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About Performatec

Humble Beginnings, growth & beyond

Founded in 2004, our journey began serving the manufacturing industry by providing high quality abrasive garnet. Rapidly expanding into supplying not only abrasives but also spare parts and machinery, we became Performance Waterjet.

We quickly set the standard for quality and service, delivering unparalleled support and overnight parts delivery across major Australian cities, as well as expedited services to regional towns. As we carved our niche, our commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction guided us to new horizons.

Over the decades, Performance Waterjet has evolved, not just in capability but in vision. Recognising the diverse needs of our clients, we expanded our expertise beyond providing exceptional waterjet cutting machines.

This natural progression led to the birth of Performatec—a merging of the words 'Performance Manufacturing Technologies.' Performatec heralds a new chapter in our story, embodying our growth from specialised waterjet providers to experts in delivering and supporting a wide range of CNC machinery. Our unwavering commitment to excellent customer service is the cornerstone of our operations, ensuring we meet and exceed our client's expectations at every step.

Our Journey & Evolution

Take a look at our company's timeline and significant events.

2004
The foundation

Performatec began its journey as Performance Cutting Supplies with a focus on supplying Australia's highest quality abrasive garnet.

From the outset, our foundation has been rooted in the core values of delivering exceptional service, quality, and precision. These principles guide our commitment to meeting the detailed needs of the manufacturing sector to this day.

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2007
Innovation and development

The brand evolved into Performance Waterjet - signifying its singular focus. Innovation at Performance Waterjet took a significant leap forward with the development of the first prototype of the garnet abrasive sludge removal system (ASR). This marked our commitment to not only supplying materials but also solving industry-specific challenges.

2008
Diversification into Waterjet Parts

Expanding our horizons, we entered the waterjet parts market. This strategic move diversified our offerings and reinforced our position as a comprehensive solutions provider in the manufacturing technology sector.

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2009 - 2010
Exclusive Partnerships

Our reputation for excellence led to becoming the sole Australian distributor for H2OJET and KMT Waterjet, leading names in waterjet technology. These partnerships were a testament to our growing expertise and market presence.

2013
First Waterjet System Sale

A landmark year, 2013 saw our first waterjet system sale. This achievement was a clear indication of our expanding capabilities, growing industry networks and the trust our customers placed in us.

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2015
Advancing Technology

We achieved a significant milestone with our first 5 Axis waterjet system sale. This showcased our commitment to providing advanced technology solutions that meet the evolving needs of the manufacturing industry.

2016
Entering the Food Industry

Venturing into the food industry, we introduced cutting-edge solutions tailored to meet its unique requirements. This expansion demonstrated our versatility and ability to adapt to different market needs.

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2017 - 2018
Major Expansion

During this period, PWJ secured a substantial market share and became the appointed Australian distributor for Flow Waterjet - the world's largest manufacturer of waterjet systems.

This partnership enabled us to provide a more comprehensive array of high-quality solutions. Such a prestigious collaboration significantly bolstered our market standing, catapulting our company into the top three for the volume of machine sales nationally.

2024
Dawn of a new future

In 2024, building on two decades of success and driven by a desire to serve the market better, we launched Performatec. This strategic evolution was born from our commitment to providing a more integrated, comprehensive suite of manufacturing solutions for a wider market.

Performatec represents our ambition to exceed the needs of the Australian manufacturing sector. By consolidating our expertise, resources, and innovations under one umbrella, Performatec aims to deliver unparalleled value, fostering the growth and success of our clients' operations.

Our vision is to be at the forefront of manufacturing technology, offering bespoke solutions that empower our Australian manufacturing customers to achieve new heights of efficiency and productivity.

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Our promise to you

At Performatec, we're about helping our customers to get production out the door every day. Helping our customers to acquire technology from the world’s best machine manufacturers and forging lasting partnerships is what we live and breathe.

As your trusted manufacturing production partner, we'll be here to navigate you through every decision and challenge, crafting solutions uniquely tailored to the needs of your operation.

Our commitment to your success is unwavering. With dedicated, unparalleled customer support, we'll ensure rapid resolutions that keep your production moving smoothly, maximising uptime and efficiency.

