About us

Based on a long history of blacksmith’s and wheelwright’s, at Australian Turntables we know the art and science behind manufacturing robust and sturdy solutions to make life easier. Our Turntables are the result of years of risk taking, adaptability, mateship and bloody hard work. Australian-born and Australian-made we are constantly searching for simple, straightforward, practical solutions to allow more time and space for what really matters.

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  • 1961

    It all started with Gordon Chapman, the 7th generation of blacksmiths and wheelwrights, who along with his son Michael became “Gordon Chapman and Son,” progressing the business over the next 25 years.

  • The year we started turning things around

    Gordon, at an advancing age, was finding it difficult to exit his driveway and came up with the idea of a turntable to make this easier for him and his wife Kath. With Michael they designed and built one, installed it and it worked perfectly. Gordon thought the idea was so good he encouraged his son Paul, a hotelier at the time, to look into the business opportunity.

  • 1991

    Paul and Annette incorporated hiring car turntables to the exhibition industry. The company also became known as an option to solve logistical issues for architects with car turntables for residential properties.

  • 2000

    The company shifted focus to opportunities available in other markets both in Australia and globally. Specialising in rotational movement and committing to high quality.

  • Today

    We are a world recognised, ISO accredited company specialising in rotational movement systems designed, engineered, and manufactured from our Bendigo factory in Central Victoria, supplying solutions for any project across any industry, anywhere in the world.

Board Members

About Paul Chapman

Paul Chapman

Chairman

Since the beginning as a co-founder, Paul has proudly developed ATC’s strong culture of building customer relationships first and delivering quality with integrity. As chairman his focus on having a strong base, innovation, continual R&D and linking with universities positions the company well for the future.

Ben Chapman

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ben started with ATC in 1992, working in production and on installations. Over the years he has worked in a number of roles including production manager, project manager, sales and business development. After taking a few years to travel and work around the world, Ben has moved into the managing director role at ATC.

Todd Chapman

DIRECTOR

Todd has been with Australian Turntables since 1993. In that time he has worked in production, design and installation roles, as well as championing our MRP system. Todd now provides clients and sales with technical support, works on major projects for estimating and supporting the design team, whilst also managing our research and development program.

Alex Chapman

DIRECTOR

After completing high school Alex started with ATC and worked on manufacturing and installing turntables. He then studied IT, forging a successful career in Melbourne and London until 2007. He eventually returned to ATC in sales and account management, and is now the sales and export manager for our growing distribution team.

Bill Brown

DIRECTOR

Bill has had more than 35 years experience as a commercial and legal advisor. He has been general counsel of companies and a group general manager of legal and regulatory affairs for a major ASX-listed company. He is now a trusted advisor to owners and directors in a wide range of industries. Bill’s ability to innovate and find distinctive risk-adjusted solutions to difficult and complex situations stems from the wide and deep experience gained through senior executive roles. He applies his experience in a practical and common sense way.

Chris Harrington

BOARD ADVISOr

Chris graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachleor of Business in 1992, Chris is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Strategem has had a close involvement with the Chapman family and the Australian Turntable Company Pty Ltd and their related entities, since 2009. Chris has been at the forefront of this successful business relationship.
As an advisor to the Board, Chris brings a wealth of accounting, taxation and business expertise to the ATC Group.

Leadership Team

Ben Chapman

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ben started with ATC in 1992, working in production and on installations. Over the years he has worked in a number of roles including production manager, project manager, sales and business development. After taking a few years to travel and work around the world, Ben has moved into the managing director role at ATC.

Todd Chapman

DIRECTOR

Todd has been with Australian Turntables since 1993. In that time he has worked in production, design and installation roles, as well as championing our MRP system. Todd now provides clients and sales with technical support, works on major projects for estimating and supporting the design team, whilst also managing our research and development program.

Marc Smith

GENERAL MANAGER

Marc started with ATC in 2020, having previously worked in a variety of sectors, including food manufacture, agribusiness, government, sport and not for profit sectors. Developing strategic plans for a variety of businesses, he has joined to further progress the ATC Growth Strategy. 

He has completed his CPA, MBA and AICD course.  Marc joins us to help Australian Turntables transition to the next levels of business.

Clinton Miller

DESIGN ENGINEER

Clinton has over 25 years industry experience with major companies, including ten years railway trackwork design for rail systems Australia wide – including high speed rail systems as part of the Austrian company Voestalpine VAE. Since joining Australian Turntables in 2007 Clinton heads up Australian Turntables’ design team and oversees the design of custom projects from early concept stage through to project completion.

