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Celebrating 40 years of design innovation

08 Oct 2019

Above: Latest product innovation in the company's 40-year history of design and innovation, Multipole Estate Series 

 

Goldspar, the family owned, Australian company behind the MultipoleTM multifunction smart pole, is celebrating 40 years of ground-breaking design and innovation. With eighteen design patents either pending or registered, Goldspar has been at the forefront of emerging industry trends for the last four decades.

Goldspar started out designing and manufacturing sailing masts, fittings and spars which were renowned for strength and finish and sourced by recreational and elite competition sailors alike.

Goldspar designed the first computerised, aluminium tapering machine in 1979 to manufacture tapered light poles and sailing masts which were sleek and strong. Tapered aluminium lightpoles are still widely used today to create innovative and unique lighting design solutions.

In 1997, Goldspar's Founder, Doug Rawson-Harris designed and developed the first Multi-Function light pole system known as the Smartpole. This won him the Australian Design Award for Industrial Design in 1998.  Doug went on to develop MultipoleTM, the new generation of aluminium multi-function smart poles. 

With "smart cities" becoming the goal for urban and rural communities across the world, Goldspar is continually improving its leading MultipoleTM design which can incorporate future technologies.  




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