Pedders Suspension & Brakes was founded in 1950 by Roy Pedder in Melbourne, Australia. We have been operating for more than 70 years as a 100% Australian and family-owned company, specialising in the design, manufacturing, distribution and fitment of aftermarket undercar parts. We currently have over 120 outlets throughout Australia comprising of stores and authorised dealerships, and we have an international distribution network that operates across Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We also support and service other brands in Australia and globally through private labels and our work with fleet, mining and defence customers.
Pedders is proud to offer a complete payload solution tailored to suit fleet vehicles operating in the Australian mining and materials sector. We can tailor a package to suit our customer’s requirements based on the types of vehicles in their fleet, the intended use and typical vehicle load. Pedders’ Federal Government-approved GVM upgrades are fit for purpose and compliant with the road rules, OH&S and insurance requirements. To ensure our products are up for the challenge, they have been specially designed for durability, engineered to harsh mining conditions and tested in the toughest environments.
Pedders Defense is operated by our elite-level specialist engineering team who are experts in mining, defense and armoured vehicle undercar solutions. Our precisely crafted suspension and brake products are fit for purpose and built to last in the toughest environments. Pedders can offer an off-the-shelf or bespoke solution depending on the defense application; our extensive product offering includes shock absorbers, coilovers, leaf springs, coil springs and brake components. Pedders Defense programs have been successfully deployed across the United Nations and selected defense fleets.
Pedders is proud to assist the local community by providing Emergency Services Vehicles with suspension and brake upgrades to ensure they are fit for purpose. Pedders has fitted its Federal Government-approved GVM+ upgrade kit to ambulance and fire brigade vehicles to ensure their passengers are safe while on and off the road. These vehicles are often fitted with additional equipment such as bullbars and winches which add significant weight and impact the vehicle’s suspension control and braking performance. A Pedders GVM+ upgrade increases the legal payload capacity of the vehicle and ensures it is safe and compliant with OH&S laws, insurance requirements and road safety standards.
While our core business is based in Australia developing suspension and brake solutions for our harsh conditions and unique customer requirements, we believe our expansive catalogue of suspension and brake parts is world class. Pedders currently exports to more than 40 countries worldwide and our products and Pedders People can be found right across Asia, Europe, Africa and America! We are proud of our many export partners and we are constantly assessing new opportunities in emerging markets to continue growing our global footprint.
The first Pedders franchises were established in South Melbourne (VIC) and Launceston (TAS) in 1979 by a gentleman’s handshake agreement. Our very first official fully operational franchise service centre was established in 1982 in Frankston Victoria. Since beginning the franchise operation, Pedders has helped many franchisees establish successful businesses in their own right. The franchise operation has expanded at a constant rate around Australia and has spearheaded the group’s expansion with similar operations in New Zealand, Asia and the USA.