The company commenced operation in 1949 in a small factory in Prahran, thus becoming the first factory to produce lace in Australia. Most of these lace machines are still in operation today, creating quality cluny cotton laces. Expansion into weaving and knitting of elastic fabrics enabled the company to become a significant supplier to the lingerie industry, in particular to many other manufacturers and wholesalers in the traditional textile arena. The company is an importer of raschel laces and is the Australian agent for Berisfords Ribbons (UK), Kuny (Switzerland), Walter Bohi Laces (Austria) and Wu Tong (Taiwan). Webbing Industries Australia became a wholly Australian owned company in 1986, when they were bought out by the Greatorex family. This heralded a period of rapid change for the company. In 1988 the factory was re-located to the current premises at 204 Chesterville Road in Cheltenham. New machines have been purchased in order to upgrade and expand the factory. As Webbing Industries Australia has its' own dyeing and finishing plant, we can colour match, dye and finish elastic, webbing and industrial webbing to our customers requirements.