Committed to customers, employees & technology.

Building long term customer and supplier relationships.


R&I Gear manufacture a full range of fine pitch precision gears
& associated instrument components, including timing belt pulleys and other miniature power transmission components and also precision machining of related components including delivery of Sub-Assemblies.

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We are preferred suppliers of the Model Solar Vehicle Challenge.
To view our full range of products, please go to our products page or call our sales team on 03 9552 6565.

Stock Products

R&I have a range of stock products to assist with initial design, prototypes and research & development.
Spur gears and racks, timing belt pulleys, and small bevel & mitre Gears and worm & wheel sets

Awesome Support

Have a look through our project gallery and please call if you
have any questions, our team are ready to help with your Gear Cutting & General Engineering needs.

Who We Are

R & I Instrument & Gear Co (Aust) Pty Ltd continues to expand and cement its place in niche markets where is it highly regarded as a quality supplier to many of Australia’s leading Original Equipment Manufacture’s of both Medical & Scientific Instruments, the Defence and Aerospace industry, general Industrial users including Mining and Utilities and also as support for R&D projects by many involved in Industry, our Universities and individuals alike.

Our Origins

Our origins date back to 1948 and in 1999 the Company came under the control of the Hardman family as a sister Company to Hardman Bros Pty Ltd (a Private family business) which is involved in more Industrial type Power transmission application with larger (bigger) capacity in Gear cutting and Precision machining. The direct investment in both property and plant and the commitment to our personnel is considerable and we plan to continue our involvement in niche areas of Australian manufacturing for the foreseeable future.

Our Commitment

Our commitment to precision machining / precision engineering and meeting Customer’s requirements is supported by our continuing Quality Accreditation. We are a registered Quality Endorsed Company meeting both requirements for ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D –CERT-0124456. Audited by SAI Global (most recent accreditation September 2018) and we also work hard meeting various other Customer demands to satisfy their requirements such as : FDA; RoHS etc. Please see our quality policy here, for more information.