Bob Jolly Precision engineers history

A brief description of our very long history

The late Bob Jolly was a very interesting man.

As a motorbike-crazy teenager he started learning his craft in his father's very well equipped workshop, turning out spare parts for his fellow riders. His skills in both the workshop and on the racing track grew from his early passion.

Throughout the mid 70s Bob Jolly competed across Europe in Motorcycle Racing - known today as Moto GP.

Upon Bob's return to Adelaide in 1979 he established Bob Jolly & Co Racing, serving the needs of the wider racing community throughout Australia and internationally. Back then it was a simple lathe and milling machine setup in St Peters.

A legend is born

By the mid 80's Bob Jolly & Co Racing - later known as Bob Jolly & Co Machining - was successfully manufacturing replica veteran motorcycles and motorcycle engines and gearboxes from scratch for famous brands such as Norton, Vellocette and Triumph, to name a few.

He relocated his workshop to Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills and his reputation for high quality precision engineering built a legend. By 1994 Bob Jolly & Co Machining had begun to grow so rapidly that the business was relocated to 82-84 Francis Road Wingfield, where we still operate today.

An enduring tradition

It was shortly after this move that Bob Jolly & Co Machining purchased the first of many CNC Machines, closely followed by a comprehensive range of gear cutting machinery along with an ever growing list of diverse engineering machinery. This commitment to both the latest technology and old-school techniques has continued to this day. Sometimes the old machines produce the highest quality work more economically than the latest technology.

Today we're proud of Bob's legacy and our continuing reputation as the "go-to" company for precision engineering and gear cutting services.