About Us

our story

Waproo began manufacturing shoe and leather care products in Melbourne Australia in 1945 and has grown to become one of Australia’s leading privately owned shoe and leather care companies.

Waproo’s past, present and future are connected by a continued commitment to innovation, quality and excellence in customer service.

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1945
1945

THE STARTING POINT

Waproo supplies first water based glue to the Australian Air Force.

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1959
1959

NEW FACTORY

Waproo outgrows original Brunswick factory and builds a new factory in High Street, Kew.

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1965
1965

BRAND ACQUISITION

Acquired Joseph Lyddy Horse Care products.

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1972
1972

FURTHER EXPANSION

Acquired new offices and factory in Canterbury.

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1945

THE STARTING POINT

Waproo supplies first water based glue to the Australian Air Force.

WAPROO - Commitment to Innovations, Quality & Excellence

In addition to being one of Australia’s most experienced manufacturers and suppliers to the footwear manufacturing, repair and retail sectors, Waproo prides itself on its ability to react to market place trends quickly with new product innovations.

A significant part of Waproo’s business is our successful custom packing of high quality products for many of Australian and New Zealand leading footwear and fashion brands.

Located at our new purpose built headquarters in Dandenong South, Victoria, Waproo is now more equipped than ever, with improved processes and efficiencies, together with an experienced commercial led lighting and passionate workforce, including our resident industrial chemist, has Waproo well placed for further growth into the future.

Waproo employs over 40 employees; with head office and infrastructure in Melbourne and Area Managers in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia to support our distributors and customers nationally.

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