The History of Carli Engineering

Carli Engineering started back in the late 50’s after Emilio Carli emigrated from Italy seeking better opportunities away from post war Europe.  After working in several areas around Victoria, he started a small wrought iron business in his home in one of the bedrooms.  Some of the wrought iron fencing work can still be seen around the Ballarat area today.

Once work started to expand Emilio set up business in Peel Street Nth as a one man show.  He built playground equipment for local Councils as well as agricultural machinery.  It wasn’t long before the business expanded to the point where he purchased a block of land in Sutton Street and built his own shed. 

Over the years he employed numerous locals along with his sons Ric and Stefan who completed apprenticeships there.   Both sons went their own way over the years and eventually Emilio retired in the early 1990’s.   He passed away in 2013 at age 84.

Ric took over the name and continued trading as Carli Engineering in two separate sheds in Laidlaw Drive Delacombe.  Eventually Carli Engineering moved to its new and much larger location in Raydon Court where it continues business in its current format.

Ric’s business partner Brian retired at the end of 2015 and his brother Stefan came back into the business.

Carli Engineering has developed its expertise in the heavy vehicle body building area.  They provide a full service range to the client offering a custom built unit that suits their needs.  They also have the expertise in vehicle mounted crane installation and servicing, chassis repair, extension and shortening, meatrail manufacturing and installation, along with other general engineering.


Carli Engineering ensures that all your fabrication work is completed to the highest of standards first time, every time!

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2 Raydon Court, Delacombe, Vic 3356, Australia

0408991971 (Ric)

0408391970 (Stef)

03 5336 1493 (FAX)

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