Pictured: the GE Silos team, November 2022

About Us

This is the GE Silos story…

An original Comer Brothers silo featuring early corrugated walls

It all began in 1978…

The GE Silos story begins in 1978 when Noel Comer and his brother, Brian, converted their father’s shearing shed into a workshop and began making and modifying farm equipment for the local farmers. Originally known as Comer Brothers, they quickly gained a reputation for building quality products.

Before long, Noel and Brian were approached to build a silo. Never ones to shy away from a challenge, the brothers took the project on. Theirs was an attitude of plucky optimism and despite being wholly under-equipped to build a silo from scratch, they got the job done!

An early 1980s era silo is loaded onto Noel's custom tipper trailer for delivery

The job may have involved resorting to building the silo outside because the converted shed was too small, and working from a pallet precariously perched atop a forklift, but as it would turn out, the brothers had a knack for backyard engineering, and their silo did the trick!

Before long there was another request for a silo, then another, and another... it seemed there was something in this silo-making game.

Such was the quality of those early silos, we still see them in use on farms some 40 years later!

In 1996 we moved into our current site near Goornong in central Victoria.

And so GE Silos is born…

Noel poses for a Weekly TImes article, sometime in the late 90s.

In 1989, the brothers decided to go in their own directions. Noel wanted to focus on designing and building silos and, along with his wife Lyn, registered Goornong Engineering and continued to build quality silos for the local market.

GE Silos grew steadily as demand for their high quality silos increased. Eventually they were outgrowing their current facilities and in 1996 Noel and Lyn built a new purpose-built factory at the current location, just outside of Goornong near Bendigo in Central Victoria.

The new shed was designed predominantly for fabricating silos and this was where GE Silos was born and really started to thrive. Over the years, Noel continued to improve and introduce new products as there was always something that could be made better.

A famously talented tinkerer, Noel personally custom-built the roller machine that curves the silo wall panels into shape. You wouldn't believe it if it wasn't true: but Noel's roller machine is still in use to this very day!

Lyn and Jason in 2003

The baton passes to the next generation…

Lyn features in a magazine article in the late 90s

Over the remainder of the 1990s GE Silos continued to go from strength to strength. The new facilities and Lyn's involvement in the business proved pivotal in enabling the business to expand the product range and increase production as the millenium drew to a close.

Noel's son Jason joined the GE Silos during this time, showing a passion for management and bringing forth new ideas that would help move the business forward.

Sadly, in May 2001 Noel passed away after a short battle with cancer. Lyn and Jason continued to grow and develop the business, including increasing the largest silo produced from 65 tonnes to a whopping 110 tonnes, which necessitated the expansion of the factory in 2007: adding a 16 metre high tower to allow for construction of these larger silos.

Jason, Carine and Remmi celebrate taking over GE Silos in 2015

In 2015, Jason and his wife Carine purchased GE Silos from Lyn, taking the business into the next Comer generation.

Over the last eight years, Jason and Carine have continued to iterate and innovate, increasing overall silo production by 270% without compromising on the now-famous GE Silos quality and reliability.

And we have recently moved into producing heavy-duty fertiliser silos that required a number of major process changes to accommodate the super-thick silo walls and corrosion-resistant epoxy coatings.

The legacy lives on in 2023 and beyond

We like to think that Noel’s passion for enjoying life, being genuine, continual improvement, and always looking to help others, lives on in how we run GE Silos today. We are all so proud to be a part of a country Australian success story, and hope to pass our passion on to the next generation.

We remain passionate about innovating in silos and making our clients lives easier through excellent products and personal service.

Jason Comer Signature
Jason Comer
Managing Director
Carine Comer Signature
Carine Comer
Our Team

Our team is the heart and backbone of GE Silos.

GE Silos is one of those places where everyone looks forward to going to work each day. We work hard and stick to strict timelines and high production quality standards, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun at the same time!

Jason Comer

Managing Director

Jason oversees all of the business operations. Jason loves boating with his family and playing table tennis.

Carine Comer


Carine, along with her husband Jason is a Director of GE Silos. She oversees the Human Resources requirements of the company and enjoys working on the continual improvement of business. Carine is a mad Richmond supporter and enjoys getting outside and being active with her family

Shea Griffin

Manufacturing Manager

Shea manages our production team and keeps production running smoothly. Shea enjoys football, golf and spending time with family.

Karen Thompson

Customer Relations, Administration Officer & Logistics Supervisor

Karen is the main person you will talk to when you ring up or visit the office about your storage needs. Karen enjoys spending time horse riding, camping and spending time with her family and animals.

