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Our Story

A Local Australian Family Business



The Confoil Story

Over 50 years in the making...

The Confoil story began over 50 years ago in 1966. Our humble beginnings commenced as we embarked on the design and manufacturing of a wide variety of foil trays and containers. Since that time, our diverse range of products has grown substantially, with our product range now consisting of over 350 individual food packaging items. Foil is still at the core of our business, however our range has now extended to include materials such as paperboard, pulp, and eco-parchment to name a few.

Our head office and expansive manufacturing facility is located in Bayswater, Melbourne. Confoil also has operations nationally & throughout New Zealand.

Australian Family Business

100% Australian Owned and Operated

Australian Family Business Emblem

Confoil is proud to state that we are a 100% privately owned Australian family business.  To us, being local means that we are able to be responsive to our customers needs, engage as an active part of our community and support local jobs. These are contributions we are extremely proud of. Confoil are honoured to be members of Family Business Australia - the peak Australian body committed to providing support and guidance to the family business sector.

Our family Legacy

Our Family Legacy

We have seen a lot change over the years here at Confoil, but one thing that will never change is our love of family. Our founders began this company as a family owned and operated business, and now, 50 years on, the family legacy continues with daughters and sons of our original founders still actively working in and managing the business. Founded initially by friends Jim McEwen and Ken Strickland who met on a sailing trip, they were quickly joined by Engineer Alan Henderson who brought a wealth of technical knowledge to the business in the way of manufacturing and machinery know how. Confoil are extremely proud to say that the majority of our workforce has chosen to be with us for most of their working careers. Our history and corporate culture is steeped in loyalty to our extended Confoil family and our wonderful customers and is a testament to the values Jim, Ken and Alan brought to the business.

Confoil's founders (seen here) from right to left - Jim McEwen, Ken Strickland and Alan Henderson.