Derby Rubber is an industrial rubber manufacturer that solve the problems of industries operating in the harshest environments and applications through the specialist development and creation of durable rubber products.
Their range of products are used across industries including rail, mining, traffic, agriculture, construction, refrigeration, defence, marine & heavy transport sectors.
After nearly six decades in Sydney, the company relocated to Wingfield in May 2019. They made a deliberate choice to move to South Australia to better support the growth opportunities for the business. Chief Executive Officer Michael Clayton said, “with 40% of our products being exported, and servicing companies all around Australia, the central location of South Australia made good business sense.”
Since moving to Adelaide, Derby Rubber has been able to capitalise on the availability of skilled local workers from the automotive and manufacturing sectors. They are committed to further build and engage with the growing defence sector in the state, leading to more opportunities for local employment.
The company believes in supporting our education institutions by providing meaningful real work experiences for graduates. In 2020 Derby Rubber offered intern opportunities to two students from The University of Adelaide to assist with their learning whilst providing tangible benefits to the company.
With as collaborative outlook, staff have toured and engaged with complementary companies in the council region. Recently they toured PMB at Osbourne and Defence Coatings in Wingfield as part of a Defence Teaming Centre initiative.
Derby Rubber have embarked on a program to mitigate and offset the effects of their products in the marketplace to ensure their use is occurring in the most sustainable way possible.
Derby Rubber’s goal is to provide innovative solutions and to manufacture resilient products that facilitate sustainable growth for their clients whilst reducing their consumption through inherent longevity.
With a continued focus on innovation and an unwavering commitment to quality, Derby Rubber is an international leader in the industry, and a valuable contributor to the City of Port Adelaide & Enfield.