Philmac – proudly developing and manufacturing products in Adelaide, South Australia since 1929. Philmac achieving success through a commitment to Australian manufacturing and a continuous improvement in quality, product design, innovation and customer service.

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Philmac manufactures and distributes a wide range of fittings and valves to cover most PE pipe applications.

Compression Fittings

Philmac offers an extensive range of high quality pipe fittings that are used to join pipe together, or for the installation of components that allow control and measurement in your pipe system.

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Threaded Fittings

Philmac threaded fittings are manufactured from high performance, UV resistant polypropylene material that prevents moisture absorption and sustains product dimensions. The chemical and corrosion resistance provides a reliable and long life for the fitting.

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Valves

Valves play an integral part in the performance, management and control of water quality, flow and pressure within a pipe system. Philmac has a valve to suit every application.

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Irrigation

Irrigation ensures water delivery is done as efficiently and effectively as possible to its intended destination. Philmac’s quality range includes products that suit almost every application, from domestic watering, through to landscape and horticulture.

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Since its’ establishment in South Australia in 1929, the company’s enviable success has been achieved through a commitment to continuous improvement in quality, product design, innovation, manufacturing and customer service.

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Celebrating 90 Years of Innovation

As we celebrate our 90th Anniversary, it’s time to go back to where it all started.

The man behind the name was talented engineer Malcolm “Mac” Phillipps. A man who was not afraid to take risks or of working hard to achieve his goals.

“Mac” was guided by a simple philosophy that said there is always a better way to do things.

A fitter and turner by trade he was already manufacturing plumbing fittings. This lead to the first of many innovations and the first global Philmac product: the firstpress-button toilet cistern.

After many years and improvements, a new model with its major parts made of plastic mouldings became a glimpse of the future.

Other world firsts soon followed.

A revolutionary new ball-cam float valve in 1947.

Philmac’s ratio pressure reducing valves in 1966.

Then 1968 saw Philmac became the first company in the world to make compression fittings entirely from plastic.

Overseas contracts soon followed in the United Kingdom, North America, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and even the demanding environment of North Sea oil rigs.

Since those early days, Philmac has developed a worldwide reputation for innovative manufacturing. A reputation built on decades of experience and investment in cutting-edge manufacturing technology. Philmac products are manufactured in the state-of-the-art plant in Adelaide. This award-winning facility features some of the most advanced injection moulding and robotic assembly equipment available. Combine this with a workforce that is dedicated to ensuring quality and reliability and you have a product that will last for generations.

The Adelaide plant is also the home to the Philmac Research and Development and Testing facilities. The Philmac team of experienced engineers holds many patented world-leading products and receives regular award recognition.

Today, there are an astonishing 50 million of Philmac fittings in use across the country. While around 50% of all Philmac products are exported to over 40 countries around the world. They are used for applications ranging from plumbing and gas, to municipal systems, livestock water control, irrigation, industry and mining.

If Malcolm “Mac” Phillipps could see Philmac today, we know he would be very proud of his company. A company still built on innovation and dedication.

Philmac Working Dog Calendar Competition Winners

Philmac would like to thank the hundreds of people who entered the Working Dog Calendar competition. The extremely high standard of entries made the judging a very difficult job.

The winning entrants are:

“Back to work” Colt, 3 year old Kelpie  – Rachel Holmes
” A quick rest before work starts again” Alice, 1½ year old Kelpie – Emme Williams
“Gentle block” Jasper, 5 year old Kelpie – Aticia Grey
“Booz, come up” Booza, 9 month old Kelpie – Harrison Robinson
“Over and out” Mulga, 10 year old Kelpie – Shelby Fraser
“Reflecting on the days work” Lukey, 4 year old Kelpie – Anna Doecke
“When’s smoko” Drover, 8 month old Kelpie – Sam Davis
“If you can’t beat’em, join’em” Pine Grove Rex, 5 year old Kelpie – Jason Schmidt
“The day it rained lava” Marla, 4 year old Kelpie – Sarah Sulman
“Double trouble” Luna, 3 month old Kelpie – Kathleen Zweck
“Watch him” Juke, 6 year old Kelpie – Sandy Read
“Dinner time” Spike, 3 year old Kelpie Cross – Joy Kachina