Elizabeth Machines Co was founded by Max Skurrie back in 1960. Our name originates from our first location in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne contrary to many customers thoughts that it was a family members name. Beginning in domestic sewing machine sales, the business grew swiftly and not before long, Max was dealing in used industrial sewing machines
and used commercial sewing machines
. With intention to develop further into the industrial sewing machine
supply to support the growing garment manufacturing trade in Melbourne, Max traveled to Japan and secured the Yamato Sewing Machine
agency for Australia. The following years would see the company grow significantly and larger premises were required as well as additional staff and hundreds of Yamato machines made their way to Australia.
More visits to international trade shows would see the company also become agents for other leading brands such as Mitsubishi sewing machine
and the heavy industrial Seiko Sewing Machine
products. Max also took on a new player in the industrial sewing world, Kaulin
Manufacturing producing the Siruba
range. We’re proud of the relationships we have forged with these companies and we continue to supply those brands today.
By establishing a wide network of wholesale
dealers around the country we were able to ensure the brands which we represented were promoted across areas of Australia
In 1999 we again expanded our business with the acquisition on the Lightning Cutting Machine
business. Again an industry icon brand and a reputation of the highest quality products ensured new business, new customers and a wider range of services was able to be offered by Elizabeth Machines.
We remain very much a close knit family operated business with many staff having been with us for over 15 years. Our commitment to the future development of our business to increase current market share as well as find new products and industries is un-waived. We’re confident we can prosper as we have a terrific team of employees to support us.
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