About Us


RIMS Engineering is a Tasmanian owned and run business which has been providing high quality hydraulic, pneumatic and filtration products and services since 1981.

The company operates from a large workshop facility and sales office in Hobart, Tasmania. Our technicians travel around the state, around the country and around the world assisting businesses with their air and fluid power requirements.

It’s elemental: RIMS Engineering is all about air and fluid; pneumatics and hydraulics. Our air power services include pneumatics, compressors, compressed air treatment, air dryers, and gas generation systems. Our fluid power services include hydraulics, marine systems and deck machinery. We provide complete filtration systems for all our hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

RIMS Engineering provide a complete package of services, we can help our clients from the conceptualisation and design phase of their project right through to installation and commissioning. All our staff are highly trained and together have a vast inter-disciplinary knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic and filtration systems. We take a whole of system approach to our work aiming to provide clients with solutions which are reliable, efficient and exceed their expectations by providing great service and using world leading suppliers.


Our History

Riley Industrial & Marine Sales (now RIMS Engineering) was founded in 1981 by Richard Riley, one of Tasmania's leading fluid power experts. Richard had worked extensively problem solving and improving products for the local fishing fleet including anchor winches and pot haulers. He recognised there was a need for a specialised hydraulic and pneumatic company to service the local industrial and marine market, and thus RIMS was born.

One of Richard's earliest clients was Tasmanian ferry operator Robert Clifford who went on to form the internationally recognised company Incat Tasmania. RIMS Engineering were contracted to supply and install hydraulic and pneumatic components for the vessels built by Incat. Over the next 20 years as Incat grew so did Richard's business. As the business grew larger it also became more diverse, taking the hydraulic and pneumatic skills learned in the marine industry and applying them across the industrial landscape from production lines to utilities.

RIMS Engineering is renowned for it’s technical expertise and diversity in solving hydraulic and pneumatic problems and designing and manufacturing products that are unique or new concepts. RIMS Engineering has distribution relationships with several market leading brands including air systems from IMI Norgren pneumatics and Sullair Compressors, hydraulic systems from Eaton hydraulics and Hydac hydraulics and Filtration and Gas Generation systems by Parker filtration.


Key Staff

Caleb Frampton General Manager

Caleb has been working at RIMS Engineering since 2008. Caleb began his career as a Technical Representative and Service Supervisor before becoming General Manager in 2012. Prior to working at RIMS Engineering Caleb worked as a Project Manager in the Melbourne construction industry. Caleb has a Diploma of Management and is a qualified A grade electrician.

Vanessa Riley Director

Vanessa began working as a Director of RIMS Engineering in 2002, becoming a full time working Director and Company Secretary in 2009. Vanessa’s background prior to this was in the finance industry. Vanessa’s primary roles are business planning, financial control and legal & administrative compliance. Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has qualifications in Management and Finance.

Paul McNamara Area Sales Manager

Paul began working at RIMS Engineering in January 2017 after moving to Tasmania from Western Australia. Prior to taking up his roles as Area Sales Manager Paul worked in Technical Sales in mine sites and industrial installations across Western Australia and Queensland for more than 13 years. Paul has extensive hands-on experience with industrial automation bearings, industrial gearboxes, industrial pumps and pneumatics.

Rhett Newick Workshop Coordinator

Rhett Newick began working at RIMS Engineering in July 2016 as Workshop Coordinator. Rhett’s background prior to this was in the Oil and Gas Industry working as a Chief Mechanic on offshore oil rigs in Indonesia for 20 years. Rhett has knowledge in all areas of maintenance, servicing and troubleshooting mechanical equipment. Rhett is a qualified Diesel Fitter having completed his apprenticeship with Detroit Diesel in Brisbane.

Phillip Bridge Internal Operations Manager

Phil began his career at RIMS Engineering 14 years ago as a Customer Service Representative. In 2014 Phil took on the role of Internal Operations Manager and is responsible for the functions of internal sales, customer service, procurement and stores management. Prior to RIMS Engineering Phil had many years’ experience in Technical Sales and Customer Service roles specialising in pneumatics and hydraulics.

Craig Ford Customer Service Representative

Craig is RIMS Engineering’s longest serving employee, beginning his career with the company in 1995. During his long tenure at the company Craig has worked in many and varied roles including managing large scale projects both in Tasmania and overseas. Craig is highly regarded for his technical expertise and experience honed over many years, particularly within the marine industry.

Michael Chadwick Workshop Supervisor

Michael Chadwick has worked as a senior trades-person at RIMS Engineering for more than 20 years. Over this time Michael has worked in many capacities, most recently overseeing the successful completion of several large projects. Michael has qualifications in several mechanical disciplines including fitting, machining, fabrication, welding and hydraulics.

Todd Kinzett Area Sales Manager

Todd took up the role of Area Sales Manager at RIMS Engineering after moving to Hobart from Melbourne in July 2017. Todd began his career in the Electronics and Information Technology sector in New Zealand. Todd has extensive Technical Sales experience having provided service and support to the industrial, manufacturing, medical and military sectors in both Melbourne and New Zealand for the past 15 years.