Since our beginning in 1878 as a specialist supplier to the marine industry, Blackwoods has worked incredibly hard to be where it is today: We are an Australian-owned company that is widely respected by both our suppliers and our customers.
We have diversified and grown over the years, to become a market-leader in providing end-to-end maintenance repair operations and industrial safety solutions, for small to large businesses across Australia and New Zealand. Our success is built on understanding our customers, and meeting their needs at every stage of service, from product supply to product support, to industry sector expertise.
We 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, transport, fire and rescue, logistics and storage.
Unbeatable range and value
Blackwoods provides services and solutions that are accessible, continuous, and effective. We have more than 200,000 customers spanning 77,000 sites across Australia and New Zealand.
Over 5000 suppliers provide us with more than 300,000 products via our national network of 6 Distribution Centres and 50+ branches. We leverage global sourcing capabilities and strategic partnerships with world-class brands and suppliers to source the best products at the most competitive prices.
Blackwoods gives you the ability to order everything from a single supplier. We’ll work with you to reduce total cost of ownership by rationalising your product range, consolidating vendors, aggregating spend, improving inventory control and leveraging a national and global footprint to provide reliable delivery.
Personal protection equipment
Using our assess, inform, equip process we find the right solution for your specific environment, which is backed by Blackwoods’ world-class technical knowledge and expertise.
Apparel and footwear
By partnering with leading suppliers, we provide off-the-shelf to fully customised and compliant solutions. This includes embroidery and uniform branding.
Knowledge is your best protection. Blackwoods can assess the hazards in your workplace, provide you with a comprehensive solution, then equip you with the right gear. Our expertise is second to none.
Blackwoods offers the most complete range of industrial tools in the Australian market. This includes all the market-leading brands at competitive pricing and are fully stocked. We also offer a price-match guarantee on all power tools.
Gas, welding and abrasives
With the backing of a highly experienced technical support team, Blackwoods has all the products you need in one place. We provide end-to end solutions tailored to your business requirements.
Lifting and rigging
Blackwoods’ specialist lifting and rigging business, Bullivants, offers a complete solution. Our experts identify and assesses high-risk activities across rigging, lifting, restraint, recovery, and height safety.
We offer an extensive range of fasteners at highly competitive prices that are available when and where you need them.
Electrical and automotive
There are than 50,000 products in this Blackwoods range. Our brands and products are carefully selected for industrial applications to maximise performance and durability.
Mechanical and metals
Whether it is a turn-key operation at a remote location, or a unique one-off requirement at a manufacturing plant, Blackwoods can find the right solution. Backed by our experienced in-house engineering team and our vast supply network, we have you covered.
Hygiene and cleaning
The Blackwoods hygiene and cleaning range has a product for every cleaning application. It includes over 7000 products loaded on Blackwoods.com.au along with thousands of Spec sheets, SDS’ and technical information.
Office and kitchen
Our extensive range of office supplies (from paper and pens to tea and coffee), are stocked nationally, giving you access to all the essentials.
Blackwoods exclusive brands
Blackwoods offers over 10,000 exclusive quality products at competitive prices. This includes personal protective equipment and safety, apparel, hand tools, fasteners and abrasives, office stationery, electrical, hygiene and cleaning products.
Our end-to-end process (manufacturing to market) sources customised products from reputable international manufacturers to drive cost efficiencies and meet tailored business requirements.
At Blackwoods we are committed to providing products in a responsible manner, respecting human rights and environmental impacts. We have a global sourcing team based in our Shanghai sourcing hub. They are located close to many of our global supply partners, and this supports in factory presence and speed to market.
The Blackwoods global sourcing team develop, source and resource product, manage ongoing purchase orders and production as well as the warehousing and shipping of approximately 13,200 SKUs for Blackwoods Own Brands, focused on PPE, workplace safety, hand tools and industrial workwear.
Along with an unbeatable range, Blackwoods technical capability is available to support your business. Our technical specialists have market-leading and industry expertise in safety, welding, fasteners, electrical, and inventory management to name but a few. From problem solving, optimising operations, to keeping our customer’s abreast of industry developments, our technical specialists are available to assist.
Our customers benefit from our world-class B2B digital platform that reflects our continued investment in data and digital capabilities. Our system offers a wide range of control measures including workflow approval processes, cost centre allocation, and custom baskets by user profile, all of which aim to improve operational efficiencies and cost savings. Furthermore, we can customise your online features and functionality to suit different employee ordering and serviceability requirements.
Blackwoods has taken great steps in creating a culturally safe and diverse workplace. We continue to build beyond employment parity of team members identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
We are committed to developing sustainable talent pipelines, including hosting paid university interns from Career Trackers and the school-based trainees of The Clontarf Foundation.
Blackwoods team members participate in the Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program, conducted by Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre.
To learn more about Blackwoods, visit www.blackwoods.com.au, or call 13 73 23.