Wesfarmers (WES)

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WES

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Australian Securities Exchange

Westfarmers Limited (WES) is a diversified industrial company engaged in the processing and distribution of gas, coal mining, building materials and home and garden improvement products retailing, general merchandise, supermarkets, fuel and liquor outlets, office and home improvement supplies, electricity generation, chemicals and fertilisers supply, insurance and distribution of safety products. WES was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on the 15th of November 1984. Its average annual revenue reaches approximately $9 billion out of its issued capital of approximately $300,000. Its headquarters is located in Perth, Australia and to date; around 30,000 people are employed in the company. Westfarmers Limited operates mainly in six business segments: the home improvement segment, company’s chemicals and fertilisers segment, energy segment, insurance segment, industrial and safety segment, company’s other segment.

The home improvement segment of Westfarmers Limited is comprised of Houseworks and Burning. This segment has its operations through a network of traditional stores, superstores and warehouses. Houseworks manages 14 WA Salvage stores and 2 Houseworks stores in Western Australia while Burning is a building materials and home and garden improvement products retailer. The chemical and fertilisers segment of WES is comprised of two companies – Australian Gold Reagents and CSBP, both are subsidiaries of WES. WES’ energy segment is comprised of a power business, three gas businesses, three coal businesses and other support activities.

The insurance division of Westfarmers is comprised of an insurance software developer two premium-funding businesses, three general insurance companies. The insurance segment of Westfarmers focuses on the engineering, safety, and industrial supplies distribution both in Australia and New Zealand. The other segments of the company are comprised of plantation businesses and investment banking. Through this segment, Westfarmers acquired 50% interest from the Gresham Partners Group. Gresham Partners Group is the holding company of Westfarmers for all its investment banking services.

Wesfarmers Limited (WES) Company History

In 1914, Westfarmers Limited was established as a farmers’ cooperative and became a public company in 1984. In 1985, the company acquired Gresham Partners’ 50 percent of interest in their investment bank. Shortly after, they acquired CSBP and Farmers. Also, Charlie Carter chain of supermarket was sold to the company and acquired 9.7 percent interest in Bunnings. And then, the company acquired an Australian coal company, the Western Collieries two years later.

In the 90s, the company acquired several companies. In 1994, they gained total control of Bunnings after they have sold the Masters Dairy. During the year 2003, they acquired Paykel, New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand’s Lumley Insurance Groups operations.

In 1996, 50 percent stake of Total Western Transport was acquired by the company from Westrail. Charlie Center Supermarket was sold in 1998. And two years after, Westrail Freight Business was acquired by the company through the Group of Australian Railroad and the acquisition of 65 percent of Statewest power and the total control of Howard Smith a year after.

The gas subsidiary of the company, Wesfarmers LPG and Alinta Sales made a contract for the Alinta to Wesfarmers gas extraction plant gas supplying at Kwinana. The contract provided the company with a firm transportation capacity continuation and exclusive gas extraction in the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline.

Wesfarmers (WES) Products and Services

  • Chemicals and fertiliser
  • Hand tools
  • Hardware and timber supplies
  • LPG
  • Coal mining and energy production
  • Industrial supplies
  • Insurance services
  • Groceries
  • Office supplies
  • Clothing
  • Domestic electronics
  • Fertilizers
  • Rail transportation
  • Industrial and safety products
  • Gas processing and distribution
  • Building material and home improvement retailing

Wesfarmers Limited Competitors

  • Adelaide Brighton Limited
  • Caltex Australia Limited
  • GUD Holdings Limited
  • Macquarie Infrastructure Group
  • Toll Holdings Limited
  • Woolworths Limited

Wesfarmers (WES) Locations and Subsidiaries

Wesfarmers Limited Headquarters
Level 11 Wesfarmers
House 40 The Esplanade
Perth WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9327 4211
Fax: (08) 9327 4216

