Ken Arthur joined Robertson and Lansley Pty Limited
1st September as a Toolmaker. He later
became Moulding Division Manager and a
Company Director with Roblan Pty Ltd
. Ken is a Past
Chairman of the Moulders Committee
(Plastics Institute of Australia).
Roblan Holdings Pty Limited
was incorporated on 6th April.
and Harry Butler travelled overseas
to investigate recent developments in
Toolmaking machinery, Metal Stamping
technology and apprenticeship selection
agency was established with Dayton Progress, as both Dave and
Harry envisioned the application that the
advancements in metal punch technology
could have in the Australian Toolmaking
Roblan became the first
foreign member of The National Tool Die
& Precision Tooling Association of
RPC Pty Ltd (trading as Roblan
Precision Components) was incorporated on
10th October, 1967.
To enable this
expansion Robertson and
Lansley Pty Limited purchased land in
Roblan pioneered the use
of N.C. (numerical control) machinery in
end of the year Robertson and Lansley Pty Limited
erected its 34,000
sq. ft. (3,160 sq. m.) manufacturing
premises at 233 Catherine
On 30th December Jim MacDonald started as an apprentice toolmaker.