About Us

1982

Mr Tomo Steler opened one of the first companies in Victoria to offer decorative finishing by traditional methods to a range of industries.

1987

Installation of a Double Cross Belt Viet automatic sanding machine saw production times decrease without any decrease in our recognised quality.

1993

Relocation to the original factory (Factory One) in Hallam gave greater factory area along with a greater number of spray booths and excellent working conditions.

1998

The ‘factory next door’ (Factory Two) was purchased. It would soon house the most sophisticated automated line setup in the Southern Hemisphere.

2000

A Feature Coating opened its automated roller and spray finishing lines. Since its commission, this facility has enabled many major companies to apply possibilities and solutions that were not previously available to new and existing products.

2007

With increasing emphasis on technology and automation, AFC acquired automated edge sanding capabilities. Calibration and lacquer sanding of edges were now faster and more precise.

2009

Installation of a Nerli cross belt sanding machine and an Emme Elle polishing machine. Current testing results have been extremely positive. With the addition of these 2 machines we hope to give our clients the ultimate in full gloss finishing.