Timbecon originally started as a retail timber and tool supplier in May 1989 as there was a demand for specialist timbers, tools and supplies in Perth that was not being satisfied. In fact most of the range that you see now started from sourcing from customer requests of items that they couldn't find elsewhere. To this day, many of the new items that are added to our range are generated from multiple customer requests for the items and when we see broad demand for these items, we will add them to the range.
Since its humble beginnings in 1989, Timbecon has grown from being a small independent timber and tools retailer to becoming one of Australia’s leading woodworking tools suppliers. This has been done by listening to our customers along the way; as we see our customers, together with our staff, as our most important assets.
Since the early days we found there was a need for information on woodworking as well as providing access to the tools themselves. We have dedicated ourselves to not only providing education on our products to our customers, but also the techniques so they can get the most out of their tools. We started running Saturday morning demonstrations in the early nineties (before it became a fashionable marketing tool) to enable woodworkers to get together and learn more about woodworking and socialise with other like-minded people. Today we're harnessing the power of YouTube to deliver information that is always accessible 24/7 so you can find out more about woodworking when it suits you.
Some of the major milestones that have happened for Timbecon.
Frequent Shopper System
Introduction of the Timbecon Frequent Shopper System
Brought the Sherwood range of machinery to Australia
Released our first 144-page catalogue
Early Ecommerce Adoption
The first specialist woodworking company to release an online shopping website with complete range
Moved to a full-colour 160-page catalogue
Launched Chatterbox Newsletter containing tips, techniques and information on woodworking
Revamped original website to be at the cutting edge of technology at the time
The original owners sold the business
Canning Vale Store Opened
The original owners purchased the trading rights of the business back and re-opened in Canning Vale
Industry-leading for supporting multiple device platforms (phone and tablet) plus numerous other features.
First eastern seaboard store opened
Opened our first eastern seaboard store in Melbourne
Both Perth & Melbourne stores moved to bigger and better locations to provide a better shopping experience and expand the range.
Fourth generation website released to provide a richer online research and shopping experience.
Meet The Team
Get to know who you're talking to when you contact us.
Best Practice e-commerce
Our philosophy of reliability and transparency means that our e-commerce business adheres to the Commonwealth Government's Department of the Treasury, Consumer Affairs Division's best practice e-commerce model. We recommend you check the Consumers Online website and read their ten-point checklist.
We pride ourselves on being a business of integrity and always strive to be the best that we can be. We also look at new technology as a means of improving your interaction with us and make it a richer, more enjoyable experience so as new technologies become available you can be assured Timbecon will be one of the first woodwork tool companies to implement it.