A 15-year-old Campbell Bolwell bought a 1937 Ford V8 sedan for A£50 (around US$100). It was when his brother Graeme decided to take the car for a run in the forest, instead of going to school one day, that Campbell had his first introduction to sports cars. The panels were damaged so badly that Campbell decided to replace them with moulded fibreglass – creating the Bolwell Mk1. Little did he know that his experimenting with the ‘new technology’ of moulded fibreglass would grow to become Bolwell Corporation of today. In 1962, after developing hands-on fibreglass moulding skills, Campbell turned his custom sports car hobby into a business. The Bolwell Mk 4 was his first commercial model, selling over 200 units. Bolwell Cars went on to create five different commercial models, 800 cars in total – and in so doing earned a place in Australia’s automotive history. From cars, we diversified into other fibreglass products and quickly became known for excellence in fibreglass and composites manufacture – sought-after by customers that included smaller Australian businesses through to larger international transport and marine companies.
Creativity and Innovation
It is not by accident that Bolwell has an enviable reputation for managing product manufacture from concept through to packaging and delivery. Commitment to great design, ongoing innovation, state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and seamless delivery has been our hallmark for over 50 years. The Bolwell story began all those years ago with Campbell Bolwell’s dream to design and build sports cars - a dream that became a reality when he built his first fibreglass sports car at age 16. This one car became the foundation for what grew to become Bolwell Corporation. In those 50+ years, we have pioneered manufacturing processes that have allowed us to become a full-service provider for companies like yours - companies that enjoy the benefits that flow from our total manufacturing solutions. We can take your product from design right through production to assembly, packaging and delivery.