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Rokset Industries Pty Ltd has been operating since 1923. We’re a family-owned, South Australian company and for 94 years we’ve been national suppliers of an extensive range of painting and decorating applications and accessories.

Our products include brushes, rollers, scrapers, cutting knives, Olfa knives and blades, mixers, protective products and more.

We’re proud to be South Australian and proud of our history, too.

 

old & new warehouse
1923
today

Our history……

 

2016 Became distributor of Big Wipes.

Big Wipes

 

  Became distributor of Prep Production products.

Prep Productions

 

 

Became the Paint Channel distributor for 3M Australia.

3M
2015

Became Australian distributor of Euro Rollers.

 

Euro Rollers

 

2013

Celebrated 90 years in the industry and still going strong! Rokset continue to be 100% Australian owned and operated.

 

2012

Completed reformulation of the fillament range and repackaging/rebranding.

 

2011

Signed up to the Australian National Packaging Covenant as part of our commitment to a sustainable environment. We have committed to finding improved environmental outcomes for packaging.

National Packaging Covenant Action Plan    
action plan 2016 Report

 

2010

Completed reorganisation and upgrade of St Mary’s facility to improve efficiency and productivity in all areas.

 

2008

Celebrated 85 years in the industry!

 

2005

Entered the European market exporting Rokset brushes and accessories to Ireland.    

 

2004

Accredited to Quality Assurance AS/NZS ISO9001:2000 Business Management System.

 

2003

Celebrated 80 years of business and produced 2,000,000 brushes in the St Mary’s facility.

 

2002

Established Rokset New Zealand.

 

2001

Installed state of the art brush making machinery to cope with increases in production requirements.

 

1998

Opened new distribution and office complex adjacent to the factory at Ragless Street, St Mary’s,

 

1997

Exceeded annual brush production of more than 1,000,000 units for the first time.

 

1994

Accredited to Quality Assurance AS/NZS 3901 IS09001.

 

1990

Set quality standards and undertook in-house research into bristle quality.  New brush making facilities introduced to provide Rokset with enough capacity to produce 50% of Australia’s paint brush requirements.

 

1979

Appointed exclusive Australian distributor for the Olfa brand of snap-off cutters and blades.

 

1972

Introduced automatic brush making machinery for production of competitively priced, quality Handyman brush ranges.

 

1964

Introduced Australia’s first long handled oval shaped cutting–in brushes, radiator brushes and a broader range to satisfy the requirements of all master painters.

 

1963

Engaged new young staff to learn traditional handmade brush making methods.  Rokset Master Painter Products led the field by providing brushes which suited new generation paints.

 

1961

Built modern single level manufacturing facility at St Mary’s 8km from Adelaide.

 

1960

Won the prestigious Edwards Laurel, Australia’s top award, won by Rokset for the best consumer products in plastics for its plastic handled paint brush ranges.

 

1939

Pioneered phenolic (later epoxy) bonding of bristles.

 

1923

Opened our doors and launched of the first range of paintbrushes.

 

 

 
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