Mills Industrial Services was originally established in 1960 by AO Mills and EP Hall as Mills Sign and Painting Service and was located in Beechboro Road, Bayswater. Mills and Hall aimed to develop a unique range of services, targeting the major oil companies in Western Australia, by providing painting and sign writing services to the industry throughout the State from Wyndham in the north, Esperance in the south and the Eyre Highway east.
This marketing strategy paid off and four years later demand for Mills Sign’s services had grown to the point where it was necessary to shift the works to a new, larger site in Wellington Road, Morley. Pump Calibrations and Tank Repairs were added to the range of services available to the petroleum industry. This theme of steady expansion and consolidation continued throughout the 1960′s and towards the end of the decade, when Mills Signs found itself again seeking a larger work site. In 1970 Mills Signs moved to a 2.5 hectare site in Bellevue Road, Bellevue. The site has remained the headquarters of the business ever since.
This move was associated with further broadening of the company’s interests. Mills Signs included Abrasive Blasting and Protective Coatings, with the introduction of mobile abrasive blasting units for marine and industrial applications. By the mid 1970′s, the company again diversified by offering Fuel Tank and Pump Installations to the major oil companies. In 1979, M.S. Industries was formed to operate the tank and pump division of Mills Sign & Painting Service. Tank Degassing and Cleaning was introduced to further expand our expertise. In 2018 the business was sold to the Mitchell family who had previous experience in civil works and building services. Consequently, the business name was changed to Mills Industrial Services in recognition of the broader suite of services that the business can provide to clients.