Founded in Brisbane in 1989, Australian Diversified Engineering (ADE) was the creation of Andy Igo, a mechanical engineer by trade. Fast forward and ADE, now managed by Clive Gray and Danny Irvine, continues to live up to its name.

Established as a provider of trade engineering services to the greater Brisbane region, ADE rapidly diversified into the design, manufacture and installation of hydraulic services for mobile mining equipment. By the mid 1990’s, this capacity had expanded to include the hydraulic services for belly dump bauxite haulers and water tankers, and at the turn of the century, ADE commenced its machine assembly division.

We are a team of highly experienced professionals

In 2004 General Manager Clive Gray joined ADE with a goal to rationalise the rapidly expanding machine assembly and fabrication divisions. This acquisition was followed soon after in 2005 by the addition of Commercial Director Danny Irvine, who was presented with a scope to build a team of professional engineers and mechanical draftspersons.

With a combined experience in excess of 30 years in the mining and earthmoving industries, and supported by resumes heavily endowed with skills in contracts management, machine assembly, machine design, and machine modification, ADE launched a new and exciting chapter in its already successful history.

We have developed an impressive range of access solutions

In 2007 ADE developed a comprehensive new equipment access system to manage operational and maintenance ‘working at heights’ issues for Rio Tinto. The design methodologies and manufacturing techniques developed during that project have since spawned an impressive range of access solutions for a variety of mobile equipment and workshop maintenance tasks.

We lead with creativity & innovation

Over the past two decades ADE has developed strong relationships with many of Australia’s leading miners and contractors, as well as mining equipment manufacturers and their dealers operating both within Australia and overseas. As ADE’s business profile increased, so did demand for the company’s products and services.

The team at ADE has an impressive reputation for high levels of creativity and innovation, which has become their trademark in the Australian market, with the company now operating in overseas markets including Indonesia, Chile and South Africa, with a workforce of more than 50 employees.


Our professional team