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Oates Pty Ltd grew from the original A. A. Oates broom factory that operated in North Melbourne before the First World War. 

Starting with cotton mops in 1930, Edgar Oates, his father Albert and brothers Bert and Lawrence worked through the very tough years of the great depression with Edgar and Lawrence then serving their country in the Second World War.

In the post war years the product range was steadily expanded and production facilities improved.  A reputation amongst trade buyers as a reliable supplier of quality products was firmly established in all markets.

During the 1980’s and 1990’s acquisitions and product development together with the opening of warehouses and sales offices in all mainland capitals resulted in E. D. Oates becoming the leading supplier of cleaning products in Australasia.

In July 2005, E.D. Oates was acquired by GUD Holdings Pty Ltd.  This new business venture is a combination of the new and old E.D. Oates.  This brings together two companies dedicated to strong branding and future growth in cleaning products within Australia and New Zealand.

At the commencement of 2008 the Oates(R) range comprises over 1200 products and customers range from the largest Supermarkets, DIY Chains and Mass Merchants to specialized cleaning outlets and export customers across the Pacific and Asia. Oates(R) continues to grow further through complementary acquisitions and new product introductions, many of which are designed in Australia.

Modern warehousing systems combined with a national sales force results in the highest levels of service and quality.

1.8m Telescopic Aluminium Pole

The 1.8m Telescopic Aluminium Pole is a lightweight aluminium two section pole with locking sleeve for added strength. Perfect for high reach window cleaning, dusting, cobweb removal and wall washing.

20cm Window Cleaner – Head Only

The 20cm Window Cleaner Head Only is a sponge, bristles and blade in one that washes, scrubs and squeegees surfaces dry.

3″ Front Castor Wheel

The 3" Front Castor Wheel is to be used with the Oates Janitors Cart and the Oates Scissor Trolley. It's sturdy construction ensures smooth gliding and easy manoevrability.

300mm Floor Scrub

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300mm Floor Scrub

Ideal for use on tiles and grout.

300mm Fluid Aluminium Flat Mop Head

Decitex Aluminium Flat Mop Head ideal for wet or dry use with an angled head to get into corners and along skirting boards. Industrial quality and strength complete with hook fastner tab for strong and easy connection to pads.

350mm Modacrylic Mop Fringe Refill

Floormaster Dust Control Modacrylic Mop Refill with highly resilent and durable fibres that capture dust, dirt and lint, for use with Oates 350mm Modacrylic and Dust Control Mops.

35cm Fixed T-Bar Window Washer

The 35cm Fixed T-Bar Window Washer is made from a durable plastic frame making this ideal for use on windows, mirrors, walls and ceilings when used with microfibre sleeve. It includes water holding cavities for efficient cleaning of large surfaces.

380mm Wool Applicator

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380mm Wool Applicator

Pure lambswool applicator which is gentle on surfaces ideal for floor polishing purposes, with a 380mm sturdy wooden base, complete with a 22mm powder coated steel handle.

380mm Wool Applicator Refill

Pure lambswool applicator which is gentle on surfaces ideal for floor polishing purposes. For use with 380mm Wool Applicator (SM-053).

400 Colour Coded Mop Refill

Value Mop Refill available in 5 colours with 400 grams of durable, long lasting and highly absorbent mop yarn. HACCP recognises this as a product suitable for use in a food related environment.

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