Wool services
Wool services
Wool services
As a specialist in wool logistics, AWH is Australia’s only complete end-to end service provider from shearing shed to ship, handling over 54% of Australia’s annual wool clip.

AWH’s wool division sets new standards in wool handling performance through continuous investment in machinery automation, software systems and new technology.

AWH’s wool division sets new standards in wool handling performance through continuous investment in machinery automation, software systems and new technology.

To achieve greater efficiencies and exceed customer expectations for service delivery, AWH continues to invest heavily in in-house software, developed computerised wool inventory and mobile RF-technology systems to ensure information is accurate up to the second.

National Wool Centres

AWH provides and manages three national wool auction centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. In these centres, AWH manages and conducts, in conjunction with our broker clients, the sale of over 2 million bales of wool annually. AWH salerooms are fully staffed to provide instant sales data capture and validation with live feed of sales results to customers via the internet.  AWH then manages the settlement of the sales transaction with circa $3.8 billion (as high as $4.2 billion in 2018/19).

As part of our services to the wool industry AWH operates the industry-wide web based Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) network for fast and efficient exchange of wool sale catalogues, sale results, sale invoices and wool delivery orders.

Located immediately adjacent to each of the national sale centres, AWH’s provides and maintains large scale wool show floors for wool broker customers to display and showcase samples of wool offered for sale to wool buyers.

Wool services provided:

  • Computerised wool inventory management
  • Wool receivals, core testing, handling and storage
  • Management and proxy production of catalogues, sale results, sale invoices and wool delivery orders
  • Wool rehandling and pooling
  • High-density wool dumping and container packing
  • Provision and operation of the national wool selling centre with wool auction rooms for broker clients
  • Live capture and dissemination of sales results
  • Financial settlement and post sale delivery and export facilitation
  • Management of the distribution of industry data via EDI network
  • Provision of internet viewing capability for customers