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Sharpe® BOPs in stock for immediate dispatch

Upgrade your BOP stack with our range of Integrated® BOPs in stock now.

An increase in drilling and workover operations sees Sharpe® maintaining a supply of API 16A 4th Edition Certified Integrated® BOPs.

We have new BOPs in various sizes and pressure ratings available, with stock in Brisbane ready for immediate dispatch.

If you have demanding workover operations or are planning to put service rigs to work in the region, we have the following stock available:

  • 7 1/16″ 5,000psi Spherical Annular BOPs
  • 7 1/16″ 5,000psi IE™ Style Double Gate Ram BOPs
  • 7 1/16″ 5,000psi IE™ Style Triple Gate Ram BOPs

For deeper high-pressure gas workover, live well or well servicing work we stock the following:

  • 7 1/16″ 10,000psi IU™ Style Double Gate Ram Shear BOP and matching Annular

For clients in the drilling space, we also have Integrated® API 16A BOP stacks (Annular and Double Gate) in the following sizes:

  • 9″ 3,000psi IE™ Style Double Gate Ram BOPs and matching Annular
  • 11″ 3,000psi IWS™ Style Double Gate Ram BOPs and matching Annular
  • 11″ 5,000psi IWS™ Style Double Gate Ram BOPs

We stock a full range of critical spares and all of our well control packages can be supported with our API certified accessories including HCR valves, spools, mud crosses, adaptors, BOP test mandrels and test stumps.

Get in touch with our team for a quote or to find out more.

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Sharpe® recognised as Established Family Business of the year at FBA Excellence Awards

Sharpe® celebrated with Family Business Association (FBA) last week in Cairns, winning the Established Family Business 2024 award at the FBA Business Excellence Awards.

The Awards Gala Dinner took centre stage during the FBA’s Asia Pacific Conference, drawing together a diverse array of family businesses and regional award finalists from across Australia and New Zealand.

The Family Business Excellence Awards are presented to an outstanding family business demonstrating excellence and achievement in the core business principles of Governance, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship.

CEO of FBA, Catherine Sayer said “the Family Business Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of families and individuals in respected and successful family businesses of all sizes and at all stages, acknowledging the significant economic and social contribution they make to Australia and New Zealand.”

This award honours the commitment of Sharpe® towards preserving family ownership and how involvement by the entire Sharpe Family, as a second-generation business, has helped propel the company towards growth, to become a leading Australian manufacturer in its industry.

On winning the award, Ellen Bain, CEO of Sharpe®, conveyed the profound passion the Sharpe Family hold for their company saying, “Our focus has always been on quality, continuous improvement, employee development and training, and family values—we are passionate about family business and everyone at Sharpe® is considered a part of the Sharpe Family.”

This accolade follows Sharpe® taking out the ‘Established Family Business — Queensland’ Award last year, further cementing its reputation for excellence in the family business landscape.

Ellen says, “the FBA’s commitment to recognising excellence in family business is commendable. It’s an incredible community to belong to with a diverse range of members each with an inspiring story to share.”

“Completing the FBA Emerging Leaders Program highlighted the importance of strong governance and strategic planning for growth. It has influenced my leadership approach and provided us with valuable guidance in succession planning.”

This award also marks 29 years since the company was founded by Peter and Anne Sharpe.

Reflecting on this journey Peter recollects, “What we started with, was a dream to have a quality machine shop—we weren’t imagining the growth that we see today! Our growth has stemmed from client demand and opportunity, and we embraced those opportunities with integrity and teamwork.” He adds, “Sharpe® wouldn’t be the business it is today, without our focus on family, honesty and quality. It’s these values that win every time and I believe that Liz, Ellen and Jon, along with Streety and our dedicated team, growing Sharpe® to what it is today is our best achievement.”

On stage to accept this award was Peter and Anne, Liz, Ellen and Jon, their partners Nathan, Scott and Alexa (Scott and Alexa also work in the family business) along with Mark Street (Streety), who has been an integral member of the Sharpe Family for over 27 years, working closely with Peter & Anne and their family.

Sharpe® extends a heartfelt congratulations to all the finalists who convened from across the Asia Pacific region to be recognised at these awards, each with a shared dedication to legacy and nurturing family values in business.

Read more about Our Company and Values.


(L-R) FBA Chair, Angus Kennard, Mark Street, Nathan Bennett, Elizabeth Sharpe, Ellen Bain, Scott Bain, Jon Sharpe, Alexa Velasquez, Anne Sharpe and Peter Sharpe.

(L-R) FBA CEO, Catherine Sayer, Elizabeth Sharpe, Ellen Bain, Jon Sharpe, and FBA Chair, Angus Kennard.

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Sharpe® Christmas Operating Hours 2023

We would like to wish our valued Customers and Suppliers a happy and safe Christmas. 

Our Richlands, Virginia, and Zillmere facilities will be closed from 4:00pm Thursday 7th December 2023, reopening at 8am Monday 11th December 2023, to give our Brisbane team a chance to travel to and enjoy our staff Christmas party in Roma.