Wesfarmers Limited Subsidiaries

Bunnings Limited
ELH Services Limited
BBC Hardware Limited
Lumley Finance Limited
Patrick Operations Pty Ltd
CSBP Limited
Danlan Pty Limited
Officeworks Superstores Pty Ltd - t/a Officeworks
Lumley Risk Consultants Ltd
Cuming Smith and Company Limited
Wesfarmers Finance Pty Ltd
Kleenheat Autogas Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Energy (Gas Sales) Pty Ltd
Dairy Properties Co-operative Limited
FIF Investments Pty Limited
StateWest Power Pty Ltd
ACN 112 719 918 Pty Ltd
Valley Investments Pty Ltd
Energy Generation Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Gas Limited
Koukia Pty Limited
Wesfarmers LPG Pty Ltd
BBC Hardware Properties (NSW) Pty Ltd
A.C.N. 082 931 486 Pty Ltd
Bunnings Group Limited - t/a Bunnings Warehouse
Westralian Farmers Superphosphates Limited
Wesfarmers Resources Pty Ltd
Kwinana Nitrogen Co Pty Ltd
Eastfarmers Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Provident Fund Pty Ltd
Loggia Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Fertilizers Pty Ltd
A.C.N. 003 921 873 Pty Limited
Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd
BBC Hardware Properties (Vic) Pty Ltd
Pailou Pty Ltd
Weskem Pty Ltd
CS Holdings Pty Ltd
ELOL Limited
Lumley Technology (NZ) Limited
Lumley Technology Limited
Co-operative Wholesale Services Ltd
Wesfarmers Energy Limited
CSBP Ammonia Terminal Pty Ltd
Alsafe Industries Pty Limited
Ucone Pty Ltd
Chemical Holdings Kwinana Pty Ltd
Campbells Hardware & Timber Pty Limited
Edward Lumley & Sons (Vic) Pty Ltd
Lumley General Insurance Limited
Wesfarmers Bengalla Limited
Wesfarmers Investments Pty Ltd
Howard Smith Limited
Wesfarmers Risk Management Limited
Wesfarmers Curragh Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Superannuation Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Kleenheat Gas (Asia) Limited
Credit Management Pty Ltd
J Blackwood & Son Steel & Metals Pty Ltd
Lumley Corporation Pty Ltd
Target Australia Pty Ltd - t/a Target
Lumley Management Services Pty Limited
Petersen Bros Pty Ltd
Share Nominees Limited
GPML Pty Ltd
Powertrain Pty Limited
Wesfarmers Sugar Company Pty Ltd
Kleenheat Gas House Franchising Pty Ltd
J Blackwood & Son Limited - t/a Blackwoods
Lumley General Insurance (NZ) Limited
Wesfarmers Coal Indonesia Pty Ltd
R & N Palmer Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Kleenheat Elpiji Limited
NZ Finance Holdings Pty Limited
Bunnings Property Management Limited
Motion Industries Pty Ltd
Howard Smith Nominees Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Agribusiness Limited
Ibert Pty Limited
Wesfarmers Federation Insurance Limited
Lumley Services (NZ) Limited
NEGF Power Sales Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Transport Indonesia Pty Ltd
SBS Rural IAMA Pty Limited
Wesfarmers Railroad Holdings Pty Ltd
Elpiji Malaysia-Bangladesh Limited
Wesfarmers Bunnings Limited
Wesfarmers Transport Limited
Bunnings Management Services Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers LPG Pty Ltd
Bunnings Manufacturing Pty Ltd
Bunnings (Northern Territory) Pty Ltd
Lumley Finance (NZ) Limited
Wesfarmers Premier Coal Limited
Curragh Coal Sales Co Pty Ltd
Bunnings Pulp Mill Pty Ltd
FPT (Australia) Pty Limited
Bunnings Properties Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Kleenheat Gas Pty Ltd - t/a Kleenheat Gas
CSBP Ltd
Millars (WA) Pty Ltd
Aben Pty Ltd
HouseWorks Co Pty Ltd
Lumley Securities Limited
Lumley Superannuation Pty Limited
Mandate Management Consultants Pty Ltd
NEGF Power Management Pty Ltd
Packaging House Limited
Sellers (SA) Pty Ltd
Sotico Pty Ltd
The Builders Warehouse Group Pty Limited
Torque Underwriting Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Holdings Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Industrial & Safety Holdings NZ Limited
Wesfarmers Industrial & Safety NZ Limited
Wesfarmers Insurance Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Energy (Industrial Gas) Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers LNG Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Private Equity Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Queensland Coal Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Retail Pty Ltd
Wesfarmers Securities Management Pty Ltd
West Africa Power Company Pty Ltd
Westralian Farmers Co-operative Limited
WFCL Investments Pty Ltd
Wyper Brothers Pty Limited
XCC (Retail) Pty Ltd

Other Wesfarmers Limited Details

Wesfarmers Limited Year Established: 1984
ACN: 008 984 049
D-U-N-S: 757572730
ABN: 28008984049

Wesfarmers (WES) Share Price

Submitted by Share Trading on 13 June, 2008 - 21:42

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