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A. Noble & Son Ltd

A. Noble & Son Limited was founded in Adelaide in 1911, importing supplies for the foundry industry. After a trip to Broken Hill by the founder, George Adie Noble, an interest in supplying mining equipment was soon developed. Wire rope was imported from the United Kingdom, which was a basis for Noble’s growth.

The company opened in Victoria in 1935, selling foundry equipment. In 1957 Nobles in Adelaide became the first Australian Wire Rope distributor to manufacture Talurit mechanically spliced slings. In 1961 this business was developed in Melbourne, while tensile testing of wire rope, slings and other lifting gear became established.

In 1968 with the developing offshore industry in Bass Strait, Nobles commissioned the then largest swaging machine and tensile tester in Australia. The offshore construction engineers wanted products thoroughly tested, and if necessary destruction-tested. To provide for this need Nobles built a 3500kN test machine for its Victorian operation.

In 1969 Nobles purchased an engineering business and concentrated on items for the offshore and the mining industries. Through the 1970s and 1980s the company established operations in Perth and Karratha in Western Australia. Nobles took over the lifting gear operations of Spear & Jackson in Brisbane and Sydney in May 1983. In 1987 a branch was established in Rockhampton, followed by a move to Darwin in 1992. In recent times branches have also been established in Roxby Downs (1997), Port Lincoln (1999), Newcastle (2002) and Port Hedland (2004). Nobles now have fourteen branches throughout Australia.

The mining industry has played a large part in Noble’s progress. The company has supplied wire ropes, Reliance Hexham suspension gear and other shaft equipment to all major areas of underground mining.

In general industry, Nobles sheave blocks have become widely used. Blocks up to 300 tonne capacity have been manufactured and proof load tested. The company has also supplied hooks to 250 tonne capacity.

With the increased requirement for larger lifting gear, Nobles, in 1978-80, built a 2500 tonne swaging press to manufacture heavy lift slings. A 1,000 tonne capacity test machine was also built and commissioned for the testing of heavy lift slings and associated equipment.

Nobles have developed electronic load measuring products for cranes, conveyer belt tensioning and production monitoring in the mining industry and stock and support a range of standard load cells.

An increased range of services have been pivotal in Nobles growth with lifting equipment inspection and testing services expanded to include mobile test machines under our NATA accredited laboratories. The company has also invested heavily in new equipment providing the latest technology for conducting Non-Destructive Tests on wire ropes.

Nobles also has associations with overseas manufacturers, who produce the latest technology in fibre ropes from UHMWPE to high tenacity Polypropylene and Polyethylene ropes in a variety of constructions to suit the commercial fishing, marine and towage industries.

Nobles offer a broad range of services to enhance our products and in most cases provide a one stop shop for all lifting and rigging accessories. Nine of Nobles fourteen branches are NATA certified testing laboratories and the company has testing facilities to 1,000 tonnes capacity.

A range of on-site lifting equipment services ranging from inspection to testing and repair compliments our in-house testing facilities.

129 Norrie Avenue,
Whyalla Norrie, S.A. 5608
Telephone: (08) 8645 0322
Fax: (08) 8645 0624

Roxby Downs
Cnr Callana & Gosse Sts,
Roxby Downs, S.A. 5725
Telephone: (08) 8671 2080
Fax: (08) 8671 2081

Port Lincoln
Lot 3, Bel Air Drive
Port Lincoln, S.A. 5606
Telephone: (08) 8683 3955
Fax: (08) 8683 3977
Mobile: 0417 843 034


135 South Gippsland Highway,
Dandenong, Vic. 3175
Telephone: (03) 9706 9333
Fax: (03) 9706 9116


16 Fariola Street,
Silverwater NSW 2128
Telephone: (02) 9748 1166
Fax: (02) 9647 2958

72A Munibung Road,
Cardiff, N.S.W. 2285
Telephone: (02) 4953 7966
Fax: (02) 4953 7769


16 Precision Street,
Salisbury, Qld. 4107
Telephone: (07) 3277 9222
Fax: (07) 3875 1594

228 Alexandra Street, (Extn.),
Rockhampton Nth., Qld. 4701
Telephone: (07) 4922 6636
Fax: (07) 4922 6219

12 Ginger Street,
Mackay, QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4952 1544
Fax: (07) 4952 5092


50 Kewdale Road,
Welshpool, W.A. 6106.
Telephone: (08) 9358 5266
Fax: (08) 9451 3866

Coolawanyah Road,
Karratha, W.A. 6714
Telephone: (08) 9185 2244
Fax: (08) 9185 1033

Port Hedland
Units 3 & 4, 9 Byass Street
South Hedland, W.A. 6722.
Telephone: (08) 9140 1333
Fax: (08) 9140 2833


49 Bennison Road,
Winnellie NT 0821
Telephone: (08) 8947 4884
Fax: (08) 8947 4770

A. Noble & Son Ltd
80 - 92 Grand Junction Road,
Kilburn, South Australia 5084
(08) 8260 6688

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