Sylvia Leggerini

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Sylvia has been working in manufacturing and has a strong financial background and is a CPA. She has been working for an international owned company in Bendigo and has joined ATC recently as part of the growth of the business. Sylvia is managing the finance department and will use her experience around processes and procedures to help the company achieve its targets.

David Martin

PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR

David has re-joined the company after a consulting to the defence sector.

His production experience will further enhance our focus on producing a high quality, Australian Made range of products.

As a qualified Metallurgist, David will help guide his department towards achieving the strategic goals of the company. 

Scott Mayman

NATIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

Scott opens the line of communication between customers and production to ensure that the quality and service needs of Australian Turntables and its customers are surpassed. With over 30 years’ experience in both public and private sectors, Scott has diverse experience in management, professional development, strategic implementation, and company collaboration.

Scott joins the Australian Turntables team to provide service, support and guidance to our valued stakeholders and customers.

Shane Harvey

ENGINEERING MANAGER

Member of Engineers Australia with 10+ years’ experience in various engineering roles. Technical professional with an extensive portfolio of manufacturing, production, and EPC projects across various industries. Blends leadership and innovation to deliver engineering solutions.

A motivated problem solver with an aptitude to maintain a high standard of quality, health, safety, and environment as well as enacting continuous improvement in all aspects of the business.

Toby Humphyris

PRODUCTION LEADING HAND

Toby is a trade qualified Boilermaker with approximately 12 years of rich and diverse experience, from structural steel fabrication to boiler making, on both commercial and domestic sites.

In Tobys extensive Career he has come up against all kinds of challenges that he tackles with a head on and positive attitude.

Tobys role is to lead the manufacturing team and make sure that the highest quality product is achieved and is within engineering and manufacturing tolerances.

Andrew Nicoll

FINANCE ADMINISTRATION

Andrew joined Australian Turntables in 2021 having worked as a Management accountant and volunteer company director with over 30 years experience.

This experience was gained across, retail, aged care, agri-business and banking sectors in Victoria.

Raghuraman Janakiraman

REGIONAL BUSINESS HEAD, INDIA

Raghu is a Results Focused Business Leader with high ability to drive business and process improvements, cultivating strong brand image, build customers, business and maintain/boost profitability.

Raghu joins Australian Turntables Company from India from Oct’21 and comes with 25+ years of proven sales, marketing, manufacturing, global product line and global service line experience towards maximising progressive company’s performance and business results.

He is a fun filled blue cum yellow personality and well known for witty one liner besides being good at innovative ideas and techniques. He is poised and set to turn the table for ATC in India and neighbouring countries.

Radha Venkatraman

HEAD CUSTOMER SERVICES, INDIA

Radha is a Global Business Excellence Manager and Sales Professional with proven record of building customers, relationships, designing and implementing business excellence tools, sales, and service support strategies.

With dual master’s graduation in Business Administration and Bioinformatics and 13+ years of arrayed experience in IT and Industrial sector including Cement and Mining, Radha joined ATC in Sep’2021 as Head of Customer Services for India and will support business development, global expansion besides her main role.

Radha is an adaptable and transformational leader with ability to work independently, develop opportunities that further support organizational goals.

Why Australian Turntables

We make turntables seem easy by eliminating general complexities and barriers for architects, contractors, corporations, and individuals, creating a sturdy and high-quality product that can scale to fit projects of any size.

We challenge ourselves to imagine it better. We take risks, adapt and work hard to keep things moving foward.

Quality Assurance & Control

Our products are safe, reliable, and last-lasting. We hope that by creating the highest quality products at reasonable prices, you will continue to trust with future turntable projects. Integrity, value and excellence are what you can expect from us.

Environmental Management System

We are also sincerely social and environmentally committed to giving our best to you and the world, which is why we have selected materials that can be recycled at the end of their life. We also installed renewable energy-efficient machinery and lighting to reduce our footprint.

Occupational Health & Safety

At Australian Turntables, we are connected with the community in different aspects, actively encouraging and donating to help support the local communities in which we operate. We also provide a variety of educational programs, with work placements, internships, and supporting the REAM strategy.

Our products are safe, reliable, and last-lasting. We hope that by creating the highest quality products at reasonable prices, you will continue to trust with future turntable projects. Integrity, value and excellence are what you can expect from us.

We are also sincerely social and environmentally committed to giving our best to you and the world, which is why we have selected materials that can be recycled at the end of their life. We also installed renewable energy-efficient machinery and lighting to reduce our footprint.

At Australian Turntables, we are connected with the community in different aspects, actively encouraging and donating to help support the local communities in which we operate. We also provide a variety of educational programs, with work placements, internships, and supporting the REAM strategy.