Vokes started back in 1930’s and below shows the timeline of how the company transitioned into the AES Environmental it is today. With all the history from the 1930’s up to now including all the changes of location, owners and registrations. For a more in-depth look into the history with images and original documents you can click below.
Incorporated as Vokes Limited.
Vokes Australia Pty Ltd
Incorporated as Vokes Australia Pty Ltd.
Registered on the 5th of September 1939.
VOKES Australia Pty Ltd
Opening of Manufacturing Plant
Vokes Australia opens up filter manufacturing plant.
Streamline & Metal Filtration
Aquire Streamline & diverse Metal Filtration
Robert Kellie, Son of Dundee & Ray Heet
Aquire Robert Kellie, Son of Dundee & Ray Heet process plant.
Vokes Limited register Australian Trade Mark with Victoria office.
Vokes Limited changes name to Vokes Group.
Vokes was outbid for Sterling Industries Limited. Vokes employs 1,250.
Vokes Australia at Rockdale, Sydney
Vokes Australia purchases land at Rockdale, Sydney and builds a filter manufacturing factory.
Vokes Vee Glass
Vokes Register the ‘Vokes Vee Glass’.
Vokes merges with BDO
Vokes Australia Pty Ltd is owned by Brecknell Dolman and Rogers (BDO) & Vokes Group.
Vokes Trade Mark
First Register Vokes Trade Mark 250505.
Thomas Tiling acquires Vokes Australia Pty Ltd
DCE VOKES Pty Ltd
Thomas Tiling consolidate Australian and New Zealand entities of Vokes and DCE to Sydney closing Melbourne and the new group was called DCE VOKES Pty Ltd.
Univee trademark numbers first registered.
Unipak trademarks 387077, 78 and 79 first registered.
DCE Group Limited
Company named DCE Group Limited.
Vokes Registration Removed
Vokes Registration 152415 Removed.
BTR Holdings & Email Airhandling Pty Ltd
BTR assign IP worldwide to BTR Holdings IP 216896 is amended.
BTR acquire Email Airhandling Pty Ltd from Email Westinghouse and merge with existing Australian entity and call the merged group BTR Environmental Pty Ltd.
BTR sells DCE
BTR sells DCE to Donaldson Inc. and assigns appropriate IP worldwide. DCE Limited subsidiary of Donaldson UK Holdings Ltd.
Start of AES Environmental
Invensys proposed sale to Filters Australia and IP schedule prepared by Minter Ellison includes Vokes trademark numbers 216896, 250505 and 152414.
Management buyout commences with Brian Young. BTRE share sale purchase and business owned 100% by Bardy Group which was the start of AES Environmental.
Australian IP renamed from BTRE to AESE as required within the agreement.
Unipak Australian Trademarks 387077, 78 and 79 not maintained and become obsolete.
Laminar Air Flow Pty Ltd
Univee subsequent owners advert registration marks 387080, 1 & 2 IP Australia. All Clyde-Apac and AES Environmental IP assigned into entity with Laminar Air Flow Pty Ltd.
Laminar Flow defends action against Vokes Limited.
A new look
AES Environmental today is closely held by the Young family, who have retained an active participation in the company for more than thirty-four years apart from a short period between March 1998 to December 2001, when it was acquired from Downer EDI.
The company updated their brand identity with a new logo which was produced by the passionate team members.