About Us

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WSB Distributors offers superior sales, parts and service to our diverse customer base. We are committed to providing a healthy environment for our employees and encourage them at all times to provide an optimum level of customer service. We are proud to be respected for our good corporate citizenship and regular contact with our clients

Who Are We

WSB Distributors is a fully Australian owned and operated business  based at Clare, Jamestown, Saddleworth in the mid north, Karoonda in the murray mallee and, Loxton in the riverland of south Australia.

A family-owned, third generation business, WSB has continued to progress their sales, parts & service reputation as a major supplier of reputable & reliable agricultural & industrial machinery.

Our Story

June 9, 1938

AJ ‘Johnny’ Walker set up a tax and land agency business in Clare until World War II broke out when he moved to Tennant Creek as an Army paymaster.

A family tragedy in late 1943 saw Johnny return to Clare and re-open his business, focusing on income tax returns, valuations, wills, and real estate.

June 9, 1938
1948

Johnny started selling fuel and introduced the Morris car dealership to his business adding sales and servicing.

1948
1952

Johnny purchased a garage on Old Main North road in 1952 and 18 months later he moved to a new premises on Main North Road which today remains the primary location of the WSB Distributors business. The same year Johnny’s son, Brian, joined the company trading as AJ Walker & Co.

1952
1959

Brian Walker left the business and was replaced with Brian Stanway who went on to marry Johnny & Joyce Walker’s daughter, Raelene.

1959
1959

AJ Walker & Co added agricultural brand, Massey Ferguson, to the company with Brian Stanway as the main salesperson.

1959
1960

Brian Stanway is made Director of the company.

1960
1966

AJ Walker & Co undergoes a name change to Walker & Stanway.

1966
1967

Walker & Stanway undergoes another name change to Walker, Stanway & Beckman, with the involvement of Blyth-based Massey Ferguson dealers, John & Elva Beckman.

1967
1968

Walker, Stanway & Beckman becomes, WSB Distributors.

1968
1970’s & 80’s

WSB Distributors added franchises; Kubota, Silvan, Subaru, Renault, Peugeot, and later, Toyota.

With the rapid growth of the wine grape industry in the Clare Valley during this time, WSB Distributors also became a major supplier of viticulture equipment.

1970’s & 80’s
1985

Johnny & Joyce Walker retire from WSB Distributors, leaving the running of the business to their son-in-law, Brian Stanway & selling their share to Brian & Raelene’s second son, Robert Stanway, who is now Director with his younger brother, Phil Stanway.

1985
1993

Brian Stanway retired due to ill-health & long-term employee & sales manager, Trevor Fairchild, takes over as company manager.

1993
1995

Phil Stanway joins the company as agricultural salesman after completing his bachelor of agricultural science at the University of Adelaide.

1995
2011

WSB Distributors spreads its professional footprint to open a dealership in Jamestown, South Australia, offering parts, sales and service.

2011
2016

Company manager, Trevor Fairchild, begins his succession planning for retirement & with support of the Directors, appoints administration manager, Debra Wehrmann, as business manager. Until Trevor’s sudden passing in December 2020, he remained an integral part of the business assisting with the take-over & set up of the Saddleworth & Karoonda dealerships.

2016
2017

WSB Distributors purchase RH Schulz Pty Ltd at Saddleworth, South Australia

2017
2018

WSB Distributors purchase GJ Clarke & Co at Karoonda, South Australia.

2018
2022

WSB Distributors once again spread their professional footprint and establish a new dealership at Loxton, South Australia.

2022

Industry Achievements

2020 AGCO Master Dealer

2019 AGCO Master Dealer

2019 Kubota 5 Star Clare and Jamestown

2018 Kubota 5 Star

2018 AGCO Master Dealer

2017 Kubota 5 Star

2017 AGCO Master Dealer

2016 Bourgault SA/VIC Sales of the Year

2016 Bourgault SA/VIC Dealer of Year

2016 Manitou Best Dealer

2016 AGCO Master Dealer

2016 Kubota 5 Star

2015 Manitou Dealer Award

2015 Kubota 5 Star

2015 AGCO Master Dealer

2014 Topcon dealer sales achievement

2014 Manitou Dealer Award

2014 Kubota 5 Star

2014 AGCO Master Dealer

2013 Kubota 5 Star

2013 Manitou Dealer Award

2013 AGCO Master Dealer

2012 Manitou National No 1 Ag Dealer

2012 Kubota 5 Star

2012 AGCO Master Dealer

2011 Manitou National No 1 Ag Dealer

2011 Kubota 5 Star

2011 AGCO Master Dealer

2010 Manitou National No 1 Ag Dealer

2010 AGCO Master Dealer

2009 50 years sales and service with Massey Ferguson/AGCO

2009 AGCO Master Dealer

2009 Manitou National No 1 Ag Dealer

2008 AGCO Master Dealer

2008 Manitou 2nd Largest Ag Dealer

2006/07 Horwood Bagshaw National Dealer of the Year

2006 Number 1 Krone National Dealer

2004 AGCO Master Dealer

Yamaha ATV’s 4th in State sales

2003-2004 Horwood Bagshaw National Dealer of the Year

1999-2001 Silvan Top 10 Dealer Awards

1999-2000 Horwood Bagshaw Most Outstanding New Dealer

Flexicoil Top Ten Dealers for 5 successive years

Client Testimonials

"quality agricultural
and industrial machinery"

CLARE

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM 5:30PM
Saturday: 8:30AM-11:30PM

SADDLEWORTH

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM 5:00PM

JAMESTOWN

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM 5:30PM
Saturday: 8:30AM-11:30PM

KAROONDA

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM 5:00PM

Loxton

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM 5:00PM

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