Dedicated to servicing industry and investing in innovation
Australian Power Equipment Values:
- Always SAFE & resourceful; we think outside the square to get your job equipped in the safest, most cost effective and time efficient way
- Pathway to sustainability; we are on a mission to create the most sustainable products and methodology
- Equip communities; support the future of our community with key sponsorships and donations
Meet The Team
Andrew started his career in 1983 and completed his electrical trade in 1987. He worked in a number of industries before joining Ampcontrol where he worked for 32years. In this time he developed key relationships with clients across Power Generation resources, Tunnelling, Utilities and Energy sectors both locally and internationally with a focus on servicing client needs through safety, innovation and removing frustrations
A life event in 2019 led Andrew to leave Ampcontrol to spend time with his four children in his hometown of Morpeth. A number of customers reached out requesting assistance / support on engineering and supply solutions for projects, and with his passion for the electrical industry, he started Australian Power Equipment with business partner Abby Crawford. Andrew's history of successfully delivering major projects that exceeded safety benchmarks, and that were delivered on time and to budget, ensured long term customer and supplier relationships. It is these values that Andrew brings alongside his commitment to see this new business succeed. His skills in developing new business by understanding project requirements, critical supply solutions that can utilise existing customers stranded assets and ensuring ongoing viability of decisions is an asset to clients.
Andrew's philosophy to clients is "we are here for anything, any time, anywhere".
Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia & on the Australian National Engineers Register.
Originating from Sydney, Abby moved to the Hunter Valley in 2010 for a short ‘tree change’ and has never looked back. She was the General Manager of an ASX listed company - BRW’s 21st fastest growing company, then was head-hunted by international conglomerate to overview sales & business strategy.
Whilst leaving big business was never on the agenda, a move to the Hunter Valley afforded time for raising her son, and she dedicated time to her consulting business and the community; as the Chair of the Maitland Hospital Health committee she was awarded HNEHealth Excellence Award (x2), was a finalist in the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards and remains a wildlife rescuer.
Consulting across numerous prestigious brands in the Hunter Valley, Covid restrictions lead to a business idea between Abby & Andrew Cockbain. It was the start of Australian Power Equipment, and the growth of this company has been led by the extensive sales and networks of Andrew, and the business prowess of Abby. Abby is now dedicated to seeing the ongoing success of Australian Power Equipment and is passionate about pursuing all angles of sustainability and community investment alongside that business growth.
Australian Power Equipment have contributed to many community groups, via substantial donation or sponsorship. We believe in supporting the community groups that are close to our hearts.
Cycling Without Age is a not-for-profit charity that provides a community service by connecting those no longer able to ride for themselves with their community and outdoors by giving them free rides on trishaw ebikes, piloted by volunteer cyclists.
Raise for Riley is a fundraiser for 15yr old Riley.
Harry's House retreats are available to families that have a child living with cancer and to families grieving the loss of their child to cancer.
Emerald Tigers Junior Rugby League is a family driven local Rugby club in Emerald.