Who are We?

Founded in 1974 by Eric and Zelma, Hanleys is built on the attention to detail, service-orientation and humble nature of the Hanley family. Now owned and operated by the next generation of family members, siblings Lyndal Barnes and Warren Hanley, and Lyndal’s Husband Gary Barnes, Hanleys continues to offer the excellent service it was built upon.

Humble beginnings

Prior to establishing Hanleys, Eric Hanley worked for a Queensland-based chemical company. With customers always front-of-mind, Eric had a knack for offering the right cleaning products for the right application, regardless of brand. His sales figures favoured third party brands and didn’t match their agreement of 70/30 (own brand/third party brands). So long story short, he was laid off.

Opportunity & growth

Eric and Zelma saw the opportunity to go into business for themselves, where they could provide the right solution for the customer, regardless of brand. Hanley Industrial Enterprises (HIE) was born on the 24th of February 1974 and for its first year Eric and Zelma ran it from their humble abode at Kippa-Ring QLD.

From humble beginnings, big things grew. Today, Hanleys continues under the leadership of Lyndal, Warren and Gary and runs with the support of their dedicated team.

Company milestones


Hanley Industrial Enterprises (HIE) is founded by Eric Hanley and Zelma Hanley on the 24th February


HIE starts to grow employing its first two employees: a delivery driver and a salesperson


Eric & Zelma’s daughter, Lyndal joins the company


HIE becomes registered as a company, now HIE Pty Ltd, and moves to premises at Lavarack Ave, Eagle Farm


Eric & Zelma’s son, Warren joins the company & starts up the Service Department alongside new staff member, Olaf


Hanleys purchases the lot 21 Yarraman Place, Virginia QLD


Gary Barnes (Lyndal’s Husband) joins Hanleys for good to assist with Sales & Marketing


2004 revision of the Hanleys logo

HIE gets a logo update to match the name everyone knows it as, Hanleys, & celebrates 30 years with an on-site trade show



The next generation of Hanleys: Eric & Zelma settle in to retirement and sell the business to the next generation


2022 revison of the Hanleys logo

Hanleys 2.0
Hanleys gets its second logo update & moves to Magento 2.0


Hanleys celebrates 50 years in business

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