Norm Dixon began designing and producing butt fusion equipment for the
natural gas reticulation industry to weld small diameter polyethylene
(PE) pipe in 1973.
Over a quarter century later, Dixon Industries remains focussed on the
design and manufacture of butt fusion equipment at our plant in South
Australia. Sold under the FUSIONMASTER® trademark, Dixon made equipment
has achieved a reputation for excellence of engineering, ease of use,
and the ability to survive in the toughest of Australian conditions.
Many of the first machines ever built are still operating in the field.
Not only has the FUSIONMASTER® brand become the first choice of
Australian polyethylene pipe installers in mining, natural gas, water,
irrigation, telecom and civil installations, our clients now vary from
local one man operators to multinational corporations, and our equipment
is used in many different countries.
Non-stick coatings are essential to the performance of some welding
machine components, so we had to learn how to apply Teflon® to those
parts. As other industrial users became aware of our ability to apply
Teflon® coatings, external sales began to grow.
The Company was appointed a Licenced Industrial Applicator (LIA) of
DuPont’s range of non-stick coatings in 1984. A LIA is a company
selected for its extensive knowledge and experience in recommending and
applying Teflon® industrial coatings, as well as for the quality of its
workmanship. We are the only LIA in South Australia, and one of about
100 other LIA’s in the DuPont worldwide network.