Company Profile

PURCELLS Engineering are celebrating 20 years of successful operation in Gladstone in 2016 and will be expanding again later this year.

Starting in 1996, Terry and Kym Purcell, locally owned and operated their business from scratch with a ute, a trailer and a shed.

Over the next 20 years their business has developed into one of the largest and most well equipped machine shops and lineboring businesses in the Central Queensland region supporting the local community, local industry and the Queensland mining industry.


Purcell’s Engineering Gladstone completed a huge expansion in 2010 and then again in 2012, which included the purchase of new equipment and employment of new specialised staff and apprentices. “We have a fully equipped modern machine shop with latest state of the art large capacity CNC Lathes, Mills and Borers”.

The local business employs 46 staff including three apprentices, CNC Programmers, Fitter/Machinists and Boilermakers. Our onsite capabilities are second to none with 10 lineboring units ready to help your needs. we can machine holes on site from 40mm up to an impressive 3500mm.

Purcell’s can also on site mill motor bases and mounting pads, on site lathe for shaft repairs , flange face repairs, recut key ways and set up machines with our state of the art 3 axis laser or coupling aligner.

“At Purcell’s, we work with our customers to develop the most effective repair and manufacturing strategies that will result in minimizing down time, without compromising quality. “Let us show you what our experienced and hard working team can do for you; we guarantee that you will be consistently satisfied with the outcome.”

Purcell’s Engineering provide 24 hour service with an excellent safety record and quality second to none and their ability to respond quickly to customer’s needs has contributed to our growth.

The company has recently expanded into mechanical refurbishment for major projects from the mining and local industries.