Complex and large steel fabrication projects have long been tackled with gusto by Italsteel WA. The family owned and run business has worked with Pindan for the past 15 years, forging a strong partnership on countless projects including the Karratha Senior High School and Swire Oilfields, the Pundulmurra Health and Training Centre and Kingsway Christian College. Founder Alex Gismondi and his sons, Steve and Fabio, have been committed to a tradition of friendly and reliable service – matched with quality fabrication – for 37 years. Based in Welshpool, Italsteel is recognised as a leader in its field and names Pindan as one of its most important clients, as well as engineering firms and both the WA and Commonwealth governments.
A team of 40 workshop staff and 12 support/managerial staff has successfully delivered about 2,800 construction and engineering projects, ranging from retail centres and government buildings to defence contracts.
While preferring to keep the secrets of their success close to his chest, General Manager Peter Goulios said Italsteel was proud to have a record of excellent staff retention.
“This is unprecedented in our industry and as a result, the knowledge, experience and practices we follow at Italsteel set us apart from our competitors,” he said.
“We also really value our reputation for fostering long-term relationships with clients and suppliers.”
“Culture and fit in an organisation is really important to us,” he said.
“We have found that from the top at Pindan – the Directors, Estimators and Construction Managers to the Project Managers, Contract Administrators, Site Managers and Supervisors – all staff have been polite and professional.”
Peter said Pindan and Italsteel also shared a common goal in regard to best practice delivery of a project.
“This is really important to a subcontractor,” he added. “If I can liken it to needing a very basic ingredient such as flour when baking a cake – it just won’t work if you don’t have the essential ingredient from the beginning.”
The opportunity to share a few laughs and jokes was another vital ingredient, he said.
“Quite often it is a rugby joke, a soccer joke or a footy joke,” he said. “Remember, many of us in this great industry are Europeans so you can’t help but have a joke and laugh on Monday!
“Pindan has a number of really good people with whom we enjoy working and who help make the effort and commitment to pricing, winning and delivering jobs, mutually rewarding and satisfying.”