By leveraging over two decades of expertise and industry connections, we'll provide you with a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality machines, parts, and consumables - all designed to meet the breadth of your manufacturing needs.

At Performatec, it's more than just meeting today's needs. We're focused on fostering your growth and success over the long haul. Our pledge to you encompasses comprehensive support, bespoke solutions, and an unyielding commitment to your growth journey - every step of the way.

Our amazing team

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Lester
General Manager & CNC Specialist
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Jeffrey
Sales Manager & CNC Specialist
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Heath
Service & Customer Care
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Carl
CNC Specialist
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Matt
CNC Specialist
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Garth
Spare Parts Sales & CNC Specialist
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Michal
CNC Specialist
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Paul
Garnet Sales & CNC Specialist
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Bronte
Administration
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Naomi
Marketing & HR
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Hannah
Project Manager
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Ivan
Purchasing & Logistics
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Toa
Warehousing
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Arlen
Customer Service
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River
Marketing Specialist

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Q's you may have about Performatec
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At Performatec, our core mission is to empower the Australian manufacturing sector. We provide a partnership-driven experience, guiding and supporting our clients to ensure they possess the necessary tools and knowledge to thrive in a competitive landscape. We're more than a supplier; we're a partner in your success, committed to fostering growth and innovation within the manufacturing community.

Is Performatec a separate entity from Performance Waterjet, or are they under the same umbrella?

Think of Performatec as Performance Waterjet reimagined and revitalised.

While our roots remain deeply embedded in Performance Waterjet's rich history and successes, we're branching out with Performatec to encompass a more comprehensive array of cutting-edge machinery and solutions.

Our team, ethos, and commitment to excellence haven't changed; they've evolved. We're the same family, grown bigger and better, ready to serve more of your needs with the same passion and dedication as before.

Will the transition to Performatec affect the quality of products and services we've come to expect from Performance Waterjet?

The leap from Performance Waterjet to Performatec doesn't mean we're changing what made us great; we're amplifying it.

The same high-quality products, the unmatched services, and the trust you've placed in us are set to soar to new heights. Our expansion embodies our promise to you - a commitment to maintaining and exceeding the high standards you've always known us for.

How will Performatec ensure the same customer service and support we received from Performance Waterjet?

Our formula for success hasn't changed; it's only grown stronger. At Performatec, our unwavering dedication to customer service and support remains the cornerstone of our business.

With our expanded product line, you're getting the same trusted team but with more tools in our belt to support your business's growth. Expect the same personalised, responsive service with an even broader range of manufacturing solutions to meet your production needs.

Will the expanded range of machinery from Performatec maintain the same technical standards as the waterjets we're familiar with?

Absolutely!

Innovation and quality control are in our DNA, and every new product under the Performatec brand is subjected to the same rigorous standards and pioneering spirit that you've come to expect from our waterjets. We're not just expanding our range; we're elevating the standards of what you can expect from the industry, ensuring that you receive nothing but the best.

Can we expect the same responsive and efficient parts delivery and after-sales service with Performatec?

Yes, and then some! Our commitment to ensuring your operations run smoothly is unwavering.

With Performatec, you'll continue to enjoy the responsive and efficient parts delivery and after-sales service you've come to rely on, enhanced by our broader scope of solutions. We're here to ensure that every interaction with us adds value and efficiency to your business, minimising downtime and maximising your productivity.

What new machinery and solutions can we expect from Performatec?

With Performatec, you're stepping into a world of endless possibilities.

From advanced fiber laser cutting machines and precision press brakes to our revolutionary waterjet technology and comprehensive range of OEM and generic parts, we're setting the stage for innovation in every corner of the manufacturing sector.

Our expanded portfolio is designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients, ensuring that no matter what your project is, we have the cutting-edge solution to make it happen.

How does Performatec contribute to sustainability and environmental responsibility?

Sustainability is a commitment woven into our operations and forms a part of the decision-making behind the equipment suppliers we partner with.

We're dedicated to offering solutions that empower your manufacturing processes and minimise environmental impact. From energy-efficient machinery to waste-reducing technologies, we're committed to helping you achieve your production goals while upholding environmental responsibility and sustainability.

How can I stay informed about the latest developments and offerings from Performatec?

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