This year Wideline Windows & Doors celebrates its 50th Anniversary. The company attributes their rich history to the individuals and innovations that have helped shape their success.
Owner of Wideline, and the Logan Manufacturing Group Chairman, Chris Logan could not have imagined half a century ago that Wideline would grow to become the largest window and door manufacturer in NSW.
Chris reflects: “This milestone is a testament to the commitment and talents of our past and present employees who have served the company throughout our history and played such a significant role in Wideline’s accomplishments. We are immensely grateful to all our stakeholders, as well as the terrific builders and suppliers who work every day to serve our customers and help advance our efforts in the industry.”
With the same values that have sustained the company for the past five decades, Wideline’s core focus is continuous development of people and knowledge which strengthens the building market through innovation, and commitment to supporting customers and communities.
“We are thrilled to celebrate this 50-year milestone in our position as NSW’s #1 window and door supplier. With the same passion that has sustained the company for the past half century, Wideline is leading into the future with an emphasis on expansion, innovation and service to deliver superior customer experience.”
From modest beginnings in September 1971, Wideline now employs more than 300 people and operates over nine acres of land across several facilities, inhabiting 15,000m2 of production space. Having this level of control over the end-to-end manufacturing process enables costs to be contained and production managed to fulfil orders on time and in full to the benefit of customers.
Based on the NSW Central Coast, Wideline’s facilities include residential aluminium, architectural aluminium, timber, screens and state-of-the-art glass factories, plus a world class vertical powder coat facility.
Wideline’s five modern Showrooms have been carefully designed to provide builders, architects and home-owners an immersive experience to evoke inspiration and understanding, with over 50 products and accessories on display.
Some of Wideline’s key achievements include:
- Being a founding member of the Australian Window Association (AWA).
- HIA Innovation Award for the patented design of Halo Aquashield™ flashing.
- Being the first window and door manufacturer in NSW to build a Vertical Power Coat Facility, which launched Logan Architectural Finishing.
- Long term supporter of dozens of sporting and charity groups, including Westpac Helicopter, Feel the Magic, Surf Life Saving, Rotary and Lions Club events.
- Manufacturing locally made products as a family-owned Australian business.
Wideline promotes a family-first philosophy, creating cultural alignment through shared values to attract and retain top talent. Indeed, there’s more than 40 staff who have been with the company for over 15 years, some over 30 years, that provide a wealth of sound experience and governance as a pathway for future growth.
Wideline continues to make significant investment in its people, technology and equipment to achieve quality and performance outcomes and be a champion of Australian family-owned manufacturing.
This past year has seen more than its fair share of challenges and opportunities. Through it all, Wideline employees, customers and suppliers have worked together and supported each other through the difficult times.
“The building industry faces constant change and challenge”, said Chris. “Over the last 50 years Wideline has developed an agile culture which enables us to prepare for, adapt and respond to changes that satisfy the demands of industry and consumer.”
“Wideline remains a pioneer in the increasingly diverse consumer landscape as we strive to develop exciting new products that meet ever-changing needs and regulations, and that improve product performance, efficiency and desirability. Here’s to another successful 50 years in the making.”