We have been a 100% Australian family-owned private group for more than 90 years and are represented by our three separate entities:

A S Harrison & Co Pty Limited
Harrison Manufacturing Pty Limited
Harrison Investments Pty Limited

Harrison-Manufacturing

The development, manufacture and supply of high performance grease, lubricants, and advanced
products and services.

Harrison-&-Co

Supplier of quality additives and ingredients - offering innovative technical solutions, supply chain and customer service excellence.

Harrison-Investments

Managing the Harrison Group of Companies in strategic planning for group facilities requirements.

1923

  • The origin of The Harrison Group of Companies commenced with the establishment of A S Harrison & Co by Arthur Harrison.

1920's

  • A S Harrison & Co was appointed the Australian representative of E.l. du Pont De Nemours USA, specialising in distribution of chemical products to the rubber industry.
  • Laurence Harrison joined his father Arthur in the business selling plastic molding powders and providing technical advice to the fledgling plastics industry.

1930's

  • The company expanded into other areas and became a manufacturer's representative for influential UK and US companies. Head office was located at 85 Clarence Street, Sydney.
  • Ken Harrison joined A S Harrison & Co in 1934 working as a salesman with his father and brother.

1940's

  • A Melbourne office was established.
  • Alternative products were developed to help overcome WW2 shortages.
  • Manufacture of "factice" commenced.
  • Manufacturing moved from Wollstonecraft to Crows Nest.
  • In 1949, Harrison Manufacturing was established by Ken Harrison to separate the Group's manufacturing activities.

1950's

  • Harrison Investments Pty Limited formed to hold the expanding portfolio of real estate assets.
  • In 1953 Governing Director Arthur Harrison passed away and Ken Harrison was appointed the new Governing Director of the Group.
  • David Harrison, son of Ken, joins Harrison Manufacturing Company.

1960's

  • Harrison Manufacturing Company relocated their manufacturing to Brookvale in order to accommodate further expansion and remains fully operational from this same site today.
  • In 1966 DuPont opened their Australian office with half of A S Harrison & Co staff and left A S Harrison & Co as their sole distributor of petroleum additives in Australia.
  • A S Harrison continued as the sole distributor of DuPont petroleum additives.

1970's

  • Ken Harrison passed away and Laurence Harrison became Governing Director.
  • The Clarence Street, Sydney site was sold with both companies transferring to the Brookvale site.
  • David Harrison became General Manager and Geoff Harrison joins as Plant Engineer.
  • A S Harrison & Co expands into personal care products, pharmaceutical raw materials and petroleum additives.

1980's

  • When DuPont sold off its petroleum additive division, A S Harrison & Co continued to be the distributor for the new owners. This representation continues to this very day!
  • Graeme Harrison, son of David Harrison joins Harrison Manufacturing Company.

1990's

  • With the death of Laurence Harrison, ownership and control passed onto and was held between Ken's surviving children.
  • The Harrison Group gained ISO 9001 accreditation.
  • Group corporate governance was formalised with the appointment of separate boards for each company.

2000's

  • The Group undergoes business transformation and integrated new strategic development programs.
  • Property portfolio activity increases and new investment opportunities initiated.
  • Group's boards expanded.

2010's

  • Group continued to expand solidly, developing its product lines to focused sectors. 
  • A S Harrison & Co New Zealand office opened with expansion into Asia, India and the South Pacific region.
  • Ownership consolidated to Geoffrey and Julie Harrison.

2020

  • The Group continues to steadily grow through reinvestment in facilities, research & development and marketing to provide Australian and Asian customers with highly specialised and value adding products and services.
  • Family involvement in the Group is continuing into the fourth generation.
  • The Group remains a 100% family owned Australian business looking to celebrate it's 100 year anniversary in 2023.