In the same decade the first Australian manufactured Holden rolled of the production line, another Australian manufacturer, Wilson & Gilkes, opened their doors.
In the following five decades Australians eagerly embraced the emerging technologies of slideshows, Super 8 film and home movies, personal tape recorders followed by video, CD, DVD and eventually full digital delivery technology with advanced audio technology. High definition, 3D projection and virtual interaction technology are just the latest in a long line of audio visual innovations.
Much of this technology has changed the way that we see the world. In fact the world has become a much smaller place. Australians now have a seemingly endless choice of brands and products to choose from.
Wilson & Gilkes Today
The encouraging fact is that Australians still recognise the benefits of high quality locally manufactured products, ensuring that Wilson & Gilkes is still their first choice for the supply of high quality, innovative and robust equipment. And this is not because of nationalistic pride. Australians are pragmatic by nature. Generations of Australians know that Wilson & Gilkes is a world leading manufacturer, following ‘best practice’ design manufacturing, environmental and safety standards. On this journey spanning five decades, Wilson & Gilkes has invested in countless generations of Australian designers and engineers, along with their support teams.
This commitment extends today to working with school programs to help the next generation understand the world of possibilities and opportunities still available to them with world class local manufacturers. The commitment to local manufacturing doesn’t stop there. Wilson & Gilkes now extend their state of the art manufacturing facilities to allow other people to realise their dreams, through their Make Manufacturing division.
Very few companies can claim the status of being an enduring Australian manufacturing icon. Wilson & Gilkes is one such proud Australian.