About Us

KGB Group Australia incorporates both KGB Protective Coatings Pty Ltd and KGB Coating – Site Services.  We are an Australian Company founded in Newcastle in 1965. KGB Group Australia are world leaders in the application of high performance anti corrosion industrial coatings. Our applicators are experienced in coatings and linings used extensively in the Oil and Gas, Shipbuilding, Mining, Marine, Petro Chemical, Power, Infrastructure and Structural Steel industries.


Our Company Management System is implemented across both arms of the business and ensures that Quality, Safety and a risk management approach are assured for all of our projects. Our established facility at Gateshead offers project delivery from start to finish with in house grit blasting and undercover painting 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.


KGB’s track record and history of repeat business is testimony to the high quality, on-time and cost effective project delivery we provide across the KGB Group. KGB has become industry leaders in the removal and disposal of hazardous materials especially in areas such as garnet recycling and disposal, and non-hazardous product cleaning of painting equipment.

KGB Capabilities

KGB consists of 3 facilities:

The First Facility is our Head office at Gateshead (KGB Corporate)
  • This facility is home to our corporate team including top management, Compliance, tendering and administration personnel.


  • The Corporate team consists of 10 staff.
The Second Facility is our blast and paint facility at Gateshead (KGB Protective Coatings and Site Services)

The size of the blast and paint facility allows for large volume throughput and due to the location this can be performed 24 hours a day 7 days a week without interference or disturbance with surrounding neighbours. The large size of our hard stand is very beneficial for allowing our clients to store their products both before and after processing allowing them to overcome unscheduled delays in their planed project delivery times.



  • This facility is approximately 13,500 square meters.


  • 4,500 square meters under cover including two blast chambers and painting area with the remainder as hard stand.


  • KGB’s Gateshead Protective Coatings facility employees 3 staff and 26 trades, non trades and transport personnel. The facility is currently running at approximately 80% utilisation.


  • Our Site Services business has a current workforce of 7 Staff and 15 permanent and 25 casual trade and non-trade personnel. We perform total project delivery in this business division, including structural and mechanical repairs therefor removing the demarcation risk between onsite trades and suppliers from our clients.



KGB has become industry leaders in the removal and disposal of hazardous materials especially in areas such as garnet recycling and disposal, and non-hazardous product cleaning of painting equipment.

 Recent Projects


Rod Halls

Managing Director

KGB Group is Rod’s baby and he looks after it with great care.  Rod brings over 30 years experience in the coatings and blasting Industry. Oversight and supervision of projects including Anzac Frigates Department of Defence Contract, Sydney Trains Projects including Sydney Tunnels. Project Manager/Managing Director Dec, 2004 until current.  Rod strives to optimize operations, reduce costs and improve service quality while strengthening the longevity and sustainability of the business. He is results driven while always ensuring corporate governance and his focus on safety for all remains paramount.

Darach Saunders

Group Business Manager

Over thirty years’ experience in the Engineering and Construction Industry managing both Businesses and Projects.
Areas of responsibility including Project / Site Management, Contract Negotiation, Project Implementation from Concept to Completion.  The depth of Darach’s experience provides KGB with the overall business management expertise to ensure that industrial relations, personnel, safety, quality, scheduling and cost management are all optimised for KGB as a business, and for our clients on every project.

Grant Humphries

Manager Site Services

Grant has over 25 years’ experience in management, business and project works. He is experienced in managing large workforces of up to 150 people, industrial blasting and painting, rehabilitation projects and retail management. His key priority is ensuring that every project undertaken is completed to both KGB and client standards. With responsibility for managing multiple sites across New South Wales, as well as sites in Townsville his key skills include project management, business management, time management, and work flow prioritisation. Key Qualifications: Occupational Health and Safety and Return to Work Coordinator. Fire Safety and Emergency Procedures, Lead Paint Management Certification.

Nathan Bolton

Manager Protective Coatings

Nathan has packed a wealth of experience and qualifications into his 20+ years working in the protective coatings industry.  He is one of a small number of NACE 3 qualified coatings inspectors in Australia and has hands on project and operations management experience on a vast range of projects both throughout Australia and overseas.  Nathan started at the grass roots level of the industry and understands all the steps along the way that are required to achieve safe, excellent quality and on time project delivery – whether in the workshop or in the field.  Key Qualifications:  NACE 3 Inspector, ACA Protective Coatings Quality Control, WHS Certification, Supervision & Maintenance Management Certified.

Lynn Haining

WHSEQ Consultant

Lynn started her career in the petrochemical industry – and the systematic approach and high standards that she learnt there she still maintains today.  She has approximately 30 years working in the Engineering Industry in a broad range of roles including: Quality Assurance, Systems Development and Implementation, Project Engineering, Contract Management, Document Control, WHSE and Human Resources. Lynn’s industry experience includes: Mining & Coal, Infrastructure, Petrochemical/Offshore, Civil, Heavy Industry, Manufacturing and Construction.