April 8th, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary for Schlegel Pty Limited’s manufacturing facility in Australia and New Zealand.
For the period leading up to April 1963, the Schlegel brand and products had been represented in Australia by a local agent “The Mercator Supply Company “. Mercator was a manufacturer’s agent based in Sydney. Of particular interest for Schlegel was Mercator’s affiliation with the fast growing Aluminium Window & Door Industry.
At that time Schlegel, the inventor of woven pile weatherseal, was based in Rochester, New York. Schlegel’s management team made the bold decision to acquire The Mercator Supply Company and invest in a production facility to supply woven pile weatherseal to local window & door manufacturers.
The newly formed company, “The Schlegel Manufacturing Co. Ltd “commenced production on April 8th, 1963 in a small Factory /Warehouse in Ultimo an inner city suburb of Sydney.
In the ensuing 5 decades Schlegel Australia grew with the Industry. We were Australia’s first and now only manufacturer of woven pile weatherseals. Our products have become an integral part the Australian Window and Door Industry.