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 Grandchester 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 Grandchester

Formerly known as Bigges Camp, Grandchester is a town in the Lockyer Valley region in South East Queensland, Australia. It is located 76km west of the Brisbane CBD and is situated on the border of the Ipswich and Laidley local government areas. The name come from the village outside of Cambridge in England.

Grandchester is home to the first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world. The first track opened to traffic in 1865 between Ipswich and terminated at this small town.

Grandchester was the home of the last known surviving steam-powered flat-belt sawmill in Queensland. The engine powering it was manufactured in 1910.

The Grandchester area was first explored by Allan Cunningham who came through the area in May 1829. Cunningham's party camped beside what is now known as the Railway Lagoon while searching for the Brisbane River.

It was little more than a watering hole for transients until the arrival of the railway from Ipswich in 1865. This short section of railway line was the first railway built in Queensland and Governor Bowen, feeling that the railway terminus deserved something better than Bigges Camp, renamed the site Grandchester.

For all the interest that the local history has - and the railway station is listed by the National Trust - it is the Grandchester Sawmill which is the town's treasure. The sawmill began production in 1945 and today it uses a steam engine which was manufactured in 1911. In an age of environmental awareness the Grandchester Steam Sawmill is a reminder of the extraordinary economies which can be had from the use of steam. The owner actually fires the steam engine with the sawdust produced by the mill. This is a wonderfully rational and efficient use of resources. The sawdust heats the water which drives the engine which cuts the timber producing sawdust which heats the water and so on.

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.

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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.

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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