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Ernest John Hadaway “EJ” was a blacksmith, and like many others during World War II, enlisted as a private in the Australian Flying Corps. 

After his return to Australia with wife and child in 1919 he opened a small blacksmith shop in North Melbourne intending to manufacture the best products on the market.

His brothers Eddie and Burt soon joined him and their commitment to customer satisfaction and providing high quality metal products is something that the Hadaway family have continued to provide for over 100 years.

As the reputation of Hadaway products expanded, the business relocated to larger premises in Richmond in 1940, and in 2003 moved to a custom-designed facility in Dandenong South, Victoria, to meet the growing demand for our manufacturing capabilities.

With a skilled team proficient in traditional and innovative forging and fabrication methods, including closed-die forging, open-die forging, upset forging, CNC Machining and metal fabrication services, we have become an industry leader.

Our investment in state-of-the-art machinery and technology further strengthens our position.

We specialize in providing high-quality forged metal products tailored to the specific requirements of various industries, including, mining, rail, water, power generation, construction, agriculture and many others.

Our focus has always been on manufacturing products specific to our customer’s requirements and surpassing current industry standards and customer expectations.

At E.J. Hadaway, we take pride in our extensive product knowledge and customer service. We continuously improve our processes by incorporating new technologies to enhance our capabilities and services.

Our commitment is to provide the industry’s best lead times and set the standard for quality hot forged products and custom fasteners. We believe in cultivating long-term partnerships with our customers and actively collaborating with them to ensure competitiveness and complete customer satisfaction. Through advanced technologies and our in-house industrial designer, we offer access to cutting-edge developments in bolts and engineering.

Explore our product range or contact our experienced team to discuss your custom forging and fastener requirements on (03) 9706 6102.

Quality, Safety & Environment

EJH operate a quality Management system to Australian and International Standards of ISO 9001:2015.  We pride ourselves on producing products to the highest standards which is monitored regularly by our experienced and skilled team to achieve constant improvement in product quality and manufacturing efficiency.

5S Management Program

At E.J. Hadaway, we place great importance on the well-being of our workforce, prioritizing their safety and comfort. To achieve this, we continuously evaluate and seek out best practices to create a safer and more comfortable work environment. As part of our commitment, both management and staff adhere to the principles of the 5S management program. This program ensures that safety and production standards are consistently upheld across all areas of our workplace.


Business Founded- North Melbourne

After his return from WW1, Jack "EJ" returned to life as a Blacksmith and opened his own shop in North Melbourne. Soon joined by his brothers Eddie and Burt, the business prospered.


David St, Richmond

With a focus on quality the products manufactured by EJ Hadaway were in high demand, so with support from a Government subsidy available during WW2 the business relocated to larger premises at David St, Richmond.





Upset Forging

In the 1980's Upset forging equipment was introduced into the business, expanding EJ Hadaway's capabilities with manufacturing of items such as custom bolts.






With continued growth and development of the company's operations - EJ Hadaway moved to Melbourne's southeast to a larger customer designed factory in Dandenong South.


Working with a team of experienced and dedicated staff and modern technology EJ Hadaway continue to manufacture products of the highest quality.

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