About Us

Our Story

 

Established in 1993 by mates Anthony Scotts and Ric Lewarne, AWM began in a modest backyard garage in Sydney, Australia. We now compete with the biggest local and international names in the industry, offering design, manufacture and supply of commercial furniture and joinery to projects of scale. We work closely with industry leading builders, architects, and designers to bring workplace concepts to life, and at AWM we pride ourselves on our flexibility, superior quality, and the ability to offer the best lead times in the industry.

“From humble beginnings we’ve worked our butts off, and we’ve never strayed from our vision to be a proud Australian manufacturer.”

Ant, Director, AWM

You Can Rely on Australian Made

 

Since starting out in 1993 in a backyard garage, AWM have always operated their manufacturing from Sydney. This close proximity and our manufacturing capabilities have allowed us to service the broader Australian market with a speed and flexibility few others can match. At AWM we never sit still. We are constantly testing, designing, and refining our products to suit the needs of the contemporary Australian workplace.

At AWM we are proud Australian manufacturers. We love nothing more than a challenge, and we are renowned for working closely with our clients to deliver customised solutions, on time, on budget and to exacting Australian standards. With our skilled and experienced design and production teams, alongside our unique and extensive manufacturing capacity and skilled craftsmen, we welcome any challenge.

Watch This Space

 

After years of planning and approaching two years of construction, AWM’s brand new manufacturing complex is nearing completion. This 9000m2 facility located in Fairfield in Greater Western Sydney will further increase our manufacturing capacity while decreasing our footprint. An extensive solar panel array and high-capacity batteries will enable us to operate almost completely off-grid, and a 280,000L basement water tank will capture rainwater for reuse for all but our drinking water.

We have been very conscious of the environmental impacts a project of this size can have. This was a major reason behind choosing locally produced steel frames, and why we opted to cast all 490 wall panels onsite from local concrete. The process of moving in will begin in December 2021, with the facility due to be fully operational by early 2022.

“We will be able to run the factory mostly off-grid, with the solar power generated also being used to offset our showroom locations.”

Ric, Director, AWM

AWM is a 70 strong team, made up by a dedicated, diverse and passionate group of like-minded and experienced individuals, offering their expertise across all aspects of a project from tender to install.

Directors

Director & Founder

Ant Scotts

Anthony Scotts co-founded AWM in 1993.

Director & Founder

Ric Lewarne

Ric Lewarne co-founded AWM in 1993.

Sales Director

Kylie Eadie

Joining AWM in 2013, Kylie has enabled the company to grow immensely since then. Bringing with her over 26 years in the construction industry, Kylie has a deep understanding of the effort and focus required to deliver projects.

Senior Management

Operations Manager

Simon Skinner

 

Simon has been with AWM for 20 years, starting out as a Wood Machinist working in our factory. Simon enables our teams to accomplish manufacturing targets through collaboration and effective distribution of information.

Senior Project Manager

Tristan Tudge

 

Tristan started working at AWM back in 1998 as a cabinet maker and has continued to grow within the company ever since. Tristan is responsible for managing the project team and ensuring projects and programs are executed to the highest standards.

Logistics Manager

Vicki Bright

 

Boasting over 30 years in the industry, Vicki is responsible for coordinating and liaising with everyone from the Principle Client to Project Managers, all the way through to anyone involved throughout the project.

Production Manager

Paul Parsons

 

Paul has over 10 years experience with AWM, working across multiple departments throughout the business, giving him a keen insight into how the organization works at all levels.

Site Supervisor/Manager

Brad Johnson

 

Brad has been an integral part of AWM for well over 10 years and is an inspiring leader whose work ethic and attention to detail rubs off on those around him. Brad has recently been heavily involved in the ongoing Parramatta Square development.

Factory Manager

Jason Wilson

 

Jason is responsible for the management of our first-rate manufacturing facilities in Sydney, overseeing the fabrication of our metal and timber components and joinery and ensuring the highest standards in quality.

AWM Amaroo & the KARI Foundation

 

AWM Amaroo was co-founded in 2020 by Ant Scotts & Ric Lewarne and Dan Mason. As a Supply Nation Registered company, AWM Amaroo brings together innovative Australian manufacturing and time-honoured Aboriginal culture. AWM and AWM Amaroo have a long relationship with the KARI Foundation, and through their Lead with Culture Program AWM have employed four Aboriginal youth in apprenticeship roles.

Click here to read more about our partnership with AWM Amaroo.

Substation No. 164

 

AWM Amaroo were proud to be engaged by Built to supply workstations and furniture for their exciting new development at Sub Station No. 164. Designed by fjmt the development utilised two side by side heritage buildings within the Sydney CBD, restoring and tying the two together, with a breathtaking floating sculptural glass office structure perched delicately above.

ISO14001:2015
Certification for a
full Environmental
Management System

ISO9001:2015
Certification for a
full Quality
Management System

ISO45001:2018
Certification for a
full Management System

Accreditations

 

AWM is committed to adopting processes and and practices aimed at reducing our environmental footprint whilst maintaining a superior level of quality. As a result of our diligence and leadership in this area, AWM is certified for a number of quality and environmental accreditations that acknowledge our commitment to producing superior quality products with as little environmental impact as possible.

Click Here to view our certifications and credentials.

Quality Product

 

We are an environmentally conscious company, we can’t afford not to be. Many of our products are certified and we continue to refine and improve our product offering to meet further Australian and International standards. It’s at the heart of our work.

Studio at 118 Commonwealth

 

Situated in the heart of Surry Hills in close quarters to the Sydney CBD, AWM have reimagined a 1930’s warehouse space for their new flagship showroom.

The new space at 118 Commonwealth Street will showcase AWM’s range of locally designed and manufactured commercial furniture and our full joinery capabilities.

The centrepiece of this new space is a dedicated Design Workshop, offering a unique, productive, and far more hands-on consultative experience for our clients and our sales and design staff.

Melbourne Showroom

 

Our Victoria showroom located in West Melbourne is available for viewings by appointment. Our Melbourne showroom hosts a range of AWM products, offering a convenient venue for our Victorian clients and partners to see for themselves our Australian design and manufactured commercial furniture and joinery.

Please visit our Contact Page to view our showroom locations and to get in touch with our Sales team.