Started in the 1940's just after World War II, The Lewis family are one of the oldest established canvas goods manufacturers in Western Australia.
Originally F. Lewis and Sons, started manufacturing tarpaulins, tents and general canvas goods in Bunbury WA shortly after Frank Lewis was decommissioned from the war effort where he was stationed on Rottenest Island in the last line of defense of Perth. Frank's elders son Ray joined the company in the late 1950's where he grew the company to include blinds and awnings.
In 1972 Ray Lewis Founded Del-Ray Canvas Australia in the industrial area of Bunbury Western Australia servicing the agriculture sector with tarpaulins, machine covers etc and the Bunbury district with Blinds and awnings and marquee hire. Del-ray at one stage was the largest manufacturer of tents in Australia when they were manufacturing tents and marquees for the department of defense in the 1980's. They are still today a preferred supplier to the department and quality assurance certified to ISO9001. During this time both of Ray's sons, Mark & Paul Lewis worked in the business during school holidays and after completing school and took keen interest in the canvas industry, that set them for their now roles.
In 1994 Del-ray Canvas Australia purchased A & B Leather & Canvas now A & B Canvas Australia in Kewdale an inner industrial suburb and the transport hub of Perth . This enabled the company to expand to meet the demands across the state, and expand into the transport industry, adding truck sidecurtains (curtainsiders / taughtliners), concertina tarpaulins as well as specialty leather products to their already extensive range of custom made canvas products.
Del-Ray Canvas Australia and A & B Canvas Australia are now run by third generation Lewis' with Mark Lewis GM Del-Ray Canvas Australia and Paul Lewis GM A & B Canvas Australia. Together these two companies offer the people and industry of Western Australia service second to none with products such as:
With a focus on service anyone dealing with the Canvas Australia group can rest assured that we are not happy unless you are happy and we will do everything in our power to make sure that the product you buy from us exceeds your expectations.