Lasercraft’s Vision Lives on as it Celebrates 30 Years

Lasercraft Australia, the Central Coast’s oldest and most successful business providing supported employment for people living with physical and intellectual disabilities, celebrated 30 years in business last month.
Set up to be a sustainable business while providing meaningful work for disabled people Lasercraft from its inception set out to build a business based on a relentless commitment to quality, service and design innovation in manufacturing trophies and awards and become Australia’s leading trophy specialist.
While there have been many supporters over the last 30 years the guiding lights through most of that time were the founders Peter Robson who only retired as Chairman a few years ago, and John Leddy who was General Manager and retired a few years before that.
It was their idea to acquire laser precision engraving machines that were a brand new technology and train a team of disabled employees to manufacture awards and business products of the highest quality and design.
The idea was a huge success and over the years Lasercraft counted blue chip companies such as Qantas, 3M, CommBank, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and many others as long term customers.
Unfortunately, like many new technologies the machinery got cheaper and easier to acquire and eventually competition drove prices down to a point where customers accepted a lower quality standard and lower prices.
To their credit Lasercraft have all along maintained their quality standards and remain in the market place however they have introduced new services to support their workers.
The services include; mail fulfilment and distribution, clean room packaging, collation of products and warehouse services.