The Jones & Rickard Group shares a rich tradition dating back to the 1920's.

A brief history of the Jones & Rickard Group

1926 - Founded by Bill Rickard and Varcoe Jones in Sydney, to repair electric motors
1934 - Began design & manufacture of Scientific Electromagnets for local universities and small Magnets for Plate Lifting
1945 - Developed & patented a system of Dynamic Balancing
1950 - Began manufacturing Electric Motors for Mining
1956 - Moved to larger premises in Waterloo, Sydney
1960 - Phil Rickard takes over as M.D. upon the retirement of Bill Rickard
1967 - Began designing & manufacturing large Electromagnets for the Steel Industry including Ball Magnets & Slab Lifting Magnets
1974 - Justin Rickard takes over as M.D. upon retirement of Phil Rickard, also developing Frequency Changers for aviation & critical power

1980's - Now one of Australia's largest Rotating Machine service companies with a presence in each state

1998 - Board agrees to sell the majority of the Rotating business to Global Giant ABB 

  • Electromagnet and Dynamic Balancing operation relocates to Smithfield, Sydney

2012 - Justin Rickard retires, Peter Hackney & Arthur Steed manage the Operation

2014 - Board conducts a Strategic review

2015 - Strategy implemented to invest & grow

  • Peter Hackney retires, remaining involved on a consulting basis.
  • Rod Abell joins as General Manager, and Michael Sears is promoted to Operations Manager - J&R Magnetics
  • Dynamic Electrical Constructions re-branded to 'Dynelec'
  • Dynelec becomes a Licensed Eaton xEnergy partner for the design and manufacture of Motor Control Centres & Switchboards
  • Dynelec becomes AS4801 (OHS Systems) & NSW Govt WHS Systems Edition 5 accredited
  • Dynelec signs a 5 year contract to provide site electrical services to Sydney Water                                                                             

2016 - After 37 years of part ownership, the Jones & Rickard Group acquires the balance of Dynelec,marching forward on the Strategic Growth Plan

  • Dynelec becomes a 100% owned subsidiary of the Jones & Rickard Group
  • Phil Peckman stepped back from day-to-day management, remaining invested in the Group's future as a Director and significant Shareholder.
  • Rod Abell becomes CEO of the Jones & Rickard Group
  • Belinda Peckman becomes Finance & Adminstration Manager, and Company Secretary, for the Jones & Rickard Group
  • Later Jaco Esterhuyse joins as Group Projects & Engineering Manager and later Operations Manager.

2018 - Schneider Electric selects Dynelec as it's Australian adaptation provider for the VOX 36kV Outdoor Circuit Breaker.

2021 - CO7 Technologies of Canada acquires the VOX Outdoor Circuit Breaker product from Schneider Electric. CO7 selects Dynelec as its Australian & New Zealand Partner for the customisation, sales and support of the VOX 36kV Outdoor Circuit Breaker.

2021 - Belinda Peckman retires after many years of dedicated service to the Group. Steve Andrit becomes the Group Finance & Administration Manager.

2021 - J&R acquires Kingsmann Engineering, a niche Steam Turbine overhaul specialist. The business is integrated into our Smithfield facility, led by Michael Sears.

2022 - Steam Turbine specialist, Mitchell Donnelly, joins the Group after seven years with Toshiba conducting power station turbine overhaul works. Mitchell leads our Steam Turbine team.

2022 - Dynelec transitions from AS/NZS3800:2012 to AS/NZS3800:2020.

2022 - Dynelec becomes a partner with Nanoprecise Sci Corp of Canada, to provide AI IoT based rotating machine monitoring solutions.

Over 90 years the Group has been a major service provider to BHP, BlueScope Steel, Xstrata, Glencore, Metal Manufacturers, Onesteel, SIMS, Bingo, Sell & Parker, Sydney Water, Water NSW, Qenos, Boral, Morgan Cement, Svitzer, Schneider Electric, Sydney Trains, Snowy Hydro, Platinum Cables, Visy Paper and local industry.

J&R Magnetics and Dynelec are both 100% owned subsidiaries of the Jones & Rickard Group.



Dynelec is the fully integrated Electrical & Rotating Equipment specialist Delivering Reliability to Mining, Industry & Utilities segments throughout NSW.

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J&R Magnetics

J&R Magnetics is the recognised leader for magnetic lifting and separation solutions throughout Australia & New Zealand.

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