Wilsons Sheet Metals - Company Profile
In October 1929 Leslie Thomas Wilson and his father William bought a sheet metal business in Brunswick and Wilsons Sheet Metals was born. The factory manufactured goods for both the refrigeration industry and the plumbing trade although it soon became clear that the biggest customers were the plumbing merchants.
As the business grew, Wilsons Sheet Metals moved to a larger factory at 111 Nott Street, Port Melbourne. Wilsons began manufacturing roll formed guttering in 1935 when the business managed to secure a supply agreement with the plumbing and hardware store Reece, a relationship which has continued to this day. By 1941 the business had outgrown its premises and so a larger factory was built at 77 Nott Street. However in 1942 Leslie joined the RAAF and chose to close the factory, leasing it to the Munitions Department as a storehouse.
After World War II Wilsons Sheet Metals reopened and the business continued to grow. In 1955 the factory became a registered company, L.T. Wilson Pty Ltd trading as Wilsons Sheet Metals. By 1970 Wilsons Sheet Metals had to move again to a much larger factory at 16 Monomeeth Drive, Mitcham - our current location.
Today the team at Wilsons Sheet Metals continues to manufacture top quality rainwater goods and accessories using a variety of materials best suited for today’s market. We are dedicated to supplying the best quality product at the best possible price. Quality that only comes with the experience and expertise of three-quarters of a century in the industry.