Denning Manufacturing was established in 2003. The company was set up by a group of dynamic and highly successful businessmen using the now defunct AB Denning premises.
Since its establishment, the company has been organically financed and grown with a vast investment into Research and Development, staffing, quality control, technology and tools.
The company has invested heavily into the successful implementation of a new and powerful software package to manage production and assist with purchasing and warehouse management. As a result of this, our productivity has increased and we have been able to reduce our overheads which has resulted in us passing the cost savings on to our customers.
Denning Manufacturing has a new range of unique products that it has created to fill a gap in the Australian coach and bus industry. The market demand for these products and services is very strong with a year-on-year growth.
Board of Directors
The board of directors are actively and keenly involved in the business.
Chris & Bob Roberts – Directors
Chris and Bob have over 30 years experience in enterprenual businesses, especially in the hospitality and property industries. Bob has extensive experience in co-ordinating, marketing and managing projects and will continue to assist the Denning Management Team in these areas. Chris has strong financial and accounting experience which ensure the business continues to grow financially.
Max Van Vugt – Alternate Director
Max has many years of experience as CFO and Company Secretary of a number of entrepreneurial companies. With a background in accounting and a strong interest in the automotive industry he makes a valued member of the Board.
The Denning Management Team
Michael Dempsey – General Manager
The company is headed by Michael Dempsey, an experienced General Manager with over 30 years experience in the bus and coach industry. Mike initially worked at MCA before more senior roles, at Motorcoach & Austral Pacific. Mike was appointed General Manager at Motorcoach McCafferty’s at its inception. He joined Denning Manufacturing during the start-up phase of the business.
Rob Gittins – Head Engineer
Rob is one of the few engineers in Australia with advanced skills and experience in the design and construction of two and three axle bus and coach chassis. He joined MCA while completing his studies. He has also worked at Motorcoach, Austral Pacific, swagmans motorhomes & motocoach McCafferty’s. Rob joined Denning Manufacturing to design & develop the in-house range of buses & coaches with integrated chassis & bodies.
Paul Hart – Engineering/Parts/Production
Paul is a qualified coach builder who has spent his entire working life in the industry. He applies his knowledge & experience in the engineering office, while supporting production and providing Spare Parts.