Mills Signs was established in 1960 by A.O. Mills and E.P. Hall and was located in Beechboro Road, Bayswater. Mills and Hall aimed to develop a unique range of services, targeting the major oil companies in Western Australia, by providing painting and sign writing services to the industry throughout the State from Wyndham in the north to Esperance in the south and the Eyre Highway east.
Their marketing strategy paid off, four years later demand for Mills Sign's services had grown to the point where it was necessary to shift the works to a new, larger site in Wellington Road, Morley and added pump calibrations and tank repairs to the range of services available to the petroleum industry.
This theme of steady expansion and consolidation continued throughout the 1960's and towards the end of the decade, Mills Signs found itself again seeking a larger work site. The move to a 1.5 hectare site in Roberts St, Bellevue, took place in 1970 and the site has remained the headquarters of the orginisation for over quarter of a century now. Recently a further acquisition in the area has increased the size of the site to a further 2.5 hectares.
The move to Bellevue was associated with further widening of the company's interest, with Mills Signs moving into the area of abrasive blasting and protective coating with the introduction of mobile abrasive blasting units for marine and industrial applications.
By the mid 70's, the company had again diversified by offering fuel tank and and pump installations, to the major oil companies. In 1979, M.S. Industries was formed to operate the tank and pump division of Mills Signs tank degassing and cleaning was introduced to further versify our expertise.
Mills Signs/M.S Industries continue to expand with a Kalgoorlie branch opening in 1988, to service the mining industry. In March 2000 M.S. Industries acquired Metric Australia to expand Australia wide.
Mills Signs are committed to embracing the latest technology to offer our clients first class services at competitive prices. We are currently looking at the mining industry with a view to offer our services Australia wide. Our major clients are:
In our 40 years of operation, Mills Signs have never had a fatal injury because of our commitment to safety. Our employees are constantly being retrained in health and safety. All incidents are reported no matter how minor they are and as part or our A.I.P. accreditation, we are audited every 12 months in regards to health, safety and compliance with the appropriate regulations.
We value our customers - especially our existing ones and we strive to ensure that everything we do for our customer always meets, and regularly exceeds their expectations. We are commited to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. Our interactions with customers, suppliers, government bodies and the general public, must always reflect the high standards we profess.