About us



The Rio Industrial Group (RIG) is a family owned and operated Australian Group of Companies which was founded in Melbourne Australia in 1987, by Robert Rio, but has roots back to 1956.


For many years Quality Packaging Services (QPS) was the main company in the group, with itself being founded in 1956.


In 1994 QPS moved to a larger purpose built site in Sunshine Victoria. QPS has grown to become the premium contract manufacturer to the Australian Automotive lubricant Industry and a leading provider to the FMC manufacturing Industry.


In 2000, RIG acquired the former ICI chemicals site in Tullamarine, and commenced operations as Carlton Chemicals.

Carlton Chemicals specialises in Asset Management, combined with Adhesive and Industrial Chemical Manufacturing.


ManPak (previously known as Highland Packaging) shares much of its infrastructure with Carlton Chemicals.  ManPak specialises in the manufacture and packaging of a large range of consumer and Industrial Products.


More recently RIG founded Quality Logistical Services Australia (QLSA) which supplies Bulk oil and Chemicals to Australia’s Leading Manufacturers, and is now the number one supplier in its field.


The RIG family now employs over 150 staff and has facilities in Australia and overseas.

With a turnover exceeding $200 million AUD, RIG is looking forward to further expansion and a bright future 



Overview of RIG Companies


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