Sean Van Den Hurk

Production Supervisor

Sean is one of our qualified tradesman who is also our floor supervisor. Sean enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.

Joe McCormick


Joe is one of our qualified tradesman who also helps out with sales, marketing and OH&S. Joe enjoys playing sport and hanging out with mates.

Akshay Delal

Product Development Engineer

Akshay is our main engineer who helps improve our current products and works with clients to develop any custom needs they might need. Akshay enjoys heading back to Geelong on weekends to spend time with friends.

Jamie Steel


Jamie is one of our apprentices who currently constructs our ladders and other silos parts. Jamie enjoys spending his time outdoors and going camping.

Nathan Eddy


Nathan is one of our apprentices who currently builds the base of the silos. Nathan enjoys riding motorbikes and spending time with his family.

Marcus Nind


Marcus is one of our apprentices, who currently builds the tops of the silos. Marcus enjoys playing sport and spending time with his family

Phil Monks


Phil builds the roofs of the silos and helps with the manufacturing of parts. Phil spends his time doing projects in his shed and watching rugby.

Joel Gates


Joel is a relatively new member of the team who helps build the bases of the silo. Joel enjoys spending his weekends hanging out with his family.

Brenton Hawkey


Brenton is our main fabricator of silo parts and general engineering jobs. Brenton enjoys spending his time going camping and 4wding.

Jim Coombs

Truck Driver

Jim is our main Truck Driver who will deliver and set up your silo. Jim enjoys everything cars.

Frank Grant

Pilot car driver

Frank is our pilot car driver who also helps in the shed whenever he has time.

Nyree Hunt

Business Systems Officer

Nyree is our Business Systems Officer, managing and updating the company’s management systems and also assists with the Human Resources requirements of the business. Nyree enjoys travel and spending time with family and friends.

Our Process

Over 44 years and counting, we’ve got building silos down to a fine art!

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Step One

Shape the Cone

The first step in building a GE silo is making the cone.

We start by welding together flat sheets of 1.6mm Zincalume. The combined sheet is then formed into a cone shape ready to be fixed into a steel frame.

Every cone is built by hand, meaning we can build almost any cone configuration, such as any cone pitch or an offset cone (where the outlet is off-centre).

Step Two

Build the Frame

At the same time we are building the frame.

While the cone is being shaped, we start building the frame of the silo. Most frames include one or two rolled steel rings connected by a specified number of RHS legs depending on the size of the silo.

Our frames are one of the most oft-customised parts of the silo; with many customers asking for outlet height and frame feature changes.

Step Three

Finish the Base

Next we connect the cone to the frame.

The cone is now attached to the frame, forming the base of the silo. Then the manhole, outlet, and bag chute are attached, along with any other attachments for the base.

We have a range of standard chutes and outlets, but more often than not we are building the silo with a unique set of attachments chosen by the customer.

Step Four

Construct the Roof

We're already constructing the roof!

While you've been watching us put the base together, we've already started on the roof. Galvanised sheets are cut into cake-slice-shaped sections, shaped with valleys and ridges for water runoff, painted and assembled.

By carefully managing the flow of silos in the workshop, we've increased output from 3 to 8 silos per week over the last decade.

Step Five

Join the Wall Sheets

Now the silo takes shape as we add the wall sheets.

Onece the roof is assembled, we start attaching wall sheets. Starting from the top – attached to silo the roof – we make our way to the bottom, with a jig supporting the weight of the silo as we work.

We use a specialised machine to roll out wall sheets in the exact circumference needed for this silo.

Step Six

Finishing Touches

Almost done: now we attach the upper silo to the base and finish it off.

The suspended walls and roof are now drilled and riveted to the base and final attachments added. It is at this stage that we add sight glasses, blower pipes, ladders, and any other attachments.

Our build process has been refined over 44 years with the hard-won knowledge passing down from mum and dad to the next generation.

The Final Step

Delivery Day

The day has arrived! We're delivering your silo today!

The silo now receives a final quality check and is loaded onto a tipper trailer for delivery. We do all our own deliveries, and install your silo on site so that it is ready to go from day one!

If you made it this far: congrats on having an attention span greater than 15 seconds! We hope it's been interesting!

Our Values

Our values drive our actions and our actions drive value for our customers.


Superior Service

We are aware of our customers’ needs and provide the best possible products and services.



We assume individual responsibility, measure outcomes, and continually improve.



We uphold a high standard of professional conduct and communications transparency.



We treasure new ideas, develop new ways of working, and challenge established norms.


Mutual Respect

We consider and accommodate the needs of our staff, customers, clients, and suppliers.



We promote balance between business, community, and environmental sustainability.