ltd & Aus Salt Pty Ltd

Bill is the leading salt industry professional in the country. His experience in the industry spans almost 30 years and Bill has worked in salt industry roles from Engineering Manager through to Chief Executive Officer. Bill has significant industry experience in establishing, growing and managing salt businesses. This included establishing the Diamond Salt business in 1988, which ultimately allowed Ridley corporation to acquire the biggest player in the market, Cheetham Salt in 1993. Bill has also managed a range of M&A activities and brings to the business excellent breadth of industry knowledge. Bill is experienced in every aspect of salt business operation from a high level of engineering and technical expertise through to commercial, structural, financing and governance aspects. Bill presently manages his own business importing and selling high quality vacuum salt products into the Australian market. Bill was previously Managing Director and CEO of Cheetham Salt Ltd. Bill has an intimate knowledge of all aspects of the Australian salt industry.

Mark Coleman

(Master of Environmental Studies, Grad Dip in Management, B Sc)

Non Executive Director Australian Saltworks Pty Ltd & Aus Salt Pty Ltd

Mark has been a salt field management specialist with over 30 years of practical salt field management expertise. Mark is Australia's leading specialist technical consultant to the salt industry through his own business, Actis Environmental Services. Mark's business is providing technical support to all major West Australian salt producers. Mark provides guidance to the business in all aspects of solar salt production. Mark was been a partner in the Mulgundawa business since 1994 and has provided support to that business in a non-executive capacity through its evolution to the leading skin salt supplier in Australia. Mark & Paul sold the business to Aus Salt Pty Ltd in 2011 and are now shareholders and Directors of Aus Salt Pty Ltd.

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Our Business

Our Business

Australian Saltworks is a reliable and innovative Australian business able to meet your quality salt needs.

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Our Products

Our Products

Our products and services are tailored to meet the needs of customers in all segments of the salt market.

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Operations & Developments

Operations & Developments

Australian Saltworks has significant established capacity and a number of
exciting developments underway.

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