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ABOUT KP FABRICATION & WELDING

KP Fabrication & Welding was formed in 1996, with owners Phil Jones and Kevin Hilgert combining more than 40 years experience in aluminium and steel fabrication for the transport industry.

Phil started in the industry in 1977, undertaking a boilermaker apprenticeship in his hometown of Kellerberrin. After completing his apprenticeship in the WA Wheatbelt town, Phil moved to Perth and found a job working for Kevin.

After working for Kevin for a few years, Phil expanded his fabrication and welding experience by moving to the northwest to work in the mining industry and then returned to Perth to work in boatyards.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Metal Fabrication?

The forming of aluminium to a required product.

What Can Be Made Using Metal Fabrication?

Any item from a toolbox to large platforms, including fuel tanks for trucks, racing cars, & boats. Large walkways and gangways for the shipping industry. Fixed and mobile platforms for the mining industry and warehousing. Handrails, 4WD canopies, frames, machinery covers. Repair work on boats, Biminis for boats, bait boards, awnings, stairs, including push up airline stairs. Hydraulic and non-hydraulic. Just to list a few. All made from aluminium. If its aluminium we can manufacture it.

What Are the Processes Involved?

    Design and certification as required. Cutting, bending and welding.

    Which Welding Methods Are Used?

    Mainly Mig & Tig welding.

    What aluminium products do you fabricate?

      Fuel tanks, toolboxes, fixed platforms, gangways, staircases, ramps & ladders, bull bars, canopies, mobile platforms. (All listed in question 2)

       

      Do you offer warranties?

        Yes. Warranties apply for any defective fabrication and material.

        Are there national standards used in welding and fabrication of aluminium?

          Yes. KP fabrications follow AS 1665 CAT A standards.

          What type of testing do you perform on your aluminium fabricated products?

            We pressure test tanks and all other products can be non-destructive tested, load tested and certified by an independent engineer as required.

            What industries do you serve?

              Mining, Marine, airline, 4 wheel leisure industry and warehouse & factories. Commercial and domestic

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