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ARC Fences is owned by ARC (Australian Reinforcing Company), one of Australia's leading steel and accessories companies since 1920.

Heritage

The Cyclone Brand was introduced to Australia in 1898, and ARC Fences have been manufactured in Australia for Australians since 1920. 

  • 1898

    The Cyclone® Brand was introduced to Australia in 1898. Cyclone was an Australian Icon especially with the men of the bush in the early 1900's. The Cyclone branded fence was a revolution in the lives of the farmer, bushie and grazier because it made fencing easier with a promise of high quality and lasting performance in the protection of the land it surrounded and the stock it corralled.

  • 1905

    In 1905 Cyclone were the first company to introduce a pre-fabricated fence called SpringCoil based on a hinged joint construction and again were first to introduce an improved pre-fab construction called Ringlock.

  • 1947

    A key point in the history of the Cyclone Company was the decision to go public in 1947 and by 1948 the Cyclone brand had national coverage.

  • 1975

    In 1975, Boral purchased the Cyclone business and oversaw a period of expansion where the Australian-ness of the brand was personified by Slim Dusty becoming the voice of Cyclone in TV commercials of the early 1980's.

  • 1992

    In 1992, Smorgon Consolidated Industries acquired the industrial, domestic and rural fencing divisions of ‘Cyclone'. At this time, the rural product range was significantly expanded with a decision to include plain and trellis wire and other products in a range which had been dominated by Ringlock and pre-fab fencing prior to purchase from Boral.

  • 2001

    In qualitative market research in 2001, farmers stated that Cyclone was an icon and indicated that a focus on improving the brand image would be an important step in growing sales in Australia. To many farmers, Cyclone is Fencing.

  • 2002

    In late 2002, Smorgon Steel acquired the trademark in all markets with the exception of garden tools.

  • 2007

    From 2007 Smorgon Steel Reinforcing rebranded to ARC-The Australian Reinforcing Company and the rest is history.

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