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Some of the largest industries are supplied by BJR Engineering Supplies.

We service every type of industry, food, timber, textiles, quarries, councils, roadworks, farming, fabricators, mining and more. Products we sell include bearings and oilseals, engineering plastics, pulleys and vee belts, conveyors, wheels and castors, chain and sprockets, pneumatics, lathe tooling, hose and fitting, vibratory equipment, trailer equipment, packings and catches.

The business services what it sells with expertise.


George Bugeja started BJR Chain and Engineering Supplies with a mobile phone, an old ute as his office and a fax machine and some stock at his Penguin home in 1989.

Within six months, the business had grown and it had to find bigger premises. Mr Bugeja did a survey on the best location for an office and found Ulverstone’s central location between the two main cities of Burnie and Devonport was the ideal location to service all. After discussions with Bellchambers Bros Engineering in Short St, it was decided to rent a tin shed there till a new office was constructed.

‘‘At the time we moved into the new warehouse I felt it was far too large and had thoughts of renting out the back half,’’ he said. ‘‘However, within 12 months that area was also full.’’

After 13 years it became necessary to again move to larger premises. BJR has recently purchased a much larger warehouse in Trevor Street. The showroom itself is 4 times the size of the previous one in Short Street.


TradeSmart Industrial Group is an independently owned Buying Group with over 40 years’ experience in the Industrial Engineering Supply market.

TradeSmart members make up a network of likeminded independent business across the breadth of our great country. Working together TradeSmart members have the buying power to stand up to major industrial supply businesses and multinationals alike.

The TradeSmart Industrial Group is committed to integrity, loyalty and open and honest relationships with our customers and suppliers.

For all of your Industrial and Engineering products at competitive prices and with great service, you can trust your local TradeSmart.


Feel free to contact us for more information... speak to one of our friendly staff today to discuss your chain and engineering requirements.