Accurate Australia began in 2001 when Craig Honeyman set out to provide support tooling for the timber milling and manufacturing industries not previously available in Australia. With a focus on innovative and affordable solutions, and good old fashioned friendly service, Accurate soon grew to become one of Australia’s leading providers of tooling products.
Over the past 15 years, Accurate has continued to grow, adding more people to the team, moving premises and expanding into new markets. Today, Accurate remains a privately owned Australian business, continuing to focus on offering a leading range of woodworking solutions that meet the needs of an ever evolving market.
The Accurate Group is comprised of three companies:
- Accurate Australia
- Panel Tools Online
- Accurate Machinery
Each company delivers focused solutions to address a specific market need, and together they operate in an integrated fashion to provide end-to-end woodworking solutions to our valued customers.
Our group of companies was born from the clear belief in ‘building partnerships’. We believe in doing business for the long-term, and we believe that one of our greatest strengths is found in the support we offer our customers.
When Accurate partners with your team, you benefit from the knowledge of our experienced professionals who listen carefully and ask questions to understand your needs, deliver solutions that exceed your expectations and follow-up regularly to ensure your continued satisfaction. We help you tackle your toughest wood machining challenges and believe that the combination of our products and our people help our customers succeed. That’s the Accurate brand, and that’s our promise to you.
The Accurate Group Difference
Industry leading quality and reliability
We comb the globe to source a complete range of high-quality wood machining products that deliver reliable, precise results over decades of use.
Five star service that spans the country
If you live in Australia, you’re just around the corner! Our friendly and professional team travel the country, getting to know your business, what you need and when you need it.
To us, customers and suppliers are merely dictionary terms. At Accurate, we believe in building partnerships where the link between all parties is equally beneficial. We all need great customers, but we also need exceptional and trusted suppliers to support them!
Training and support come standard
It’s almost impossible to effectively operate and understand a new product’s full potential immediately. That’s why we always ensure you and your staff are fully trained in the correct operational method so you’re getting the most out of your Accurate product!
Continuous improvement to achieve perfect results
Today’s timber industry faces relentless challenges of producing product faster, better and more economical than ever before. These challenges require the most reliable and hardworking support tooling to allow machines to function at their true potential. Since our humble beginnings in 2001, Accurate’s vision has been to meet this challenge by setting the standard for delivering woodworking solutions that Australian businesses count on. Through continuous improvement, we aim to create the perfect result between the machine and the finished timber product.
Inspire others and share our passion
As a leading provider of timber products, we don’t just define ourselves as simply a tooling or consumable supplier. We’re also passionate about inspiring and educating others to get the most out of Australia’s unique and beautiful timber resource. By providing the tools and knowledge base, we aim to inspire others to learn about the industry we live and breathe here at Accurate, and encourage future generations to pursue a career in the timber industry.
Accurate Australia founder, Craig Honeyman, learned the tools of his trade in the DEVETIR tool room, becoming a trade qualified wood machinist in furniture and joinery, and later moving into moulding applications. Over the years Craig transitioned to a Technical Sales Rep role focusing on Leuco products, and later represented Homag Group and other manufacturers in the flat panel industry.
In 1994, Craig started work with Weinig Australia, a leading manufacturer of machines and systems for the solid wood processing industry. After several years supplying and installing Weinig moulders, grinders, finger jointers and docking saws, Craig became increasingly frustrated when these machines couldn’t reach their full potential due to the support tooling available in the Australian market. After speaking with a number of engineers in the Weinig factory in Germany, Craig began work with European manufacturers to supply high quality support tooling to complement the Weinig machinery. And so Accurate Australia was born, opening its’ doors in 2001.
In the early years, Accurate operated in the local Queensland market, however it soon became apparent there was a strong need for a national specialist in timber support tooling. Craig’s vision to help timber manufacturers across Australia work smarter and achieve more through progressive change and innovation have led Accurate to where we are today – the industry leader in timber support tooling with a sales and support presence spanning the country.
