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Since 1973 Dowdens has been servicing the pumping and water industries. Starting in Mackay and now located in 5 locations throughout Queensland, we have grown to become the go-to place for everything Pumping and Water treatment.

To better understand who we are and how we can help your business, please read our story or download our capability statement below.

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Queensland’s Leading Pumping & Water Treatment Organisation

Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment

Dowdens Pumping was established in 1973 by our founder - Trevor Dowden. We originated in Mackay, with Trevor starting as a sole operator developing the local market and establishing his business on the foundations of finding solutions and old-fashioned customer service. While the years have gone by and Trevor is now retired, Dowdens Pumping has grown into a statewide organisation with + 180 employees; however, the founding principles of the business remain the same – solutions and customer-focused.

We are now known as Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment to acknowledge our Pumping and Water Treatment capabilities fully. Our strength is our ability to provide expert advice to offer our customers’ specifically designed or purpose engineered equipment offering practical and efficient solutions to most, if not all, pumping and water treatment applications.

We Understand the Importance of Water

We understand our customers’ from domestic and household to general and specific industry requirements. We understand the importance of water in every application and the importance of minimising downtime, utilising quality products and providing service, backup and support.

4 Branches Located Throughout Queensland

With the significant growth of the business since 1973, we now operate branches in Brisbane, Rockhampton, and Proserpine, with our Mackay operation still the head office. This growth is driven by the opportunity to grow with customers and the industries we serve. Our people’s commitment, enthusiasm and drive have made it possible to ensure that our solutions are the most effective for the applications presented.

 

Dowden Industrial Products and Emerald Airstarters & Equipment

The Dowdens Group of Companies includes Dowdens Industrial Products in Mackay and Emerald Air Starters and Equipment in Emerald. These businesses enhance and complement each other and the Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment business. Our product reach within the Group is unique and enables us to source a wide range of products for most water, pneumatic or industrial applications. This product reach accompanied by the best people in the industry provides an outstanding level of service, drives us towards our goal to be the most respected business in our industry within Australia.

Dowdens Industrial Products - DIP

Dowdens Industrial Products are a reliable team of experienced, industry trained staff offering a vast range of products covering categories such as Safety, Abrasives, Cutting and Threading Tools, Workshop Consumables, Air Tools, Power Tools, PPE  and Hand Tools.

 

Emerald Air Starters & Equipment - EASE

Originally opened in 1989, Emerald Air Starters and Equipment (EASE) was strategically acquired by the Dowdens Group in 2009 to strengthen and diversify the Group’s sale, supply and service capabilities for air operated pneumatic mining equipment and heavy-duty tools to the Bowen Basin and surrounding Central Queensland coal mining regions.

 
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