INGENIOUS INNOVATION

Engentus – Engineering Simple Solutions To Practical Problems.

Engentus is driven by an inventive culture that addresses real world problems and finds solid engineering solutions.  We value innovation and creative thinking backed by a genuinely inquiring, scientific approach to challenges and we celebrate and promote new, ground breaking ideas.

Our Story

Engentus is Western Australian born and raised. The company came to life in 2014 when Brian Bradshaw first imagined the Segnut in his workshop; a revolutionary lateral release nut that would eliminate the need for unsafe nut removal methods and would improve the wellbeing of workers in all industrial industries. The invention of the Segnut was inspired by the need for safer workplaces and has since paved the way for the complete life cycle tooling range, including our signature product, the TopTorque.

 

Since the invention of the Segnut, the company was officially formed in 2015 and has grown into what it is today. Our mission has widened into engineering tools that not only create safer workplaces by eliminating unsafe methods of nut installation and removal, but also advocate for diversity and inclusion within the workplace, increased productivity and raising standards for Work Heath and Safety.

Meet our leadership team 

Matthew Handcock

Matthew Handcock

BA, LLB

Chairperson

Matt is a senior legal practitioner who brings a wealth of practical and pragmatic commercial and legal experience – gained over 33 years. 

David Izzard

David Izzard

BBus, CPA, MBA, MSc, GAICD

Managing Director

David is an experienced Executive and Non-Executive Director with extensive skills in all aspects of financial and commercial management at a senior executive level.

Tom Baskovich

Tom Baskovich

BMechEng

General Manager of Business Development & Product Support

Tom holds a first-class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia and is responsible for the on-going development of Engentus products.

Terry Stinson

Terry Stinson

BBA (Hons) GAICD FAICD

Director

Terry is a Non-Executive Director with a history of technical and commercial performance.

Brian Bradshaw

Brian Bradshaw

Inventor

Founding Director

Brian is the inventor of the Segnut and founding Director of Segnut Pty Ltd. Brian’s and brings experience in the fastener industry and innovation driven problem solving.

Brian Bradshaw

Paul Ballantyne

Alternate Director

Paul is an accomplished Maintenance, Construction and Business Management Professional with a career spanning over 30 years across the commercial, industrial and domestic trade sectors in WA.

Meet our leadership team 

Matthew Handcock (BA, LLB)

Matthew Handcock (BA, LLB)

Chairperson

Matt is a senior legal practitioner who brings a wealth of practical and pragmatic commercial and legal experience – gained over 33 years.

David Izzard (BBus, CPA, MBA, MSc, GAICD)

David Izzard (BBus, CPA, MBA, MSc, GAICD)

Managing Director

David is an experienced Executive and Non-Executive Director with extensive skills in all aspects of financial and commercial management at a senior executive level.

Tom Baskovich (BMechEng)

Tom Baskovich (BMechEng)

General Manager of Business Development & Product Support

Tom holds a first-class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia and is responsible for the on-going development of Engentus products.

Terry Stinson (BBA Hons, GAICD, FAICD)

Terry Stinson (BBA Hons, GAICD, FAICD)

Director

Terry is a Non-Executive Director with a history of technical and commercial performance.

Brian Bradshaw (Inventor)

Brian Bradshaw (Inventor)

Founding Director

Brian is the inventor of the Segnut and founding Director of Segnut Pty Ltd. Brian’s and brings experience in the fastener industry and innovation driven problem solving.

Paul Ballantyne

Paul Ballantyne

Alternate Director

Paul is an accomplished Maintenance, Construction and Business Management Professional with a career spanning over 30 years across the commercial, industrial and domestic trade sectors in WA.

Strategic Partners

Customer reach and understanding, market reach and service delivery. Our partners make it happen.

Konnect Fastening Systems

Being apart of the Coventry Group, with over 75 stores in Australia and New Zealand, Konnect Fastening Systems are the lead distributor for all Engentus products.

konnect fastening systems

Nubco

Also a part of the Coventry Group as an authorized Engentus reseller. Nubco services the Tasmanian market with 7 locations across the state.

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Ready Resources

Provide operational support and maintenance solutions to the mining industry. Aligning with our capabilities and values to work faster, smarter and safer as a sub-distributor of the Engentus product range.

ready resources logo

Elastomers Australia

The industry leader in screening and screen media for the Australian mining sector is also an authorized re-seller of Engentus products. 

 

elastomers

H&B Mining

Design and supply easy maintenance conveyor products to the Australian mining industry. 
As a reseller of Engentus products, they have integrated Engentus into their solutions to add real value for their customers.

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Norbar

Norbar Torque Tools have spent decades supplying the most accurate tools to industries across the globe. Norbar recognises the opportunity to provide co-branded torque tools compatible with Engentus TopTorque sockets and consumables.

Norbar Torque Tools

Environmental  |  Social  |  Governance

Engentus defines its business practices and philosophy to ensure that it positively impacts its customers, its people and its environment at every touch point.

Engentus products provide users with the opportunity to improve the work environment, minimize negative impacts on people and environment and provide greater opportunity for a more diverse workforce across its client industries.

