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R E Walters (1899) Pty Ltd


Welcome to R.E.Walters

We are proud to be one of Australia’s longest standing, leading manufacturers of quality wire and metal fabricated products.

Specialists in wire fabrication for over 100 years, R E Walters have set themselves apart from the rest. Utilising the latest in modern technology, our expertise spans across most areas of metal fabrication, supplying quality products at competitive prices to many diverse industries.

Our attention to detail coupled with experienced personnel will ensure that your next project is undertaken with a high degree of confidence matched by no other.


Over 100 years of service

Specialists in Stainless Steel

CNC Welded Mesh

CNC Wire Forming


Humble beginnings back in 1899, Richard E Walters became a stall holder at the original Eastern Market, corner of Bourke and Exhibition streets Melbourne. Specialising in bird cages and lamp shades, R.E.Walters the company was born. 

As the business grew it relocated from the Market to Little Collins Street, and finally to Richmond, a real industrial suburb of Melbourne in the early 1900’s.

 Over the years R E Walters the company changed ownership, to the Young family and in the early 1960’s to the Porter family. Throughout this next period refrigeration, shelving and baskets were to become some of the main products being made, and the company introduced its first plastic coating line. 

In 1985 the company had another change of ownership to the O’Malley family. Still in the family today, R E Walters has seen many changes over the last 25 years. A partial acquisition of Andrews Wire in 1990 saw R E Walters relocate to larger premises in Footscray and again in 1994 to our current site of over 6000 square meters in Sunshine.

Our first CNC wire forming machine was purchased in 1996. This was the beginning of many to follow, as well as CNC mesh machines and robotics. With the acquisition of Shinex Wire in 2001 and a partial acquisition of Astor Wire in 2007, R E Walters from its humble beginnings has grown to become a leading Australian manufacturer in today’s modern and competitive world.

Much has changed over 110 years, but the pride in our name
‘R.E Walters’ is the one thing that will never change. 



R E Walters manufacture a wide range of products and supply a diverse range of industries. Our expertise is fabrication and with a collection of the most sophisticated machinery from all over the world, combined with the knowledge of our experienced staff, we can turn wire and steel into any possible product you could require.                                                                     


R E Walters have proven over the years to have the knowledge and expertise to produce quality wire and metal products to the highest standards that are required in the Food Preparation Industry today.

Industries Supplied         


  • Bakery
  • Dairy
  • Fruit
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Smallgoods                                         


  • Cooling / Smoking Trays
  • Bacon Moulds / Hangers
  • Prosciutto Presses
  • Abalone
  • Crates / Tuna Baskets
  • Cheese Hurdles
  • Drying Racks
  • Trolleys

R E Walters have built a reputation as a quality supplier of wire and metal products to the Medical and Research Industries. Our experienced staff can offer professional advice, service and support to your organisation and we’re committed to long-term relationships with all our clients.

Industries Supplied

  • Animal Housing
  • Laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • Petrochemical
  • Research
  • Universities
  • Veterinary


  • Autoclave Baskets
  • Bottle Racks
  • Rodent Containment
  • Drying Racks
  • Animal Traps
  • Test Tube Racks
  • Trolleys
Point Of Sale

R E Walters can handle all of your Point of Sale and Display requirements. Having worked closely with the retail market for many years, we understand the varied requirements from retailers and designers. Our team of experienced staff can help turn your ideas into reality.  

  • Visual Presentation 
  • Maximum Exposure for your Products 
  • Form and Function 
  • Tailored to Your Requirements 
  • Custom Made



  • Brochure Holders 
  • Counter Stands 
  • Display Accessories 
  • Hangsell Units 
  • Floor Stands 
  • Fixed or Swivel 
  • Shelving
Metal Fabrication

R E Walters has established a reputation for manufacturing and fabrication excellence. It is our business to provide a product which meets our client’s needs, since every client’s requirements are different we understand that flexibility and the ability to custom make is a necessity in today’s manufacturing. These attributes have allowed us to gain knowledge throughout many diverse industries and service our customer’s beyond their expectations.

Supplying industries such as, Architectural, Automotive, Commercial, Defence, Horticultural, Materials Handling, Mining, Transport. We have the capacity to handle any project large or small in mild steel, galvanised or stainless steel material.


  • MIG, TIG Welding
  • Laser Cutting
  • Guillotine / Folding
  • Robot Welding
  • Robotic Projection Welding
  • Projection / Spot Welding
  • Tube Bending
  • Powder Coating, Plastic Dip Coating
  • Metal Polishing / Plating
  • Packing & Distribution


  • Stillages / Trolleys
  • Materials Handling
  • Shelving / Racking
  • PPE Cages
  • Safety Fencing


Company Information
Member Group: 
Wire Fabrication
Address 1: 
3-11 Market Road
Phone Number: 
+61 3 9310 1671
Fax Number: 
+61 3 9310 1674