Life Changing Fastening

Engentus combines deep understanding of Bolted Joint science with more than 60 years experience in solving real world fastening problems to improve productivity and safety. Engentus brings a unique capability to diagnose and solve Bolted Joint failures in combination with our Intellectual Property portfolio.

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 original Segnut, our mission has widened to become a developer of innovative solutions for all shapes and sizes of bolted joints. Engentus now has an extensive portfolio of Intellectual Property which has enabled us to partner with global companies to deliver solutions which are increasing  productivity and raising standards for Work Heath and Safety globally.

Meet our leadership team 

Terry Stinson

Terry Stinson

BBA (Hons) GAICD FAICD

Chair & Non-Executive Director

Terry is an experienced Chairperson and Director with a history of technical and commercial performance.

Tom Baskovich

Dr. Rod Houston

PhD, BSc MechEng

Chief Executive Officer

Rod has 30 years experience as an engineer, director and business executive across multiple innovative companies. Rod is a proven team builder and leader of companies through scale-up and scale-out.

Tom Baskovich

Tom P Baskovich

BMechEng

Chief Operating Officer

Tom is experienced in product development, IP protection and technology commercialisation and has held senior mgmt positions in listed and private companies. 

Matthew Handcock

Matthew Handcock

BA, LLB

Non-Executive Director

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

Brian Bradshaw

Brian Bradshaw

Inventor

Non-Executive Director & Founder

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

Brian Bradshaw

Paul Ballantyne

Non-Executive Director

Paul is an accomplished Maintenance, Construction and Business Mgmt Professional with over 30 years experience in commercial, industrial and domestic trade.

Regan Clelland

Regan Cleland

CA

CFO & Company Secretary

Regan is a Chartered Accountant and Management Accountant providing accounting, financial modelling, business improvement and governance expertise.

Meet our leadership team

Terry Stinson (BBA Hons, GAICD, FAICD)

Terry Stinson (BBA Hons, GAICD, FAICD)

Chair & Non-Executive Director

Terry is an experienced Chairperson and Director with a history of technical and commercial performance.

Dr. Rod Houston (PhD, BSc MechEng)

Dr. Rod Houston (PhD, BSc MechEng)

Chief Executive Officer

Rod has 30 years experience as an engineer, director and business executive across multiple innovative companies. Rod is a proven team builder and leader of companies through scale-up and scale-out.

Tom P Baskovich (BMechEng)

Tom P Baskovich (BMechEng)

Chief Operating Officer

Tom is experienced in product development, IP protection and technology commercialisation and has held senior management positions in both listed and private companies. Tom holds a degree (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Institute of Patent Attorneys Australia.
Regan Cleland (CA)

Regan Cleland (CA)

CFO & Company Secretary

Regan is a Chartered Accountant with experience as a Management Accountant and Company Secretary in both the private and public listed sectors, providing accounting, financial modelling, business improvement and governance expertise.

Matthew Handcock (BA, LLB)

Matthew Handcock (BA, LLB)

Non-Executive Director

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

Brian Bradshaw (Inventor)

Brian Bradshaw (Inventor)

Non-Executive Director, Founder

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

Paul Ballantyne

Paul Ballantyne

Non-Executive 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.

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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.

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Elastomers Australia

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

 

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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
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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 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 fastener technologies. 

2021 Major SEGNUT sale to FQM Cobre Panama
Segnut group feature page
2021 Major SEGNUT sale to FQM Cobre Panama
2021 Sentinal Copper Africa adopts Segnut
Segnut group feature page
2021 Sentinal Copper Africa adopts Segnut
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.
2023 ENGENTUS INNOVATION RECOGNISED
Finalist for the AIHS Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards 2023 in the category of Best WHS Technology Initiative
2023 ENGENTUS INNOVATION RECOGNISED

Engentus is named as a finalist for the AIHS Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards 2023 in the category of Best WHS Technology Initiative. Recognising the Engentus revolutionary TopTorque Reactionless Technology.

2023 AUSTRALIAN MINING AWARD WINNER
Engentus, winners of the 2023 Australian Mining OH&S Award
2023 AUSTRALIAN MINING AWARD WINNER

Engentus wins the 2023 Australian Mining Excellence in Mine Safety, OH&S award, recognising the increased safety and removal of risk to workers at mine sites. Engentus won the award for the revolutionary TopTorque Reactionless Technology.