Buildex Celebrates 100 Years of Manufacturing in Australia

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Updated: April 13, 2017

2017 marks the Centennial of Buildex manufacturing in Australia.   Established by Walter Arnold Deutsher in 1917, Buildex had its beginnings in a tiny workshop in Melbourne where they specialised in brassware manufacturing, metalwork and toolmaking.   Throughout the last 100 years, the company has made everything from market garden sprinklers (1932), automotive steel nuts for car springs (1933), breech blocks for 25lb howitzers for the army and primer cases for torpedoes for the Navy (1940), Type 17 wood screws (1952), plastic fasteners for the automotive industry (1964) & Teks® self-drilling screws (1965).

More recent developments include the launch of the revolutionary HiGrip® design feature & HiTeks® forged point self-drilling screw (1985), the superior corrosion protection coating Climaseal 3®, the patented feature ShankGuard® (1990), the revolutionary self-drilling screw RoofZIPS® (2002) and the corrosion coating Climaseal® 4 (2004), Climaseal® 5 (2010) and Roof-Lok Cyclonic Assembly (2016).

Today, Buildex continues to manufacture market leading fastening solutions for the building industry in Australia and the rest of the world for customers demanding superior product performance, guaranteed corrosion protection, extensive range & availability and expert technical knowledge & support.

To celebrate its 100 Year anniversary, Buildex is offering roofing contractors a FREE Centennial Prize Pack consisting of a t-shirt, cap, cooler bag and drink bottle when they purchase 4,000 RoofZIPS® fasteners between 1st May and 30th June 2017 from participating stockists.  Further entry details are found on www.buildex.com.au/100years.