Recognising four generations of engineering at Pacific Hoseflex


This month we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pacific Hoseflex. As a fourth generation Australian-owned and operated company, we’ve withstood the test of time and evolved within the dynamic landscape of engineering. With a rich history, each era has had a profound impact on our growth.

From our humble beginnings to our current position as an industry leader, our story not only shows the evolution of Pacific Hoseflex, but the ever-evolving field of engineering. We recognise the remarkable contributions of everyone involved and the milestones that have shaped us into the company we are today. 

We had a chat with Pacific Hoseflex Operations Director Andrew Gray to give us insight into the incredible journey of Pacific Hoseflex over the past few decades.

The beginnings

Andrew’s great, great grandfather Tomas Gilliam was born in 1903 and was one of the first people to teach welding in Wolverhampton, England. During his apprenticeship in the Liverpool Ship Docks with Harland & Wolff, he was sent to Belfast Ireland to work on the Titanic to install a portion of the three million rivets in the early 1900’s. 

Tomas Gillam operated his own company called Ajax Welding, which was established in 1934. With his three sons, they built warships for WWI, and they all had associations with Cochran & Co, Scotland, one of the biggest boilermaker shipbuilders in the world. 

Belfast Ireland 1900s
Belfast, Ireland, 1900s

The next generation

Andrew’s grandfather Peter Dawson migrated to Australia with his wife and daughter Tina, after a promotion from one of the largest oil companies, Atlantic Union Oil, now Mobil. He started Hose Flex (Australia) in Kirribilli, near North Sydney in the early 60’s. In the early 70’s he purchased an office and factory in Brookvale, Sydney with branches in Brisbane and Melbourne.  

Flexhose Nerang Gold Coast 1990
Flexhose Nerang, Gold Coast, 1990
Hose Flex (australia) In Kirribilli, Near North Sydney In The Early 60’s
Hose Flex (Australia) Kirribilli, Early 60’s


Today, operating as Pacific Hoseflex, Tony and Tina Gray have continued the family legacy and are now operating a global leading fluid transfer engineering and manufacturing organisation. The Gray family, with support from long-term dedicated employees, have built a digital quality-endorsed company that supplies to a diverse range of industries.  

We’re immensely proud of our growth and as we mark this significant milestone, we extend heartfelt gratitude to our wonderful team, loyal clients, and supportive partners who have been the pillars of our success.

Looking forward, our vision is to continue to embrace new challenges and opportunities. The future holds exciting possibilities for Pacific Hoseflex, and we are ready to pioneer the next era of engineering solutions. 

With a proud legacy behind us, we remain focused on our mission to deliver cutting-edge fluid transfer products and services, setting industry standards and exceeding expectations.

Join us in celebrating this remarkable achievement and let’s raise a glass to 30 years of accomplishments. Cheers!  

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