Where We Started

In the mid-1980's new oil and gas facilities were being established in North West Australia and mining companies were using larger and larger machines - pushing the boundaries of current equipment and expertise.

In 1987 a small company was formed to pioneer the application of sound and vibration technology (SVT) to help industry meet these challenges.

SVT's technical director, Professor Michael Norton, provided strong links to the University of Western Australia and fundamental research. This expertise was combined with the practical industrial experience of Dr Paul Keswick and SVT developed a reputation for its ability to solve tough problems.

As their reputation grew they attracted many challenging opportunities and talented engineers.

Tragically, Michael passed away in 2002, a victim of leukemia. In his honour, SVT and the University of Western Australia established the "Michael Norton Medal in Mechanical Engineering".

Paul and the rest of the team maintained a commitment to be at the leading edge and to create an environment where people with a passion for 1st principle engineering could learn and grow...and go on to build an enduring company with world-class capability.