About CPM Engineering Gympie

About CPM Engineering

The company commenced operations in 2005 when the principal Jason McPherson began CPM Engineering Queensland. His vision of enterprise included providing engineering services for the local industry during maintenance and shut-down operations. This quickly developed into providing equipment for the drilling and mining industries as the workshop's capabilities and services advanced.


To maintain continuity of work within the growing workshop, it was soon necessary to branch out from local industry and start providing services to larger companies, based throughout Queensland and interstate. One of the key benefits to this expansion was the continued development and experience of our local workforce. This in turn has allowed us to provide improved service and capabilities to our local industries, such as Nestle Australia.


The natural progression for the business was to start providing fabrication services to maintain a steady flow of work in the workshop. This proved to be very popular amongs local tradespeople, many of whom were traveling to mines in order to secure permanent work. The added benefit to CPM's many clients is the low cost of fabrication in a local workshop with low overhead expenses.

As workshop experience and capacity grew, the next step was to begin training our own apprentices. We put on our first apprentice in 2006, and have since grown to maintain a level of 5 apprentices and two school based trainees consistently.

Being able to provide engineering certification was also a natural progression for CPM. Through the years we have developed several relationships with structural and mechanical engineers for all the various projects we undertake. The consistency and volume of our work has allowed us to source very reasonably priced engineering from experienced Registered Professional Engineers (RPEQ's).

Paint & Powder Qld

CPM Engineering's sister company Paint & Powder Qld is currently under construction, whilst the sand blasting and wet spray paint operation is operational and working. We are hoping to have the powder coating facility up and running in early 2016. The paint shop will be located in a purpose built 800m² facility.


- Smith & Son's 'President's Award' - Presented to CPM Engineering in 2012.

- Queensland Training Awards 2008, Regional Finalist Wide Bay Sunshine Coast Employer of the Year.

- Consistent 'Certificates of Appreciation' from local industries for our continued services, and local schools for our trainee program.


In 5 years the company has expanded from humble beginnings with 2 bays in a rented shed, to a new engineering workshop measuring 20.0Mtrs x 70.0Mtrs x 9.0Mtrs high. Overhead is a 5 tonne traveling crane, with two recently added smaller pivoting cranes for added maneuverability. Our shed space is also expanding to several additional bays next door due to increased demand. We have also combined this with the option of a night crew, which can be implemented in times of excess demand to make the most of our existing workshop space.

Safety, Quality & Service

CPM holds a strong commitment to safety and responsibility both on site and internally. Safety, Quality and continuous improvement are constantly reviewed at weekly toolbox meetings and monthly management meetings. We have a proven commitment to safety, as can be seen with our on-going work with Nestle Australia, who demand nothing but the highest standard in quality and safety.


The addition of a 14 tonne Franna crane gives us a definite advantage in our ability to maneuver large items in the workshop, and perform large scale site works. This benefit is seen in 3rd party cost savings, time savings, and the flexibility in scheduling.

Additional Capabilities and Services

CPM has the ability to meet all requirements for producing workshop drawings internally, within our on site drafting office. With up to date computer hardware, and access to some of the latest 3D modelling software; CPM can offer to design, draw, fabricate and install almost any project.

We have also assembled a team of tradesman with a diverse range of skills and experiences. Our staff includes; boilermakers, fitters, pressure welders, riggers, crane drivers, draftsman, trades assistants and apprentices. The range of experiences includes the following working environments; quarries, building sites, food processing plants, mine sites, manufacturing facilities, abattoirs and concrete plants.

To see examples of some of our completed projects, please see our projects page or products page...

New Projects & Products

We are always interested in developing new projects for clients seeking to step to the forefront of their respective fields. We have several new projects in development or design stages at any given time, and would be happy to consult with any interested parties about the possibility of seeing their project through to completion.

We also have a team of estimators, able to provide quotes for new projects, or any fabrication work. Please contact us via phone or email to enquire further about having a project quoted.

Continuous Improvement

CPM is dedicated to continuous improvement within both our finished products and internally. We are undergoing constant reviews to make sure we can consistently deliver a satisfying result for our clients and ourselves. We always welcome any feedback on our products, and take them as opportunities to improve. We have found this open communication with our clients has not only helped us in areas where we needed to improve, but also highlighted the areas we excel at. The result is tried and tested designs which meet the needs of our clients.