• History

    1951

    JD MacDonald Engineering Company Pty Ltd was formed and we commenced manufacturing and selling domestic incinerators.

    1959

    Commenced importing Johnston Sweeper machines from the U.K. and entered the electric Hand Dryer and commercial bathroom business.

    1972

    Sold our first Rear Loader Refuse Compactor to the Australian market.

    1973

    Formed a joint venture with Johnston Sweepers Limited in the U.K.

    1980

    Sold our first Front Loader Refuse Compactor to the Australian market.

    1991

    Revolutionized the waste industry with the release of the Mark 1 Side Loader Refuse Compactor machine in Australia.

    2005

    Bucher Industries acquired the Australian business and we joined the Bucher Municipal Division.

    2008

    Re-branded the Company to MacDonald Johnston.

    2013

    Divested of the JD MacDonald washroom business.

    2014

    Re-branded the Australian business to Bucher Municipal.