It’s now been more than 21 years since Craig first shook hands with those European suppliers. Over the years the quality of Accurate’s products and the unstoppable spirit of our founder Craig and his passionate team have allowed Accurate to continually set new standards. Our accelerated growth has also seen Accurate diversify into newmarkets within the timber industry.
By any measure, Accurate have come a long way. But we really haven’t changed. We are still a privately owned company offering the warm, friendly welcome of a family business, but with all the passion, enthusiasm and drive of national leading supplier. And Craig is still doing what he loves best – partnering with solid timber manufacturers to help them create the perfect result between the machine and the finished timber product.
It’s not just our superior range of timber products that defines the Accurate brand. It’s our people and the knowledgeable service they provide to our customers that truly makes us an industry leader.
The Accurate Australia Team
Meet the talented Accurate Australia team:
Craig Honeyman Craig has been in the timber industry for over 26 years, with over 17 years’ experience selling Weinig, wood processing machinery to industry professionals. As Director of Accurate, Craig is always busy wearing out his shoe leather visiting customers around the country, or meeting with suppliers to understand and deliver the most cutting edge support tooling available in the market. You’ll also still catch Craig in the tool room at any chance he gets... First loves never die!
Leanne Honeyman Responsible for all areas of administrative operation, Leanne is the glue that holds Accurate together! Leanne's efficiency and high level of organisation ensures all orders are received, processed and delivered on time, every time. Leanne works closely with both our suppliers and customers to ensure every part of the ordering process runs smoothly from start to finish!
Stephanie Gibbs Joining the Accurate family in 2012 as an administration assistant, Stephanie soon progressed to a Sales Management role. As the primary contact for sales, Stephanie plays a vital role in our continued growth across Australia by visiting and establishing strong relationships with our valued customers. Her enthusiasm and passion for meeting new people ensures our customers are always well looked after and have everything they need. Our customers love Stephanie, and we do too!
Fraser Killen Having graduated from Year 12 at St Patrick’s College in 2017 with a dazzling OP1, Fraser is already on his way to a promising future. He has already been an important member of the Accurate Australia team for over a year, working in the tool room over school holidays. Now, Fraser is a casual Tooling Technician and will combine working at Accurate with his studies at University of Queensland. He is undertaking a Bachelor of Engineering and Business Management, with a major in Aeronautical Engineering.
Joining the Accurate team means being invited to join one of Australia's largest, dynamic and fastest-growing timber tooling companies. It means thriving in a workplace of constant innovation and positive change. It means enjoying a supportive and rewarding environment and working for a privately owned business who believe their people are their greatest asset.
Chris Roberts Since joining the Accurate Australia team as Sales Manager, Chris has accumulated copious frequent flyer miles. Customers right across the country have received visits from Chris and enjoyed tapping into his vast product knowledge and practical know-how. As an ambassador for the business, Chris’s friendly face and obliging nature are highly valued assets.
Nick Baildon Another 2017 St Patrick’s College graduate, Nick is also set to embark on a university degree. He has deferred his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering for six months to work full time at Accurate Australia and gain some hands-on skills and work experience. With a keen interest in high performance cars, Nick hopes to save up for his dream machine, a Porsche Carrera GT. Until then, he is enjoying overseeing the tooling room.
Alan Gibbons Alan is the newest addition to the Accurate family. With a history of more than four decades in woodworking machinery and tools sales and a passion for organisation and innovation, he looks forward to meeting customers across his tri-state territory. Newcastle-born but based in Melbourne for years, he says the role will give him an opportunity to connect customers with new innovations and solutions through the products and services we offer.
Kate Honeyman Kate is Craig and Leanne’s eldest daughter. She graduated from grade 12 in 2017 and is now looking forward to commencing her Bachelor of Science & Secondary Teaching. She is enjoying playing an active role in the family business and will continue to work part time while undertaking her studies.
If you'd like to join our team and become an extension of the Accurate family and brand, please send us a message via our Contact Us page, or call our team on 1800 077 862.