Coding specialist Matthews

A brand new building at 10 Lakeview Drive in Scoresby’s Caribbean Park is the new home of Matthews Australasia.

CEO Mark Dingley said continual growth pushed the move from Rowville to a new home in Scoresby’s Caribbean Park for the 91 staff in the second-generation, family-owned business.

In 1978, Lester Nichol was among a small group who brought barcoding to Australia identifying the benefits of barcoding for manufacturers and retailers.

He founded Matthews in 1980, which in 2019 is still a market-leading specialist in intelligent product identification and product-traceability solutions.

Matthews’ coding, marking and vision inspection solutions are used across Australian manufacturing businesses and supply chains - including many who export - from food and beverage to heavy industrial.

In 2011, its in-house developed iDSnet, which was Australia’s first identification networking and reporting software, won an industry design award. iDSnet is now installed in thousands of manufacturers around Australia and the US.

The 4000m2 facility includes a 240m2 workshop, system assembly area, dangerous goods storage, warehouse, distribution centre, clean room facilities, open-plan offices and large indoor/ outdoor meals area.

Mark said the shared spaces are designed to enhance collaboration, allowing Matthews to keep its momentum.