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Ross George

Managing Director Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours, Melbourne University. Commenced his career as a Project Engineer and established Austeng over 25 years ago. Ross brings novel engineering design, flair and innovative thought to projects.  He is also responsible for the overall direction of the company and heads the Estimating Department. Ross has been inducted […]

Marcus Cowie

General Manager. A mechanical engineer from Monash University. Marcus joined the company in 1994 and has worked on a variety of projects in design, mechanical, electrical and programming capacities as well as project management. As General Manager he is responsible for the smooth running of projects through the various departments.

Dylan Mayson

Mechanical Engineer. Dylan graduated from Deakin University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering (Hons) with a prior mechanical trade background. He manages maintenance support for wide range of our client’s plant and equipment. Dylan also provides mechanical engineering, design and project management support to Austeng projects.

John George

Consultant. One of the original shareholders and engineers. Over 40 years experience in innovative engineering and management he is now a consultant, thus helping to maintain his legacy of engineering excellence.

Lyn George

Director. Bachelor of Laws with Honours, Melbourne University. Background experience in commercial litigation. Performs legal and managerial functions within the company. Her legal background and communications skills add commercial depth to the company. Has been instrumental in Austeng’s transition to new areas of advanced manufacturing. OAM Over the 2020 Queen’s Birthday weekend, Lyn was awarded […]

Ron Mcdonald

Design Manager. Graduated R.M.I.T Mechanical Engineering 1982. Since commencing employment with Austeng in the 80’s Ron has been involved in all aspects of the business including design, specification, procurement, manufacture, installation and commissioning. He now heads our Design Department.

Dave Habgood

Service Manager / Electrical Engineer. He graduated from the Monash University with a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Hons). He heads the Service Department specialising in crematoria clients. David also heads our Electrical Engineering department with experience in PLC control systems and a passion to implement IOT/ Industry 4.0 into our machines.

Tim Van Slageren

Furnace Specialist and “A” Grade Electrician. Has worked on our furnaces for over 15 years. He now project manages our furnace installation projects and up-grades.

Brad Hutton

BRAD HUTTON Project Manager. Brad has worked in the company for more than 20 years, having completed his trade apprenticeship with us. Brad’s organisational and time management skills ensures our equipment is manufactured, delivered and is commissioned promptly with a minimum of fuss. His depth of experience and trade background in sheet metal plus his […]

AUSTENG Joule Cremator

The latest “Joule” is made in Australia and is packed with unique and innovative features that will ensure it continues to set the standards against which all other designs are measured. The “Joule” Cremator has undergone several changes since its introduction, but a common thread links every stage of its development – INNOVATION. ADVANTAGES OF […]


Recent leading edge catafalque designs demonstrate how catafalque function can be modified in innovative and flexible ways to operate in new contexts. ROOKWOOD CATHOLIC, SYDNEY At the end of 2015 Austeng manufactured and installed a new catafalque for Catholic Cemeteries and Crematoria’s Sacred heart Chapel at Rookwood Catholic. This fixed catafalque was custom designed to […]

Transfer Van Module

In consultation with members of the funeral and cremation industry we have developed a module that provides an efficient, ergonomic, worker friendly system to utilize the full capacity of any transfer van. This helps to minimize the risk of back injury and assists compliance with health and safety regulations and requirements. Other advantages include its […]


Proceeds of the Orthometals cremated metals recycling program have been used by SMCT to deliver “Aidan’s Legacy”. Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (NSW) is participating is an Orthometals program that creates the opportunity to recycle surgical metals remaining after cremation. Funds raised are being directed towards families using Eastern Suburbs or Woronora Memorial Park’s services, who […]

Auslite Gantry

The Auslite gantry is the next step towards a a’no lift’ cemetery services industry. Austeng and Lite Industries have collaborated to develop the Auslite gantry to address the risks of manual handling of coffins and monumental ledgers.  Risk of injury to funeral directors, cemetery staff and family members is reduced by use of the gantry. […]


The AUSLITE gantry is here.  The next step in a ‘no lift’ industry. There has been a growing awareness of the risks and responsibilities associated with the manual handling within cemeteries especially coffins and ledgers for some time now.  These risks and responsibilities are growing as OH&S legislation becomes more onerous, coffins become larger and […]


Austeng has finished commissioning a new catafalque at Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria’s Sacred Heart Chapel at Rookwood. The Catafalque was custom designed into fit into an existing pit inside the chapel. The attendant can select a half lower function where the casket just lowers from view, or a full lower function where once the casket is […]

Automated Charge Bier

The Austeng Automatic Charge Bier is designed to take all the heavy manual handling of coffins away from the Cremator operator. It is also specifically set-up to ensure your staff are more than 2 metres away from the Cremator especially when the Charge Door is open. Our Automatic Charge Bier therefore represents the latest in […]


A recent Sydney Morning Herald article on how the obesity crisis is affecting funeral directors, cemeteries and crematoria alike. SMH 3/8/14 – Obesity crisis takes toll on pallbearers Austeng have a range of products including cremators and handling equipment specifically engineered to cater for the larger deceased commonly seen nowadays.