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About Us

Focus: Quality, Service, Price

A family owned business spanning three generations has a strong focus on:

1) Quality locally made and sourced products that will stand the test of use and time

2) Personalised customer service that is second to none. Whether dealing with a large company or a one time personal buyer, each customer is shown the same attentive care.

3) Competitive pricing across the entire range. Get a comparison quote and test this out.

Company History

• 1949 –Jakob commenced working with wire as an apprentice.

• 1961 – Began to produce wire products. Many, of which are still produced and sold today.

• 1970 –Jakob teamed up with his son 'Jake' and they started a wire product manufacturing business, located in Fitzroy, Melbourne.

• 1980 – Growth required a larger working space. The business moved to larger premises in East Keilor. That additional space allowed for the purchase and installation of the first chain machine.

• 1985 – Growth and expansion continued, and within 5 years an additional 4 machines had been acquired to manufacture additional products, including; jack chains and hanging basket chain sets.

• 1987 – Larger space was needed again. The business moved the chain manufacturing operation to a new larger premises.

• 1990 – Acquired the Able Cooke chain plant, increasing the range dramatically to include knotted (coil), chandelier, picture frame and more jack chains.

• 1993 – A ball chain machine was added to the factory. Began to import selected quality chain from overseas in order to increase range and keep up with demand.

• 1994 – More room was required to house the expanding chain business and once again, the business made the move to a larger premises.

Further Growth

• 1995 – Within less than one year, Abacon Products was outgrowing its premises. Instead of undertaking yet another move, there was a major restructure and disposal of redundant equipment.

• 2001 – A state-of-the-art, complete chain plant was imported from Germany and installed into the factory. A jewellery chain plant was also acquired from Austral Chains based in locally in Melbourne.

• 2010 – Jake's son 'Michael', joined the business during the final year of his tertiary studies, to work on the online presenc, marketing, work with wholesale customers and ensure the general public is serviced. The product range was greatly diversified and increased. Now manufacturing, importing and distributing a vast range of commercial, decorative and jewellery chains and accessories throughout Australia.
 

Chain.com.au is now the largest light chain manufacturer in all of Australasia (with over 30 chain machines manufacturing in Melbourne, Australia) and having sold chain as far as the USA, Norway and Central Africa but we still believe in “Quality, Service & Price”. We hope we can be of some assistance to you with your requirements of either chain, fittings, wire products or hardware.

Please contact us, we will try our best to help you!