Blackwoods began as a specialist supplier to the shipping industry.
While witnessing the federation of the country, both world wars, the Great depression, and the rises and falls of Australia’s fortunes decade after decade, Blackwoods has grown to become one of our nation’s leading and most trusted suppliers of industrial and safety products, including to the Australian Defence Force. Australian owned, Blackwoods has operations spanning from the city to the remote regions in each state and territory. It employs more than 2,000 people, including 4.1%* from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
Blackwoods & Australian Defence
Blackwoods has had a proven track record with the Australian Defence Force for more than a century. With immeasurable expertise, experience, and commitment, Blackwoods has forged a reputation for reliability, professionalism, and a get-up-and-go Aussie attitude.
All these traits are reflected in Blackwoods’ relationship with the Australian Defence Force and the need to contribute to a prosperous Australia in which all of
us feel safe and secure. At the heart of this all, is Blackwoods’ relentless drive to
reduce health and safety risks in every work environment because this leads to a more productive economy whose most important resources will always be its people.
Blackwoods supports Australian jobs and industries by purchasing 65% of its products from Australian suppliers, including products manufactured by Indigenous Australian businesses, with Supply Nation membership and/or certification. Overall, 27%** of Blackwoods products are made in Australia.
Blackwoods have diversified and grown over the years, to become a market-leader in providing end-to-end MRO and Industrial Safety solutions, for small to large businesses. Blackwoods have a diverse and expansive reach, from providing services to the smallest of businesses to national and multinational industries that include mining, oil and gas, construction, transport, agriculture, government, manufacturing, engineering, fire and rescue, logistics and storage and of course defence.
Reliability & Range:
Blackwoods is part of Wesfarmers, a company synonymous with success and pride in its Australian roots. Today, it is one of Australia’s largest employers, and it has nearly half a million shareholders. Blackwoods has also grown to become one of Australia’s largest and most prominent businesses. Blackwoods have a diverse and expansive reach with access to products made from a varied range of manufacturers across Australia and overseas. Blackwoods prides itself on the continuity and reliability of its supply chain no matter how remote its customers are.
Easy to do business with:
Blackwoods continued investment in data and digital is focussed on making it easy for our customers to do business. Blackwoods offers a variety of digital solutions that can be customised and personalised to meet your needs to drive cost efficiencies and increased order accuracy.
- Direct web – www.blackwoods.com.au – Standard online account to check on price and availability and place orders as required.
- Punchout Catalogue – Blackwoods offers an e-Procurement solution enabling users to access Blackwoods website through their ERP application.
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) – Blackwoods offers EDI Integration to enable a complete Procure to Pay functionality.
- Manual – Defence can reach out to Blackwoods via traditional methods like emails, phone, Face-to-Face to place orders.
Today, around 10,000 parts on the Blackwoods website are searchable by NSNs (NATO Stock Numbers), again ensuring an easy and practical procurement process.