Laying the foundations . . .
Australian Building Components began its life as Dindas Lew (Qld) Pty Ltd, an importer and wholesale distributor of timber, timber products and hardware. Although incorporated in 1983, the company's origins extend back to 1962 when the late Feliks Dindas purchased a small pine sawmill near Mt Gambier in South Australia. From these humble beginning, the commercial structure of the Dindas family enterprises has grown to encompass every state in Australia and Dindas Lew (Qld) grew to become the largest, privately owned timber wholesaler in the state of Queensland. The company has always been involved in property development.
After developing a strategy of specialising in marketing and distribution of "Innovative Building Products", the company was awarded in 1987, sole distributor status in Queensland for the Hyspan LVL range of engineered timber products, a status that was extended in 1992 to include New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. A developing track record of success with specialty product marketing also won for the company the sole distributor status in Queensland for a range of insulation products manufactured by DuPont. The continued search for innovative products led to the commencement in 1992 of a feasibility study into the establishment of an L.O.S.P. timber treatment plant. The new plant was installed in late 1994, and is still today, the largest in Australia and the most technologically advanced in the Southern hemisphere.
Home building and component manufacture through associate businesses were added to the list of trading activities in 1995, and these, along with long standing property interests, gave the company a very diverse role.
In July 1995, the wholesale distribution business was merged with that of family related Company Dindas Lew Australia to create one of the nation's largest privately owned timber importing and wholesaling operations. In 1996, Australian Building Components divested its interest in Dindas Lew Australia to concentrate on its home building and export related businesses.
All of the contacts established during these activities of building material supply have been maintained and are now a substantial part of the diversified supply base of Australian Building Components.