From a market gardening background Ben Wye founded the business on the 6th February 1990, after 13 years of sales and design at a Adelaide hills machinery manufacturer. He leased a shed in Summertown, manufactured and designed fruit picking platforms for the mechanicalizing of the horticultural industry.
Won contract to fit out newly constructed export park at the Adelaide airport with roller beds for all of the fridge and freezer storage, with the work load increasing Ben employed a young local Ian Makings (who is now the current owner).
Continued with the design and manufacture of innovative machinery for local orchardists with this early model Bin Loader.
Showing some early slashers and a pruning platform at the local Uraidla Show.
Slasher became a main line of sales with the set up of a dealer network, showing some single and twin rotor slashers at the Lucindale field day 1992.
With the vineyard industry boom of the 90s came the need for side delivery slasher and double blade mulching slashers to deliver mulch under vine to help retard weed growth and minimise evaporation.
With greater call for one pass mowing, winged and flat deck triple rotors were being manufactured.
Ben Wye Retired from The business selling the remaining shares to his business partner Ian Makings.
Slashers were rebranded as Piranha slashers.
Solid works 3D cad design was purchased and implemented, to help modernise design and keep computerised records.
Local engineering company Kaesler Bros who manufactures Tractor mounted fork lifts closed down, Ben wye eng started making parts for local growers and eventually due to demand manufactured the first Kaesler Brothers Forklift which eventually morphs into KBF Fork masts.