About (2019)

Hello, we are Polyweld Machinery.

We sell, service and hire premium quality plastic welding equipment, tooling, accessories and consumables in Western Australia. Established in 2003, we have grown to become one of the most comprehensive and diverse suppliers to the plastic welding industry in Australia.

Where it all began.

Managing director Wayne Freeman commenced his first business in 1983, Polyweld’s sister company Freeman Industries (formerly Bobway Electrics). Specialising in electrical repairs to power tools, pumps, generators and electric motors, Bobway Electrics built a reputation upon quality service and integrity.

Wayne Freeman

Over the following years, Wayne developed considerable experience in the servicing of Leister hot air welding equipment, and saw an opportunity for the establishment of a dedicated plastic welding equipment supplier in Western Australia, one which could provide a level of technical expertise and after-sales care to match the quality of the machinery. In 2003, Polyweld Machinery was launched.

Initially based around the Leister TRIAC hot air welder, the product range housed at Polyweld soon grew to take in a broader range of extrusion and automatic welders, servicing a range of industries and applications. The logical progression from sheet and membrane welding equipment was pipe welding machinery, which is when the Italian-made Ritmo range of butt fusion, electrofusion and socket fusion welders was introduced into Polyweld’s range.

A family business.

In 2008, Wayne’s son Ben joined the family business. Operating in a sales and marketing capacity (and also known to weld the odd stub flange or sweep bend in the workshop), Ben assisted Wayne in extending the product range and building Polyweld’s profile as the premier supplier of plastic welding machinery, tooling and consumables in Western Australia and beyond.

Ben Freeman

Ben relocated to Melbourne in 2014 but continues to be involved in the marketing and strategy for Polyweld and the other companies operated by the Freeman family. A life-long learning addict (Bachelor of Science, Psychology [2008], Master of Business Administration [2013], Master of International Relations [2017]), Ben is currently undertaking a PhD in international relations, examining Australian foreign policy in the context of United States-China rivalry.

The complete package.

Our welding equipment covers hot air, extrusion, hot wedge, butt-fusion, electrofusion, socket fusion and other specialised applications. The machinery range is complemented by a huge array of welding nozzles, shoes, hand tools, pipe scrapers, clamps, cutters and generators to supply the power requirements for our welders. A range of testing equipment (air pressure, vacuum, infrared thermometry, tensile testing) is available for weld quality assurance, and the consumables inventory covers plastic welding rod, plastic sheet, pipe fittings, and specialised inserts for plastic applications. All of our equipment is supported by an in-house service workshop, staffed by qualified electrical specialists with extensive knowledge of the repair and maintenance of plastic welding machinery. In a vast region like Western Australia, where welding work is often undertaken in remote locations, technical back-up and premium service is essential.

For 15 years, Polyweld Machinery has been owned and operated by the Freeman family, and driven by the same mission: to operate with honesty and integrity, and provide the highest quality possible across our products and services. We are for the Plastic Welding Professional.

For 40 years, Italian-based Ritmo SPA has been a world leader in the design and innovation of machinery and tooling for welding thermoplastic pipe. 

Leister. We know how. For over 60 years, Leister has pioneered plastic welding technology for a diverse range of industries and applications. Manufacturing the world’s best hot air tool, extrusion welders and automatic welders for thermoplastic fabrication or repair, Leister represent quality, innovation and typical Swiss-made precision.