World Class Dished Ends

Australian Made. Australian Steel.
Hot Pressed Since 1948.


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Welcome To
Australian Pressure Vessel Heads


APV Heads is a world class manufacturer of Dished Ends, Pipe Caps and Pressure Vessel Heads. APV Heads uses a market leading Hot Press approach to shaping steel which leads to high quality, strong and reliable end products.

We provide a wide spectrum of pressure vessel head services tailored to meet the unique needs of your business. Established in 1948, we have extensive experience in the manufacture of dished ends, ensuring specialised solutions for every industry and project.


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About APV Heads


Australian Pressure Vessel Heads is Australia’s leading manufacturer of top-quality dished ends, pipe caps, and pressure vessel heads. Our dished ends are used in the fabrication of pressure vessels, storage tanks and process vessels. 

Australian Pressure Vessel Heads manufacturers dished ends of up to 2.8 metres in diameter, with material thickness ranging from 5mm to 100mm.

With more than 70 years’ experience and products of the highest quality, we are able to provide our customers with complete peace of mind.


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Our Products



At APV Heads, we don’t just make dished ends; we craft them with precision and excellence. Our secret lies in our market-leading Hot Press approach, a technique that ensures that the steel we shape is of the highest quality.

The result? Dished ends that are strong, reliable, and built to last. Since our establishment in 1948, we’ve perfected our art and produced products that stand up to the toughest challenges time and time again.

6 Reasons to Work with APV Heads


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Trusted since 1948

Established and trusted since 1948, highlighting the reliability in our products.

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Set World Records

See below for our contributions to the National Geographic Deepsea Challenger Mission.

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Australian Steel

We only use Australian steel which is renowned globally for its quality.

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Delivering Worldwide

From Asia Pacific to Europe and Americas, we deliver across the globe.

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Quality Guarantee

We’ll get it right the first time. Speak to our team about our 100% quality guarantee.

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Exceptional Service

Beyond quality, you can expect quick responses and expert advice.


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APV Setting World Records


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In March, 2012 – Titanic movie Director James Cameron set a world record for diving to the lowest-known point of earth at 10,900 metres below the ocean’s surface. At this depth, the pressure is 1000 times that of the surface.

The highest quality of materials and exceptional standards of engineering were required in order to design a submarine that could withstand this pressure.

The bright green vessel, dubbed as the “Deepsea Challenger” was built in Sydney with Australian Pressure Vessels contracted to build the 109cm case of Pilot’s Chamber.

The dive took an hour to descend to the bottom at which point the vessel itself shrank as much as 7cm. This meant that Australian Pressure Vehicle Heads designed the Pilot’s Chamber to withstand the pressure. If anything happened, this not only would have been a failed mission, this could have cost the life of one of the world’s most renowned movie directors.

APV Heads are proud to have contributed to the success of this remarkable achievement and highlights our focus on quality and high standards of engineering to ensure our Customer’s succeed first time.

Right Image – Schematic of Deepsea Challenger (Credit: Deepsea Challenge/Zuckerberg)

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