With more than half a century of industry experience behind us, here at Wilcox Metal Finishing, we have progressively evolved from our primitive beginnings in a domestic garage into a state-of-the-art facility.
The Wilcox Metal Finishing group of companies was established by S.R. Wilcox in Sandringham in 1950, originally intended to supply in-house support service to the Wilcox Press Shop and domestic product manufacturing facilities.
In 1969, Jon Wilcox assumed responsibility for the business from his father and significant expansion commenced almost immediately. By 1986, Jon had patented the first Cathodic E-Coat line for contract work in Australia to the automotive component manufacturers.
In 1994, the operations were relocated to South Dandenong in Victoria, and a second E-Coat plant, a high-capacity computerised Zinc Line and a fully computerised Nickel/Chrome line (incorporating Copper and Duplex Nickel) were progressively established.
In 2001, control of the business passed to Jon’s wife, Jill Wilcox, who chaired the board of directors together with Neil O’Loghlen until his retirement in December 2014.
In 2015, Jill and Jon’s son, Charles Wilcox, joined the board of directors to co-chair with Jill. Currently, the facility provides multi-plant operations with guaranteed quality, reliability and on-time delivery.