Leonard Chambers and William Thompson started a beekeeping supply business in Melbourne.
CYCLONE IS A BRAND WITH STRONG AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE WHOSE NAME IS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE
From our wild coastlines to our dry centre, fertile rainforests and pristine snowfields, our Australian landscape has the ability to be beautiful yet challengingly brutal. Cyclone Screening is committed to making every Australian dwelling comfortable and safe, providing screening protection from our unforgiving seasonal elements.
Cyclone Screening has been developed with everyday Australians in mind, we consider your environment and create screening solutions against the smallest pests, allergens, bush and grass fires, and the corrosive effects of our coastal lifestyle.
Cyclone offers a comprehensive range of mesh and fabrics to meet the needs of commercial fabricators, residential tradespeople, and DIY enthusiasts. Our next-generation insect screening outperforms materials of the past and has been developed using the latest technology in material, weave, and coating. Cyclone insect screening delivers the highest quality advantages over traditional insect screen products.
We want to keep you connected to the outdoors without the risk of harm. Every screen for every purpose is made with your needs in mind.
Cyclone continues its long-standing commitment to producing the highest quality, consistent and innovative solutions for Australians.
An iconic brand connected to the Australian outdoors; Cyclone has been part of our culture for well over a century. We take pride in making quality insect screening for families and tradespeople alike to enjoy creating dream spaces and making memories in the great outdoors.
Standing the test of time, Cyclone was created to solve a problem - Leonard Chambers and William Thompson started a beekeeping supply business in Melbourne and in 1898 they launched Cyclone Fence & Gate Company to provide wire fencing for hives. Just 20 short years later, the Cyclone company expanded into almost every state in Australia and provided the agricultural industry with quality fencing and gating for livestock and grain production. With centuries worth of knowledge and experience in landscaping tools, we are Australia’s most trusted brand.
Holding tradition and quality at our core, Cyclone continues to honour our long-standing commitment to producing innovative screening solutions for all Australians.
The Cyclone Fence Company was founded in the USA by brothers John and Cornelius Lane, in Holly, Michigan. Its industry was fencing, gates and related products.
The Cyclone Woven Wire Fence & Gate Co. was established in Melbourne by Leonard Chambers and William Thompson, after they had secured the Australian manufacturing rights for ‘Cyclone’ woven wire fencing, invented by the Lane brothers in America.
The company had manufacturing facilities in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth, and their products could be found throughout Australia. Their ornamental woven wire and wrought-iron gates and fencing formed one of the most distinctive elements of Australian urban architecture of the 1920s and 1930s.
The US owned Cyclone Fence Company was acquired by the United States Steel Corporation. The division was sold to Gregory Galvanizing & Metal Processing Inc. in July 1983.
Cyclone Ring Lock fences became available by 1934 and were intended to replace old-style fencing made from plain wire and droppers. Cyclone wire fencing and gates were prized by Australian farmers, for their strength, innovation & style.
Cyclone entered into a contractual agreement with Percy Miller, under the name Cyclone Forgings Ltd. Percy Miller had started as a knife maker, but had branched out into drop forgings etc. Miller had previously been producing hammers, amongst other tools, at his Abbotsford, Victoria premises.
Over the years Cyclone then expanded into other categories, including insect screening, garden and hand tools.
The earliest we can date back to local manufacture of insect screening with the operation of the Wire & Cloth Office & Warehouse in Bentleigh, Victoria.
Cyclone became part of AMES and continue to manufacture both in Australia and internationally a wide range of Garden Tools & Insect Screening.
AMES continue to expand the Cyclone insect screen division, producing some of the finest quality mesh and fabrics in the world. Cyclone has long-standing global manufacturing partnerships and is dedicated to quality, consistency & innovative solutions.