About APL

Australian Pressure Laboratory Pty Ltd As Trustee For The APL Unit Trust
ACN: 633 623 131 ABN: 87 988 606 421
Unit 9, 39 Susan Street
Eltham, Victoria 3095

APL is an Australian-owned family business with a passion for offering the highest quality measurement and customer experience.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which our facility is located, and pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

APL is proudly Australian-owned

We are small team of engineers and scientists providing personalised accredited calibration in pressure, vacuum and electrical quantities.

Our service is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) and is recognised worldwide according to the ILAC Mutual Recognition Agreement.

APL's History

APL was established in 1994 by husband-and-wife team, Randall Anderson and Peta McGregor. Recognising the importance of accreditation, Randall obtained NATA accreditation at the outset and began offering high quality calibration of pressure gauges and Dead Weight Testers, as well as software solutions to enhance the use of Dead Weight Testers.

Even from the humble beginnings in a small purpose-built mudbrick laboratory, Randall's passion for measurement and aptitude in computing and mathematics ensured APL started with a strong foundation.

Randall and Peta at APL's humble beginning (1994)

APL quickly developed a reputation for excellent quality and turnaround, as well as a friendly and personal service. As demands increased, Randall's brother, Rowan Anderson joined APL (1997), followed by Liam Shanahan (2009). The three qualified mechanical engineers continued to develop and expand APL's capability while maintaining the responsive and personal service.

APL soon outgrew the original mudbrick laboratory and moved to its current location in Eltham in 2011. Over the following years, the team continued to grow, with Jordy Anderson, Jordan Hough-Anderson and Nick Mason joining. Our strong and closely monitored training regime ensured each new team member has maintained APL's focus on quality and service.

Rowan, Randall and Liam at the 2015 Metrology Society of Australasia Conference in Queenstown, NZ

In 2019, APL was purchased by Liam and Olivia Shanahan, taking up the baton from Peta and Randall. Randall remains a key member of the APL team today.

In recent years, APL has expanded into electrical calibration to compliment their pressure capability, adapting to the needs of modern multifunction devices.

Although APL has changed to meet market demands over many years, the focus and passion for high quality and excellent service remains a constant in our laboratory.

Contact us today and you will be greeted by one of the names mentioned above, still offering the personal and responsive service that was established in 1994.

Jordy, Jordan and Nick at the 2023 MSA Conference in Wellington, NZ