Andrew Greer, the Managing Director of SSWM, began working in the wire industry over 45 years ago with Greer & Ashburner and Greer Wire. Throughout his 45 years of involvement in the wire industry, Andrew Greer has seen the market change first hand and has responded to best service this market.
The future of Stainless Steel Wire & Mesh has never look brighter! We never cease to be amazed at the growing range of stainless steel wire and mesh applications and it’s uses. We are a family business and the future generation is often spotted during school holidays!
Throughout his 45 years of involvement in the wire industry, Andrew Greer has seen the market change first hand and has responded to best service this market. With manufacturing becoming less viable in Australia and the need for stainless steel increasing Andrew established Stainless Steel Wire Mesh focusing on the supply of stainless steel wire & mesh.
Andrew’s daughters Tory – Marketing Manager – and Amanda – Business Development Manager – have joined Andrew and are continuing to push SSWM to be the dynamic business that it is today. The knowledge rich industry team is also made up of Tim Fitzgerald- General Manager, Sam Bodagh- Sales & Logistics Manger & Steve Gray- Internal Sales & Customer Support.
James A Greer III negotiated with Francis Ashburner in 1979 for the purchase of the company. The company began trading as Greer Wire. Shortly after that Greer Wire relocated from Richmond to Coolaroo, where they continued to manufacture wire products
The premises of Greer & Ashburner”
Clements Langford Collection, UMAIC2433,
University of Melbourne Archives
James A Greer – nephew of Joseph Smith – inherited the business and established a partnership with James Ashburner and the business began trading as Greer & Ashburner
Joseph Smith – the son of the founder – arrived in Victoria in 1849 just prior to the gold rush. He supplied the diggers with wire mesh sieves and the business flourished.
Andrew continues to expand on knowledge that was built up over the years by his forefathers – knowledge that can be traced back to Edinburgh origins in 1793 and to 1849 with the companies establishment in Melbourne, Australia.
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