When it comes to custom cabling, we know all the tricks. With over 20 years experience creating cables for various projects, we can ensure you our cable solutions are top quality and provide a professional look. Whether you need cables for a research project, or market product - we have you covered.

We offer a 24 hour turn around time for jobs within South East Queensland.

Some of our Coorparoo Custom Cabling Experience

The CTO of COLETEK (Luke Cole) originally worked for Hemisphere GPS as a "Robotics Engineer" implementing auto-guidance solutions for agriculture tractors and quadbikes. Luke Cole also worked at Location Aware Technologies (433) developing indoor tracking devices. And also worked for leading research institutes such as NICTA, CSIRO and ANU Robotics System Lab (lead by Alex Zelinsky).

Lance Cole has also worked at NICTA and has a background of various hardware development, such as working for a contract company to the US millary (EOS), building the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS).


Information About Coorparoo

Coorparoo is a southern suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Its distance from the city is approximately four kilometres. Surrounding suburbs include Camp Hill, Greenslopes, Holland Park, Norman Park and Seven Hills.

There has been some discussion over the origin of the name. Some believe it comes from the Aboriginal name for a creek that passes through the suburb and into Norman Creek near the (now) Coorparoo railway station. For thousands of years Aborigines lived on the fertile land on the banks of the Brisbane River, hunting and fishing.

Those who lived on the southside of the river, particularly the Yugarabul or Jagara tribes, found plenty of food in this area. Just before European settlement, John Oxley in 1823 marked (but did not name) a creek. The name "Norman's Creek" first appeared on a map prepared by Major Lockyer in 1825.

Historian Leslie E. Slaughter, in a paper presented to the Historical Society of Queensland on 28 November 1953, wrote that "the name Norman's Creek is a corruption of the original name of Gorman's Creek, named after Lieutenant Owen Gorman of Her Majesty's 8th Foot Regiment and who was the last commandant of Moreton Bay. Baker's Atlas of 1846 mapped it as Gorman's Creek. Norman Park was named after Sir Henry Norman, the seventh Governor of Queensland, May 1, 1895".

The Aboriginals called this small creek/tributary of Norman Creek "Cooraparoo". The meaning remains unclear, with possibilities including 'place of the biting mosquito', 'call of the dingo' . The first survey in (what is now) Stones Corner/Coorparoo area was of 'Norman' Creek--in 1839--just when the Moreton Bay penal settlement was coming to an end. Surveying of a practical route from Brisbane to Cleveland commenced in 1850 and the former bullock track became a road, later named Old Cleveland Road.

This important arterial road has carried bullock drays, electric tram (from 1915 to 1969), buses and an ever increasing volume of cars as the bayside district became more densely populated.

Another important arterial road is Cavendish Road, marked as a Government Road on the original survey, it later became Pine Mountain Road then Cavendish Road. Until 1955 a tram line ran along Cavendish Road from Old Cleveland Road. In that year, the trams were replaced by a trolleybus service which operated until March 1969.

In October 1856 the first auction sales of land in Coorparoo took place with 10 country allotments between Norman's Creek and Old Cleveland Road being offered. In December 1857 the second Coorparoo land sale took place with a further 9 portion on the southern side of Old Cleveland Road being offered. Further sales subsequently took place and by 1875 the population of the district had grown significantly enough to demand the provision of the district's own school.

Samuel Stevens in 1875 donated two acres (8,000 m²) of his property near the junction of Pine Mountain Road (now Cavendish Road) and Old Cleveland Road for use of a school. He declined the offer of naming the area "Stevenstown". At a meeting on 22 March 1875 of the residents at Frederick Wecker's home it was resolved "that the name of the locality and the school should be Cooraparoo" after the Aboriginal name for the area around the creek but the Board of Education chose the spelling 'Coorparoo' and the district finally had a name.

Our Clients

COLETEK Amazing Customer Testimonials

We met with Luke Cole from COLETEK and very quickly realised that he was very knowledgeable in robotics and prototyping. What separates his company from the rest, is that he had a unique value proposition - COLETEK offers a tele-operated / robotic unit for rent and with the flexibility to be modified to build proof-of-concepts. That unit lowered both the cost and time for us to produce a video showing a very challenging concept. In general COLETEK's service was great value. We would recommend them - they will get it done.

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Mining3, Brisbane

We engaged COLETEK to conduct a series of research projects on robotics and we very pleased with their technical skill, creative thinking and hard work. If you need to prototype a complex technical idea, they are a great partner to work with.

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Mawson Ventures, Brisbane

COLETEK has been providing us with machining solutions for intricate and bespoke spacecraft designs. The team are very professional and always approachable with quick responses to ensure our needs are met. COLETEK offers a competitive solution on price and lead time and we have yet to give them a real challenge so it seems!

Andrin Tomaschett
ADFA & UNSW Canberra Space

Intuitive, innovative & efficient are three words that would appropriately describe the COLETEK service. Luke and the team at COLETEK have taken our concepts to the next level.

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Boylan Group, Sydney

We had the pleasure of doing business with COLETEK who provided us with service work. Their level of service and the quality of their work is exceptional. They communicated with us through the entire process to let us know when the work would be completed. We are very happy to have worked with them.

thumb Steve Sennett
RPX Technologies Inc., Oklahoma, USA

Delivered excellence on time, great work and great team, thanks!

thumb Alexander Tietge
Canberra

Great delivery, and great relationship orientated services.

thumb Damian Carrell
AEDesign (Pvt) Ltd, Pakistan, Germany

I recently discovered COLETEK after I accidently managed to fry the PCB on my hard drive. The drive contained 13 years worth family photos and wasn't comfortable sending it off where it could be damaged more or lost in the post. After spending hours researching and emailing different data recovery companies, I decided on COLETEK. Luke was very helpful and let me know the estimated costs up front, and was able to quickly do the repairs necessary to get my drive running like new again. I was able to back up the whole drive and the bill ended up cheaper than the original quote. I can highly recommend them and have already sent a friend to get their drive repaired too.

Jesse Bogaert
Northern Rivers

I have been working closely with COLETEK for the past 6 years now, and I must say, it is a success story :-). I highly respect their team, they are a pleasure to work with and top skilled professionals. In addition to their top Technical service, their customer service is brilliant and it is a rare find. Their PCB repair rework skills are top notch and a rare find in this industry. I have been working in the IT industry for the past 20 years in various fields and seen it all so I can say with certainty that they are the best around and I am looking forward to keep working with them in the future.

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IT Land, Tweed Coast