HBS (PNG) Limited has national coverage and is an industry leader in all aspects of heavy equipment and construction services.

Since inception, the core of HBS’s business has been its market leading plant & machinery dealership that continues to provide quality equipment for a country that demands all from its machines. In more recent years, HBS has become recognised as a serious contracting contender in Mine Support Services and Civil & Building Construction. At HBS, we have sustained continued growth supporting clients in market sectors of resources & energy, oil & gas, transport, infrastructure and property development.


In Country Experience
Since 1969
HBS Founded
in 2006

Robert Watkins

Managing Director

Bob has over 40 years’ experience in Papua New Guinea in the construction and heavy equipment sectors.

Mr Watkins has held senior management roles in various construction companies for many projects in Papua New Guinea.


Operations Manager


Dealer Principal

“Over 24 years in supporting & supplying equipment and aftersales service to the mining, civil and transport industries globally.”


Chief Operating Officer

Over 25+ years in Logistics, Mining Services, Safety and Environment, Consulting and People Management across multiple countries.

Santhy Chrysanthina

Divisional Manager - Financial Services

25 years of experience in Financial Management, Accounting and Administration, across Australia and International mining and oil & gas sectors.


Group Supply Chain Manager

David has over 30+ years working international supply chain management roles, in countries such as United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Australia and Papua New Guinea. David has extensive experience managing teams from all over the world in end to end supply chain management. He has an MBA in International management from Charles Sturt University, Australia and a Doctorate Degree in Supply Chain Management from Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom.

Why Choose HBS

With nearly 40 years of construction industry in country experience, our Management Team has the depth to tackle the most challenging projects. Our business is built on our people’s strength and we encourage leadership at all levels.

Safety is at the core of our business. We don’t wait for our clients to drive safety as we drive it ourselves. By working as one team we strive to get people home safe every day without injury.

With nearing 600 staff, we encourage employment from all corners of the country and have initiatives to ensure females are developed towards positions of leadership and management.

Partnering with local communities through local employment, business partnerships and joint ventures is a way of doing business at HBS. We excel in developing and continuing relationships in every community in which we work.

Our Supply Chain stands to ensure we procure the correct quality and best timely service via air, sea and road. Sourcing products locally and internationally we deliver when others cannot.

Backed by secure financial strength, HBS has the ability to deliver as one of the country’s largest machinery and construction services companies.

HBS invests in systems that enable our people to understand the policies, procedures and processes that keep our business consistently achieving great
results the first time.

Having decades of in country experience, HBS has recognised the need to stand alone by delivering the majority of
our offered services in house.

Our Values



Team Work


Partners In Progress