The Oscar group was started in 1958 By Leo Op de Coul as an upholstery business in Horsham, Victoria.
In 1981 Leo and his son Anthony made the move into furniture manufacturing under the name of ‘Oscar Furniture’ which produced high quality lounge suites for the Australian domestic market.
With Anthony in the director’s role, the father and son ran the business together for 25 years before Leo settled into retirement.
In the early 2000’s Anthony recognised that low cost imports were threatening the traditional furniture market and converted Oscar Furniture into a leader of lift chair design and specialised manufacturing for the health industry using cellular fabrication systems and JIT supply chain.
Prior to joining the family business Anthony was working as a registered builder for many years. His expertise in Just in time (JIT) manufacturing and construction made the Oscar Groups decision to expand into modular building systems an obvious one, and in 2000 Oscar Buildings was started (originally under the name of Grampians Homes).
Now third generation Matthew Op de Coul is leading the company in the research and development of innovative construction techniques for factory-build modular buildings.