Bowmans Rail is a privately owned South Australian company. Originally founded in 2003 by hay producer and exporter Balco Australia,  it was purchased in 2020 by an independent group of private shareholders.


Balco Pty Ltd

Balco Australia has been the driving force in leading the Australian Hay industry through breakthrough product innovation, continual process improvement, and new export market exploration. With our roots firmly based in rural Australia, Balco Australia is committed to supporting the local community through employment and the provision of expert support and training. Together, Balco Australia and its growers are setting the benchmark in quality standards across the industry. With an exemplary work health and safety record, we put the well-being of our employees before all else.



ICHCA International provides a focal point for informing, educating, networking, shaping and sharing industry views to help improve cargo handling throughout international supply chains.

Our privileged non-government organisation status enables us to represent our members, and the cargo handling industry at large, in front of national and international agencies and regulatory bodies.