Our Story

Built On Exceptional Outcomes From Day One

We have over 27 years experience in delivering projects of all shapes and sizes.

Our commitment to quality customer service, a positive attitude, and production flexibility has enabled us to tackle a vast range of projects, from simple and small to large and complex.

We have worked across every industry sector since 1996, including defence, automotive, agriculture, healthcare, and construction, building long-term relationships with our customers, some of whom have been with us since our founding.


Business Founded

Defence Coating Systems was established in 1996 by Andrew Inglis and Lou Surace. The original name of the business was Controlled Powder Coating.

Blast Facility

Blast Facility Commissioned

We expanded our services, to offer surface preparation to our clients.


Defence Coating Systems became our official name

Constant high volumes of defence work led to the name change to Defence Coating Systems (DCS).

AWD Program

Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program contract

Based on our defence experience we were appointed to the AWD project and established a secondary DCS presence at ASC Osborne to paint the Air Warfare Destroyers. This project was completed in 2020.


DCS became part of the Rowlands Group

We made this change to provide full turnkey solutions for our clients, enabling us to offer additional services available from Rowlands Metalworks, Spark Furniture, and Pecan Lighting.

Vehicle Spray Booth2

Vehicle spray booth commissioned

For the next generation of defence projects and large-size components, we built one of Australia's largest on-site coating facilities at our Wingfield location.

Quality Certifications

Safety and Environmental Certifications added to our Quality Certification

We are committed to reviewing and improving our processes and operations to deliver superior client outcomes! As such, our certifications include:

  • ISO 9001:2105 (Quality)
  • ISO 45001:2018 (Safety)
  • ISO 14002:2015 (Environmental)
DCS Brand Update

Brand update to reflect the future direction of DCS

Our substantial defence experience has enabled us to manage projects of almost any size and complexity. The multicoloured particulates in our logo symbolise our ability to assist you with varying types and scales of projects.

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