History

Wardrobe Refractories was founded in 1956 by Arthur D Wardrobe. The company at that time was known as Arthur Wardrobe P/L and with Arthur at the helm the company serviced the local refractory industry in and around Sydney NSW, Australia.

The company was founded by Arthur on integrity, honesty and a personal attention to each customer’s requirements.

This “hands on approach” saw the business succeed and from 1956 to Arthur’s retirement in 1971 it was not unusual to see him out and about on the work sites, ensuring that the works were carried out to his high standards. Upon his retirement the company was purchased by his long time Managing Director, Ronald Gately. Continuing the principles established by Arthur the business blossomed on the basis of attention to detail, service and quality. Ron retired in 1982 passing the business to his son Colin who still directs the company growth through actively pursuing the principles first established by Arthur.

The company has over 50 years experience in the refractory industry, developing innovative solutions using the most appropriate and cost effective technologies. We offer our customers a solid background in the repair and maintenance of all types of heating equipment.

As we are an independent company we can tailor the use of the best refractory materials, sourced from a number of refractory manufactures (both from within Australia and overseas) to your requirements.

Our experienced supervisors and trades people carry out servicing both in Australia and overseas with the same dedication that was set down by Arthur back in 1956.