ENVIRONMENTAL

Engentus works to ensure that its business minimizes its environmental impact through reduction in unsustainable manufacturing and operational practices.  The company actively seeks manufacturing processes that minimize energy use in manufacture and its products materially reduce the energy usage of our customers compared to the technologies they displace.

SOCIAL IMPACT

Engentus products are focused on facilitating the redesign of work practices to allow a more diverse workforce, enabled by intelligent engineering and design. We work with suppliers and partners who share this business ethos and are constantly seeking to improve the way in which our company and it products impact on the businesses and people we touch.

GOVERNANCE

Engentus is committed to transparent, ethical business practices in all its dealings and actively engages stakeholders at every level. Our employee ownership structure ensures strong alignment at all levels with the goals of the business as well as its corporate values. Its financial and statutory reporting is structured to be scalable, open and thorough to ensure that the interests of shareholders and customers alike are always protected.

Environmental Social Governance

Engentus products provide users with the opportunity to improve the work environment, minimize negative impacts on people and environment and provide greater opportunity for a more diverse workforce across its client industries.

Engentus ESG
TopTorque installation

Environmental

Engentus works to ensure that its business minimizes its environmental impact through reduction in unsustainable manufacturing and operational practices.  The company actively seeks manufacturing processes that minimize energy use in manufacture and its products materially reduce the energy usage of our customers compared to the technologies they displace.

Eliminate crash hazards

Social Impact

Engentus products are focused on facilitating the redesign of work practices to allow a more diverse workforce, enabled by intelligent engineering and design. We work with suppliers and partners who share this business ethos and are constantly seeking to improve the way in which our company and it products impact on the businesses and people we touch.
TopTorque Digital Display

Governance

Engentus is committed to transparent, ethical business practices in all its dealings and actively engages stakeholders at every level. Our employee ownership structure ensures strong alignment at all levels with the goals of the business as well as its corporate values. Its financial and statutory reporting is structured to be scalable, open and thorough to ensure that the interests of shareholders and customers alike are always protected. 

 ESG Downloads

Documents available for download

Ethical Business Practices Policy
Anti-corruption Policy
OH&S Policy
Supplier Selection Policy

Engentus  |  Company Timeline

2014 SEGNUT is born
Engentus SEGNUT Toptorque
2014 SEGNUT is born

Invention of the lateral release nut

The company came to life in 2014 when Brian Bradshaw first imagined the Segnut in his workshop; a revolutionary lateral release nut that would eliminate the need for unsafe nut removal methods and would improve the wellbeing of workers in all industrial industries.

2014 First Prototype
segnuts for safer more efficient fasteners
2014 First Prototype
2014 First Patent Application
Engentus SEGNUT Toptorque
2014 First Patent Application
2015 SEGNUT PTY LTD Company Formed
Segnut group feature page
2015 SEGNUT PTY LTD Company Formed
2015 Initial Testing
Segnut field testing
2015 Initial Testing
2015 First Batch of Segnuts
Segnut group feature page
2015 First Batch of Segnuts
2016 Extensive Field Testing
Segnut group feature page
2016 Extensive Field Testing
2016 Innovation of the the year awards finalist
Segnut group feature page
2016 Innovation of the the year awards finalist
2018 Konnect Partnership
konnect fastening systems
2018 Konnect Partnership
2018 Production units available
Segnut group feature page
2018 Production units available
2019 SEGNUT FEATURED IN AUSTRALIAN MINING MAGAZINE
Segnut featured in Australian Mining magazine
2019 SEGNUT FEATURED IN AUSTRALIAN MINING MAGAZINE
2020 TOPTORQUE PROTOTYPE SOCKETS
TopTorque Prototype Sockets
2020 TOPTORQUE PROTOTYPE SOCKETS
2020 BHP adopts SEGNUT as approved product
Segnut group feature page
2020 BHP adopts SEGNUT as approved product
2021 ENGENTUS is formed
Segnut group feature page
2021 ENGENTUS is formed

Rebranding to Engentus Pty Ltd

In early 2021 Segnut rebranded to Engentus Pty Ltd to better reflect the expanding range of fasteners and complementary engineering tools being developed. The company vision was widened into engineering tools that not only create safer workplaces by eliminating unsafe methods of nut installation and removal, but also advocate for diversity and inclusion within the workplace, increased productivity and raising standards for Work Heath and Safety.
2021 Major SEGNUT sale to FQM Cobre Panama
Segnut group feature page
2021 Major SEGNUT sale to FQM Cobre Panama
2021 H&B MINING TOPTORQUE HARD SKIRT TRIAL
2021 H&B Mining TopTorque Hard Skirt Trial
2021 H&B MINING TOPTORQUE HARD SKIRT TRIAL
2021 Sentinal Copper Africa adopts Segnut
Segnut group feature page
2021 Sentinal Copper Africa adopts Segnut
2021 COMMERCIAL RELEASE OF TOPTORQUE
Toptorque commercial release
2021 COMMERCIAL RELEASE OF TOPTORQUE
2022 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH NORBAR
Norbar Torque Tools
2022 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH NORBAR
Engentus strikes strategic partnership agreement with Norbar Australia that sees Norbar recognizing the opportunity of providing co-branded torque tools to the market.