About Us

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High-quality metal finishes in Melbourne

From our strategically located 3,875m2 plant in Dandenong South, we are ideally located to access the interstate highway network. From here, we can provide our high-quality metal finishes for clients over a wide area at the rate of 130,000 components per day.

Over 50 years of expertise in metal finishes

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.

Why choose us for your metal finishes?

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• Service and quality are our number 1 priorities

• We are the pioneers of E-Coat, EDP in Australia with experience that speaks for itself

• 2 EDP machines provide huge capacity, reliability and flexibility

• We are the only fully computerised Nickel Chrome process in Australia

• We have our own computerised effluent plant

• We are always looking for ways to improve

• Long-term staff retention

• We guarantee reliable and repeatable consistent quality

• Onsite laboratory

Quality and customer care

Communication is the key to all of our dealings and our experts can work closely with you to ascertain the best plating or anti-corrosion option for your specific products.

Thanks to our AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, you are assured of quality from your initial enquiry through to the final completion and dispatch of your order.

Fully computerised systems assure our clients of reliable and consistent quality, whilst our dedicated production team ensures rapid turnarounds and on time deliveries.

Our aims include:

• To be customer-focussed and strive to exceed customer expectations

• To involve our staff in achieving unity of purpose and direction

• To plan and develop our processes and systems to improve service to the customer and the organisation’s effectiveness

• To make continual improvements fundamental to our operation

What distinguishes us from others?

• Our simple and courteous discussion of customer requirements, involving the development of relevant specification

• Customer access to our technical expertise

• Facility to monitor incoming raw product for defects that might affect coating quality

• Guaranteed conformance and compliance with accepted specification is achieved by state-of-the-art in-process computer control

We provide the right systems and controls for the protection and on time delivery of your finished products so call us now
on 03 9792 9815

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