Allfab Distributors opened for business in September 1981 by Kevin Handley and Peter Walker. The business quickly grew and became one of the major suppliers of Automotive, Furniture as well as Marine upholstery in Victoria.
Allfab became one of Nylex Corporations distributors as well as Acmil Plastics and Kennon Carpet Mills part of the BTR Group (British Tyre Rubber) in 1983.
We had experienced staff and Peter Cheeseman joined our company and an association that went on for almost 25 years. Peter had extended knowledge of the PVC vinyl trade from way back in the 1950’s. In the 90’s Allfab expanded into QLD through Roy Armstrong who was molding carpet and he sold our fabric under Golden State Automotive. Allfab also expanded into Sydney taking control of Australia’s East Coast.
In the early 90’s Nylex ceased to trade so Allfab took the opportunity and became an importer of vinyls in all areas as there was no one producing vinyls in Australia. We have one of the largest range of PVC vinyls for Auto, Marine, Domestic Furniture and Commercial Furniture in Australia.
The years have passed and family gave way and in 2008 Ryan Handley and in 2009 Edward Handley joined the company, Kevin’s two sons which has been the start of next generation in Allfab’s life. Kevin Handley creator of Allfab passed away due to a short battle with cancer in 2016 and with this Ryan Handley decided to venture on his new path and left the company too in 2017 leaving the youngest son Edward as now the new owner and director of Allfab. Edward has taken into his stride to take the company into the future with a new name AFD Australia and a new look and lease on the upholstery supplies trade. Edward Handley has proven to Australia so far his dedication and domination of the commercial sector in importing and distributing raw materials to many multinational companies and this is just the start.
AFD enjoys recognition in the trade as one of the major suppliers to other companies in Australia who are using all our PVC vinyl products. Look through our website and contact us for samples.