About us

Who we are

Ferretti International is a well-resourced, diversified engineering and fabrication company with an enviable track record of completing major industrial projects in the Defence, Energy, Oil & Gas, Resources and Infrastructure sectors mainly in South Australia.​

​With an experienced and flexible workforce Ferretti can quickly respond to and support client’s needs safely, on-time and to the desired quality.​

We provide:

  • Steel Fabrication Services
  • Specialist Pipe Welding Services
  • Pipe Bending
  • Site Maintenance
  • Site Installation Services
  • Specialist labour hire and Project Management.​

Ferretti International is part of the AARTEE Group, an international​ business focussed on:

  • Steel Manufacturing
  • Steel Distribution, Processing and Warehousing
  • Metal / Steel Trading
  • Industrial Engineering and Construction

Our mission

Our Mission is to provide customers with the highest service, quality, on-time and on-budget delivery.

Our vision

Our Vision is to be the Leaders in providing LSTK and EPCM solutions for greenfield, brownfield and fast-track revamping projects within the Steel industry.

Our team

Our people are at the heart of the growth Ferretti International.

A dynamic planning, staff organisation structure and an expert coordination team on-site are the engine of Ferretti International’s activities:

  • Planning is entrusted to professionals with considerable experience in creating and accomplishing avant-garde construction and technologic solutions.
  • Our technical office is in charge of all planning, procurement and coordination activities and dedicated to the site’s operational management.
  • On-site management is the responsibility of qualified personnel capable of intervening flexibly in all sorts of operational contexts (geographical locations, types of sites, etc).

Our talented, hardworking and committed people are led by an experienced senior leadership team:

Steven Evans – Managing Director

Steven joined Ferretti International Ottoway (Australia) as Managing Director in April 2020.  

Steven has extensive experience in General and Operations Management roles in various engineering and manufacturing industries. His senior leadership experience spans 26 years gained in Australia and South Africa.   

He holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering, a Post Graduate Management Diploma and the GLF leadership qualification. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; he served on numerous industry association boards and currently holds a non-executive director position of a not for profit organization in the aged care industry.  

Steven is customer-focused, performance-driven and passionate about process optimisation as well people development. 

Bryan Tidswell – Business Operations Manager

Prior to Joining Ferretti International in July 2020, Bryan was providing Consulting services for three years to various clients in Project Management and Estimating. Prior to this Bryan was CEO of the Ottoway Group of Companies for 10 years.

Bryan has been involved within the Heavy Engineering Fabrication and Construction Industry for over 40 years and has a wealth of experience. With expertise in the areas of Piping, Structural Steel, Plate work, both shop fabrication and site install.

Bryan commenced his training as an apprentice and has worked his way up into various senior roles over the journey.

He holds a Trade Certification, WIA Welding Inspectors Ticket, Mechanical Engineering (TAFE), Training in various Management courses.

Scott Searle – Business Development Manager

Scott has been with Ferretti International since 2018 and is an experienced Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the mechanical or industrial engineering industry.      

He has been involved in Business Development and Estimation for over 15 years.    He has also been involved in the steel industry for 35 years in all fields including piping, mechanical, structural and plate works.   

Scott provides expert relationship management and strategic guidance to clients. He builds trust through a demonstrated ability to optimise performance and achieve desired results, and has a passion for professional and personal development to continue to bring the highest value to clients. 

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Philip Eakins – Finance Manager

Philip joined Ferretti International in July 2021 after 23 years working in Financial and Business Control and IT Finance Process related roles for a global mining and construction supply and services company. 

Philip commenced his career as an Auditor for a 2nd tier Chartered Accounting firm based in Adelaide before moving to a small private practice and then to the public sector as Financial Controller of a private mining and construction supply company.

Philip has been involved in M&A processes, change management, systems implementation and development and has had extensive experience in financial and management reporting.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy degree, a Diploma of Leadership and Management and is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

 

 

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Puga Gopal – HR Manager

 Puga joined Ferretti International as Human Resources Manager in February 2022.  Puga has over 20 years of experience as an HR generalist and has worked in various sectors across Malaysia and Australia.

She holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Human Resources Management, a Bachelor of Management degree, an Advanced Diploma in Management, and an Associate Diploma in Business Accounting.

Puga is people-focused, performance-oriented, passionate about creating a harmonious workplace and well-versed in IR and HR legislation, policies, procedures, and practices. Puga is experienced in recruitment and is a qualified Return-To-Work Coordinator.”

 

 

Our workshop facilities

 Ferretti International’s head office workshop is located at Wingfield near Port Adelaide in South Australia with a full fabrication workshop located in Whyalla. The facility specialises in piping fabrication for the Oil and Gas and Water industries plus the fabrication of pressure vessels, stacks and miscellaneous structural steel. Personnel are experienced in the fabrication of both ferrous and non ferrous fabrication materials including Stainless Steel, Duplex and Super Duplex for the process and water industries.

The facility has an extensive range of plant and equipment including pipe bending, T-dril and rolling machinery plus submerged arc welding process for heavy walled vessels. The two workshops enable concurrent fabrication of different materials such as carbon and stainless steel without risk of contamination.

Ferretti International has an experienced workforce of both locally trained employees and experienced tradesmen from overseas. Ferretti International maintains a strong emphasis on skills development with part of our fabrication facility used for in house welder training and our trades apprenticeship training.

Site facilities

To add value to our workshop capabilities and project management staff, we have an extensive range of equipment and facilities available to service the site component of projects, ranging from the transportation for goods and personnel, mobile plant equipment and tools, site offices/workshops and remote accomodation, equipment and storage containers to earthmoving equipment, etc. For project needs and to supplement our own fleet we often use hired equipment to fulfill the project requirements.

Ferretti International’s head office workshop is located at Wingfield near Port Adelaide in South Australia with a full fabrication workshop located in Whyalla. The facility specialises in piping fabrication for the Oil and Gas and Water industries plus the fabrication of pressure vessels, stacks and miscellaneous structural steel. Personnel are experienced in the fabrication of both ferrous and non ferrous fabrication materials including Stainless Steel, Duplex and Super Duplex for the process and water industries.

The facility has an extensive range of plant and equipment including pipe bending, T-dril and rolling machinery plus submerged arc welding process for heavy walled vessels. The two workshops enable concurrent fabrication of different materials such as carbon and stainless steel without risk of contamination.

Ferretti International has an experienced workforce of both locally trained employees and experienced tradesmen from overseas. Ferretti International maintains a strong emphasis on skills development with part of our fabrication facility used for in house welder training and our trades apprenticeship training.

 

Site facilities/equipment includes :

  • 4WD vehicles
  • Utility vehicles
  • 4WD welding rig trucks
  • Flat bed hi-ab trucks and tippers
  • Crane trucks
  • Freightmaster prime mover and assorted trailers and loaders
  • Mobile cranes
  • Diesel welding plants
  • Site offices
  • Mobile storage containers, workshops and gang boxes
  • Containers stocked with tools, lifting equipment, etc.
  • Compressor and testing equipment
  • Lifting and testing equipment
  • Bobcat – skid steer
Ferretti International Adelaide

Adelaide site

Ferretti International Whyalla

Whyalla site