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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.


Value Wipes on a Roll (Blue)

Strong, absorbent and reusable wipes on a roll with 90 perforated sheets for easy tear off, roll available in four colours. HACCP recognises this as a product suitable for use in a food related environment.

Spray Trigger – 1L

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Spray Trigger – 1L

The 1L Spray Trigger is supplied with colour coded nozzles. The heavy duty trigger design ensures a high output spray nozzle.

General Scrub

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General Scrub

Stiff, durable bristles for a thorough clean. Multi-purpose scrub ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

Platinum Janitors Cart Lockable Cabinet

The Platinum Janitors Cart Lockable Cabinet is to be used with the Oates Platinum Janitors Cart. This cabinet is ideal for safely storing chemicals and other items for improved OH&S.

Oates Breakaway Foaming Cleaner Degreaser 5L

Oates Breakaway is a powerful water based degreaser suitable for use in the food industry to remove grease and fats from floors, walls and equipment used in food, fish, poultry meat and dairy industries. Can be applied by mop and bucket, spray/wipe, broom and pressure rinse....

Floormaster Black Extra Heavy Duty Strip

The Black Extra Heavy Duty Stripping Pad is extra agresive for heavy duty stripping pjobs. The open weave design creates an easy removal of build up in the pad. It's excellent for the removal of burnished floor finishes.

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