R & I Instrument and Gear Company continue their quest to expand their Customer base and have proven their ability to adapt in the manufacturing industry by achieving Quality System requirements meeting the Aerospace standard AS9100.

It is a very dynamic workplace continually adapting to the demands of modern manufacturing. Like many Australian Manufacturer's it is not easy but it is staisfying knowing that a large proportion of what we produce is ultimately exported. It is great for our employees to know that we are helping our Customers deliver world class value added products in very demanding markets and at the same time maintaing manufacturing capabilities here in Australia

This short video allows us to paint a very simplified picture of what we do.

Ted celebrates 60 years of service

Celebrations were in order this week at the Hardman Bros and R&I headquarters as a unique milestone was reached by one of our employees. Our longest serving employee, Ted, has been working for Hardman Bros for a remarkable 60 years this month.


R & I Gear are very pleased with their newest addition to the factory floor, a Star SR-20R III.

The Star SR-20R III sliding head lathe has the capability to enhance production and accuracy for medium complex components. The SR-20R III has a vast array of tooling options available including angular drilling, gear hobbing, deep hole drilling and thread whirling.

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