75 Years of passion, process and practice.
From two founders through to the current management and trades personnel our team is now 80+ strong.
SERVICE & OPERATIONS
General Manager, Service
General Manager, Operations
The Baker & Provan story began in 1946 when Arthur Baker and Don Provan, two mates, returning from World War 2 purchased an optical profile grinder and set up a partnership in St Marys on a block that forms part of today’s Baker & Provan site.
In 1976 Don Provan left the business to pursue a farming career and his interests were acquired by members of the Baker family.
Baker & Provan commenced transforming from their toolmaking roots from about 1975 when the company began concentrating on larger capacity Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and conventional machining, fabrication, project work and machine building.
Business commenced in a small workshop in St Marys, in western Sydney, where it operates from today.
In 1989 the company entered the defence market with the manufacture of slewing arm davits for the Australian Navy FFG's.
Following the slewing arm davits through to the early 2000’s Baker & Provan designed and manufactured cranes, davits and winches for a number of ship classes becoming the principle supplier of this equipment to the Royal Australian Navy with, at the peak, 45 systems in service that were originally manufactured by Baker & Provan and then being maintained by Baker & Provan.
Baker & Provan began when Arthur Baker and Don Provan purchased an optical profile grinder and setup a workshop in St Marys.
Don left the business to pursue a farming career and his interests were acquired by members of the Baker family.
The company achieved AS3902 Quality System Accreditation. Now known as ISO9001 Quality Management System.
Baker & Provan fabricated, machined and finished LN and LQ locomotive bogies over the next few years.
Baker & Provan purchased its first Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine as part of its next manufacturing phase.
Baker & Provan entered the Defence market with the manufacture of boat slewing arm davits for Royal Australian Navy FFG's.
Baker & Provan commenced integrated support of naval vessels ANZAC, Mine Hunters and FFG's
Baker & Provan commenced integrated support to new naval vessels - LHD's and AWD's (now DDG's).