Our Roma and Brisbane workshops will be closed as of 4:00pm on Friday 22nd December 2023, and reopening on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. 

Sharpe® will have limited personnel in each of our workshops over the festive period to cater for any urgent machine shop work. We will not have the capacity to accept customer drop-off or collections during the closure period unless pre-arranged.

For any urgent enquiries, please call:

Roma Office:
07 4622 5656

Brisbane Office:
07 3865 4646

Richlands Office:
07 3375 4388

Or email:

We value your support and thank you for your business over the last 12 months. From the entire Sharpe Family, we wish you all the best for 2024! 

Warm Regards,

Sharpe® Management & Staff

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Sharpe® awarded Family Business Association’s ‘Established Family Business QLD’

Sharpe® are thrilled to announce that we have been recognised at the Family Business Association (FBA) Business Excellence Awards winning ‘Established Family Business QLD’.

Each year, this accolade recognises an established family business that exemplifies the principles of governance, entrepreneurship, and stewardship in their operations.

Coinciding with our 28 Year milestone, Sharpe® was presented the award during the FBA’s 25 Year Luncheon. Accepting the award was the 2nd generation of the Sharpe family, Elizabeth Sharpe, Jon Sharpe, and Ellen Bain, who shared,

“We are passionate about family business and everyone at Sharpe® is considered a part of the family.”

We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate FBA who are celebrating their own 25 Year milestone!  The advice, support and inspiration that you have provided to our organisation and family over this time has been empowering and invaluable. Please keep up the amazing work your team are doing in celebrating Australian family businesses and the remarkable individuals behind them.

“From our first national conference, we were hooked” Ellen says, adding that the FBA “is a great community to be a part of with a diverse range of industries, generations, and inspiring emerging and legacy businesses.”

We would like to congratulate the other nominees, including Queensland Sheet & Steel Pty Ltd who took out the ‘Legacy Family Business Award QLD’. We would also like to thank FBA and the judges who have dedicated their time and expertise to evaluate a number of exceptional nominees all vying for this coveted award.

Sharpe® will now line up with other established family businesses from across Australia competing for the coveted title of ‘Australian Established Family Business of the Year’.


Read more about Sharpe®’s Vision, Mission, and Values HERE.

(L-R) Elizabeth Sharpe, Anne Sharpe, Peter Sharpe, Ellen Bain, Mark Street, Jon Sharpe, Alexa Velasquez.

(L-R) Ellen Bain, Elizabeth Sharpe, FBA Advisor, Marina Skinner, and Anne Sharpe.

(L-R) Mark Street, Elizabeth Sharpe, FBA Chair, Angus Kennard along with FBA CEO, Catherine Sayer, Ellen Bain, Peter Sharpe, Anne Sharpe, Jon Sharpe and Alexa Velasquez.

Ellen, Elizabeth, and Jon accepting the award, presented by Haley Sorgel from Gallagher.

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Sharpe® is delighted to announce Ellen Bain as CEO

After being at the helm for 27 years, Peter Sharpe, together with Anne Sharpe, are delighted to announce that now is the right time to pass the baton to the next leader, appointing Ellen Bain as CEO of Sharpe®.

Peter and Anne Sharpe founded Sharpe® in 1995, committed to building a strong business forged on the principles of quality and exceptional service, relying on the industry experience and know-how that had led them to that point.

When Ellen joined the company on the 13th January 2003, she quickly came to learn every aspect of Sharpe® as a business, holding various roles before eventually taking over as CAO from Anne in 2020. In recent years, Ellen has assisted Peter, assuming various CEO responsibilities as Peter commenced his plan to step back from the CEO role.

Ellen has shown that she is an exceptional and knowledgeable leader with vast experience in business administration processes. A forward thinker, skilled in strategy and leadership, Ellen understands the key aspects that drive growth in a manufacturing business and the challenges facing both the industry and the organisation.

She has been instrumental in further growing the Sharpe® footprint as a leading supplier to the resources industry, overseeing the recent expansion of the company into new markets and guiding the company through a rebrand and restructure following the acquisition of an allied company. Through these experiences and more, Ellen has held true to the company values, ‘Quality, Integrity & Teamwork’, while having refined and demonstrated her own personal business values — Strong Governance, Strategic Planning for Growth, and maintaining a ‘People First’ approach in all that Sharpe® does.

Her progression to CEO is a natural evolution and a positive way forward in continuing the legacy that Peter and Anne strived for. Everyone at Sharpe® is excited for what Ellen will bring to the role, and confident she will take the organisation into the next phase of the Sharpe® journey.

This announcement coincides with Ellen celebrating 20 years of service at Sharpe® this January.  Please join us in congratulating Ellen on this milestone and her new appointment to the role of CEO, effective from 1st January 2023.

As we thank the outgoing CEO, we look back on the company’s achievements and all that Peter and Anne have built. Peter’s tenure as CEO saw tremendous growth for Sharpe® which would not have been possible without his tireless work ethic, and commitment to quality and innovation in manufacturing process and technology — all while holding strong to the company’s family values.

