Redox has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the leading chemical and ingredients distributors in the world.
Bit by bit, inch by inch we expanded and re-invested in facilities and staff, exploring new industry sectors and new markets.
The story of Redox has been shaped by the persistence and dedication to customer service of the Coneliano family who retain full ownership and are still involved with daily operations.
Today we proudly serve tens of thousands of customers from every industry across the globe.
Redox was originally established in North Sydney by founder Roland Coneliano as a partnership named C&K Industrial Traders. The Company dealt primarily as manufacturers representatives dealing in importation of chemicals from Eastern Europe and selling them to local distributors and merchants.
C&K Industrial Traders was awarded the agency to represent the USSR Chemical Industry in Australia.
The Company, having grown steadily, moved to a larger premises in Waterloo and was incorporated in the same year as C&K Industrial Traders Pty Ltd.
The Company was renamed Redox Chemicals Pty Ltd. The name communicated the Company's prime business function and importantly marked the commencement of selling products directly to end users.
Redox's growth dictated a need for the Company to warehouse its own products. To facilitate this an office and warehouse complex was constructed on land owned by the Company in Botany. All operations were transferred to this site.
Redox purchased its first computer, a single screen Canon CX1.
Redox established an office in a terrace house in Melbourne to meet the needs of customers based in Victoria.
An office in Perth, Western Australia was established.
Faced with an exponential growth rate, forward planning was necessary to cater for the expansion. To this end Redox purchased a one hectare site at Wetherill Park, Sydney to provide room for projected growth. An environmental impact study was commissioned and after a 6 month investigation the completed report was submitted to authorities.
Redox established an office in Brisbane, Queensland.
Redox opened an Adelaide branch and Melbourne relocated to a larger site occupying a 5000m2 warehouse, incorporating a bulk storage and bagging facility.
Despite an economy in recession , 1991 marked a year of expansion for Redox. Having commissioned the successful environmental impact study, a two storey office block and hazardous storage warehousing facility was designed and constructed on the 10,000m2 site purchased in Wetherill Park, and was officially opened in February 1991.
Further construction of Redox's Wetherill Park site provided an increase in office space of 50% and 75% in warehouse area.
Redox was awarded national certification as a quality endorsed company in accordance with ISO 9002 quality systems, indicative of the company's policy to ensure fulfilment of customers' requirements.
Phenomenal growth in sales funded a move into New Zealand, with an office established in Auckland, to provide suppliers with a familiar partner in the market and to better serve clients with Trans Tasman affiliations.
Redox became a member of the Australian Chemical Industry Council, committed to the abiding principles of Responsible Care.
The Melbourne office transferred to a newly purchased Laverton North site after the successful installation and commission of bulk chemical handling equipment at the new site.
Sales reach AUD$108 million, exceeding Redox' goal of AUD$100 million by the year 2000.
The Company embarked on the third and final expansion of the Wetherill Park site. As a result of this construction, the office area increased by a further 55% and warehouses doubled in size.
Construction commenced on the new 35,000m2 Adelaide office and warehouse complex in Dry Creek.
An increase in exposure to the agriculture sector due to an acquisition of a trading business enabled Redox to establish a branch in Christchurch, New Zealand.
6 hectares of industrial land was purchased in Minto to allow for the expansion of the Sydney office and consolidation of storage on one site, as it was clear Redox would outgrow the Wetherill Park site.
The Adelaide, Dry Creek site is completed and occupied, and land is purchased at Bibra lake to allow expansion of the Perth office.
Construction of the first stage of the 2.5 hectare site in Bibra Lake, Western Australia is completed.
Completion of the $11 million purpose built corporate headquarters and NSW distribution centre at Minto, featuring a modern three storey office facility for sales and administration staff, and a two storey transport office for warehouse and support staff.
To reflect the evolving nature of the business and to celebrate Redox's 40th birthday, a new logo was designed.
Commenced construction of stage 2 of our NSW distribution centre in Sydney that saw storage expanded by 30%, being 4700 extra pallet spaces, with the addition of a specialty food store.
Passed the company milestone of AUD $100 million in net tangible assets.
A new site was secured for Redox’s Brisbane operations, measuring 2.3 hectares.
Redox acquired the business of two companies, Bribros and Deltrex. Bribros added a new enhanced capability to service the plastics and rubber markets. Deltrex was acquired from ALS limited, which included a new site in Girraween Sydney and Laverton in Melbourne with the ability to custom blend and dilute a variety of items, while also expanding storage capabalities by around 8000 pallets.
Redox established an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Redox launched the new line of business software Redebiz, an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application, purpose built for the needs of Redox and its partners.
Redox expanded into the USA with the first sales office opening in California, with sales staff handling all enquiries for the North American market.
Sales exceeded AUD $533 million.