topline factoryHistory

Topline Paint is a South Australian family owned business that had its start in a small factory located at number 1 Tobruk Ave, St Marys in 1962.

Even back then Topline Paint worked to not just make paint but to solve customers’ problems. Most of our early products were made for specific customers’ requirements. Over the next 16 years Topline’s business grew and so did our need for space. We grew from 1 Tobruk Avenue to occupying all of 1 to 7 Tobruk Avenue and in 1978 a decision was made to construct a purpose-built factory at Lonsdale.

The new factory was opened in 1979 by the then Industrial Affairs Minister, Dean Brown. This new facilities at Lonsdale included a showroom, offices, production facilities, storage space, and a fully equipped laboratory for quality control and research and development of new products. The original Topline site at St Marys was maintained as a sales outlet for many years.

Topline’s product range continued to expand and evolve over the years and we manufactured a surprising range of products including gelcoats and detergents as well as our paint staples.

In 2007 Topline acquired Shipway Spescoat an Adelaide based speciality manufacturer of timber and marine coatings – including the well known Forminex brand, broadening our range of products and manufacturing experience even further.

Today, Topline is a specialty paint manufacturer with a significant manufacturing capability backed by ISO 9000 quality accreditation and years of experience. Topline produces a wide range of products under its own labels and also manufactures an extensive list of products under toll manufacture/private label arrangements.


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