About us

Donhad was founded in Perth, Western Australia in August of 1965. The company commenced operations as Doncaster Hadfields Proprietary which was later simplified to Donhad. It is a major Australian manufacturer of forged steel grinding media, engineering forgings and a range of specialised fasteners for use in the mining and mineral processing industry.

Donhad was acquired by Molycop, the world’s largest manufacturer of steel grinding media, with facilities in Australia, Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and the United States, in April 2018. Molycop is owned by American Industrial Partners (AIP), a US based private equity firm.

Donhad has three grinding media manufacturing operations strategically located in Perth, Newcastle, and Townsville. All three operations meet the stringent requirements of AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 and Occupational Health and Safety Standard AS/NZS 4801:2001. The Perth operation also has a forging and heat treatment facility for the manufacture and supply of specialised fasteners.

Quality, Safety, and Environment

We will always operate as good environmental corporate citizens. Donhad is fully accredited by SGS in Quality, Safety & Environment standards to international ISO standards and monitors this monthly at senior management level. Here at Donhad, we can’t think of anything more important than the safety of our people. The safety of our people is our highest priority. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to make Donhad a safer and more comfortable place to work. As part of this commitment, Donhad has implemented the world-renowned DuPont behavioural safety process.

This programme requires all levels of staff to make changes to general behaviour with a view to improving overall safety. Donhad has also completed a Safety Guarding Project in its three Australian plants and installed robots in our Bassendean, Perth, Western Australia plant to remove the need for interaction between people and plant equipment.

Pollution Incident Response

Donhad has a Pollution Incident Response plan covering its Newcastle operation. For the full details – Click Here.