The Magnetech Story

Magnetech is the next evolution of a family business

Magnetech was founded by our Director, James McNicol. James’ father had spent years working as a road line marker and had created a small side business, where he’d attach an electromagnet to the back of his truck to pick up leftover, potentially hazardous debris. James thought he could innovate this idea further to provide a genius solution across industries whose metal waste poses real danger on-site.

And so, Magnetech was born

James built on the original concept, innovating the idea further. Utilising modern technology, James found a way to make this process even more efficient, to provide an even better service. The steady state magnet technology is now attached to a hydraulic lift, which is fitted to the back of a utility vehicle. This makes it simple and efficient to take the magnet through your worksite and collect those metal scraps.


Today, our Magnetech service sees us work with you to establish a schedule and plot out your workspace in TracMap so we can ensure precision as we clean your space. Whether a workshop, open field, race track, or an entirely different application, Magnetech will have it cleared of any debris.

Man standing in front of white Magnetech truck

Our Mission

It’s our mission to ensure the safety and sustainability of Australia’s roads and open spaces through innovative magnetic sweeping services.

Our Values


We’re committed to increasing sustainability through magnetic sweeping. By removing and either recycling or upcycling hazardous metals, we can do our bit.


Magnetech was created from the need for increased safety on worksites across the nation and in our public spaces. We’re proud of our work, creating safer spaces.


Innovation is essential for our success and to continue increasing safety and sustainability. We’re passionate about the continuous improvement of our product and processes.


We’re big on supporting local. From where we donate spare metals to, to where we source materials for our own business. Local is always a priority.

Make your workplace safe & sustainable

Get started with a free site visit and sweeping plan for your site.

with a free quote and TracMap plan for your site.