Our History - DIAB Engineering

DIAB Engineering has been providing quality industrial maintenance services to the metals and mining industry since 1970. The company is one of the fastest growing companies in the mining industry and in Western Australia.

The company was founded in Capel, Western Australia and the name 'DIAB' comes from the first letters of the founders’ names – David and Anne Payne; and Ian and Betty Shields. In 1976, DIAB Engineering relocated the primary maintenance and fabrication facility to Geraldton just over 400 km north of Perth, Australia. The current large scale workshop was built in 1998 and in 2009, new fabrication equipment was added to the facility.

By 2012, DIAB Engineering had grown to support multi-million dollar projects in support of the mining industry. Multi-year projects in the construction of port conveyors and port facilities are currently underway with completion dates in 2013.

In 2016, DIAB became a subsidiary of BGC Contracting, Australia’s largest privately owned, mining and construction company. BGC Contracting is a leading player in the provision of diversified services across the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Company Philosophy

The success of DIAB Engineering is built on its people and its customers. Founder David Payne empowers his employees with the attitude to truly understand the customers needs and to do whatever it takes to service those needs. DIAB Engineering has retained many customers, steadily for over 30 years. All business transactions are based on honesty, commitment  self-belief, integrity and loyalty. The same loyalty that has kept mining maintenance customers for decades has also lead to long, rewarding careers for DIAB Engineering's employees.

Loyal Employees and Quality Careers

DIAB Engineering's experienced and skilled employees are the reason projects are completed on schedule and in short time-frames. Dedicated employees are specialised in engineering design, project management, construction, mining maintenance, manufacturing, electrical and transport. These loyal employees stand out in the mining maintenance industry and DIAB Engineering has been the employer-of-choice in the communities where the maintenance services are performed.

  • Our employees have years of experience in mining maintenance, mining operations, industrial fabrication, rubber lining, industrial painting, transport, and equipment hire.
  • A network of over 13,500 qualified casual labour staff throughout Australia
  • Offering employee training, work experience programs, apprenticeship programs, traineeship programs through alliances with technical and senior colleges.


2011 Midwest Business Excellence Awards Large Business Award Finalist

2009 BP Western Australia Large Overall Contractor of the Year - Recognition of Service of Excellence

2008 Australian Apprenticeships Minister's Award for Excellence Western Australia Central and South East Region

2004 Midwest Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, winner 51-100 Employees

2002 Midwest Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards, winner 10 Employees and over.

1999 Midwest  Small business High Achiever Award

Call DIAB Engineering +61 8 9956-8000 or contact us for our decades of skill and knowledge in the mining maintenance and mining construction services.