As a business, Sharpe® has never been stronger, with a glowing pride in being an Australian, family-owned manufacturing company, an unwavering dedication to exceptional customer service and quality, and a mission to “Create a Quality Future”.

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Sharpe® Christmas Operating Hours

We would like to thank our valued Clients and Suppliers a happy and safe Christmas. Our Roma facility will be closed from 4:30pm Thursday 1st December 2022, reopening at 8am Monday 5th December 2022, to give our Roma team a chance to travel to and enjoy our staff Christmas party in Brisbane.

Our Roma and Brisbane workshops will be closed as of 4:00pm on Friday 23rd December 2022, and reopening on Tuesday 3rd January 2023. 

Sharpe® will have limited personnel in each of our workshops over the festive period to cater for any urgent machine shop work. We will not have the capacity to accept customer drop-off or collections during the closure period unless pre-arranged.

For any urgent enquiries, please call:

Roma Office:
07 4622 5656

Brisbane Office:
07 3865 4646

Richlands Office:
07 3375 4388

Or email:

We value your support and thank you for your business over the last 12 months. From the entire Sharpe Family, we wish you all the best for 2023! 

Warm Regards,

Sharpe® Management & Staff

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Sharpe® announces acquisition of Well Control Solutions from Perenti

We are pleased to announce that Sharpe Engineering Holdings Pty Ltd (Sharpe®) has acquired Energy Drilling Australia Pty Ltd, trading as Well Control Solutions (WCS).

Well Control Solutions are one of Australia’s largest onshore well control equipment suppliers. The purchase of WCS from Perenti on 1 April 2022, strategically aligns with the growth objectives of our company and will allow Sharpe® to provide a wider range of products and services for our clients in the resources and energy sectors.

With WCS regarded as leaders in their field, this acquisition presents an exciting opportunity for Sharpe® to expand its offering to equipment supply, servicing, spare parts, rental solutions, and recertification of, as well as training in pressure control equipment. This will complement our existing capability in engineering design, repair and manufacturing of drilling, completion and wellhead equipment to API Q1, 5CT, 6A, 7-1 and 16A certification.

Sharpe® will now proudly offer distribution, sales, and service support for well-known brands, including

Sharpe® aims to invest in WCS, strengthening their position in the market. We believe this alignment will create significant growth opportunities for both Sharpe®, WCS and its employees, all of whom will be transferring with the sale. In line with our own company values, together we will continue to provide the excellent service that WCS customers have come to expect. It will be business as usual for WCS with the team continuing to operate from their current location at Richlands and all points of contact to remain the same.

If you have any questions about this exciting news, please contact us at any time.

To our clients and suppliers, we thank you for your ongoing support which has made this acquisition possible. We look forward to introducing you to some of the WCS core products, services and team very soon.

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Sharpe® now licensed to offer JFE premium threading

Sharpe® have successfully qualified as a licensee for JFE premium casing and tubing threads. 

Headquartered in Japan, JFE is regarded as an industry leader in the engineering design and supply of premium OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods) and is part of JFE Steel Corporation.

Sharpe®’s Virginia facility has been awarded JFE global licence #99 following an extensive audit and qualifying process. Our licencing agreement covers all JFE premium threads and we have qualified for machining of JFE BearTM and FoxTM threaded connections. Our machining capability in Virginia caters for tubing and casing products ranging from 2 3/8” to 20” diameters. Our qualification also covers the strict post-machining thread surface finish requirements of manganese phosphate undertaken in-house.

The addition of JFE premium threading to our Brisbane operation enhances the support offered to both onshore and offshore Oil & Gas Operators and end users.

The advantage of local supply, combined with our engineering capability and technical expertise, will enable Sharpe® to offer clients a faster turn around on local manufacture of critical downhole tools being delivery to the well site.

This licensing complements our existing product range of casing and tubing accessories including:

  • Casing Pup Joints
  • Tubing Pup Joints
  • Blast Joints
  • Tubing Swage Crossovers
  • Casing Hangers
  • Tubing Hangers
  • Casing Drive Subs
  • Tubing and Casing Haul Subs
  • Cementing equipment including Cement Heads, Float Shoes & Float Collars
  • Water Bushings
  • Repair of casing and tubing JFE threaded connections
  • Flow Couplings
  • Casing Hanger Run Tools


To find out how Sharpe® can support your premium JFE threading and manufacturing requirements, contact our Brisbane Team:

Ph: 07 4622 5656


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A Decade in the Making

Two of our superstar employees are celebrating 10 years with Sharpe® this month.

Many of our clients will be familiar with the dulcet tones and welcoming smile of Lyn Joliffe, our receptionist in Roma and first point of contact when you make an inquiry through our website.

Our Business Development Manager and Director Mark van der Westen is equally well known as the man who ensures all our clients needs are met and new clients are made to feel welcome.

Both Lyn and Mark joined the company at a time of rapid expansion a decade ago as we planned and prepared to open our Zillmere and Virginia operations in Brisbane.

We couldn’t have done it without them.

So much has changed in 10 years except for the dedication of our fantastic staff.

Congratulations to both on reaching this milestone.