PACE Setters

PACE Setters, the timber and light engineering division of The Mai-Wel Group, employs a group of experienced and capable workers to manufacture export quality pallets and crates, a range of metal fabrication products, assembly along with various production jobs.

The business is accredited under the Australian Wood Packaging and Certification Scheme (ISPM 15) to produce export quality crates and pallets according to customer specifications, size, weight and time frame for the domestic and export markets.

PACE Setters specialises in being a major supplier of export packaging to Hunter businesses and is one of only a handful of manufacturers in this region accredited by AQIS to manufacture and supply heat-treated, export quality crates and pallets.

Situated in Maitland NSW, we are uniquely positioned at the geographic centre of the Hunter Valley’s mining and engineering industries, where we regularly supply to customers anywhere from Newcastle and Lake Macquarie to the Upper Hunter. Our crates and pallets have been sent all around the world to places including the USA, Indonesia, Poland, China, Dubai, South Africa, Brazil, Germany and Canada.

The added bonus when you purchase from PACE Setters... you are contributing to long term employment opportunities for people with a disability in the Hunter region.

 Products and services PACE Setters offer:

  • Export and transport crates

  • Pallets - custom made

  • Timber products and outdoor furniture

  • Light metal fabrication

  • Production jobs

Timber products and manufacturing

Export and transport crates

All of our crates are made to Australian Standards. This ensures your goods and products arrive at their destination the way you intended - in excellent condition!

We can supply you with export quality crates, made to your specifications, in small or large quantities.



Pallets - custom made

Special designs can be manufactured for those unusual products that often prove difficult to transport. From 10kg to 10 tonne, sturdy pallets can be custom made to suit your product and storage requirements.

Timber crates and pallets Hunter Valley

Timber products and outdoor furniture

Custom bread boards, gift boxes, tables, chairs, vertical gardens, sandpits and much more! Have you got a customised product in mind? Talk to our skilled team about customising a timber product based on your requirements and specifications.

Download our Outdoor Furniture flyer.


Light metal fabrication

At PACE Setters, we specialise in repetitive sheet metal fabrication such as metal brackets and washers.

Production jobs

The PACE Setters team of experienced and capable workers can perform a range of diverse manufacturing and production tasks based on your business needs.Such tasks include:

  • Repetitive Tasks
  • Assembly
  • Jobs that can be stockpiled
  • Jobs involving basic electrical components

Timber stakes and pegs

Contact Bill Arbuckle, Manager - PACE Setters on 02 4932 8599 or email

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About Us

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The Mai-Wel Group is one of the larger Disability Service Providers in the Lower Hunter Region, providing services and programs to more than 800 clients across nine Local Government Areas.

The Mai-Wel Group employs more than 170 local support and administrative staff in addition to 110 local supported employees. The ethos of The Mai-Wel Group carries throughout the organisation from management and staff, and on to clients.

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Head Office:
115a South Street, Telarah NSW 2320
Postal Address:
PO Box 835, Maitland NSW 2320

(02) 4932 4286

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