ABGAL Liners and Covers achieves 20 years continual compliance to ISO 9001
When Sci Qual International came to conduct the surveillance audit for ABGAL Liners & Covers in February 2017 it marked a very significant achievement for the ABGAL team. On the successful completion of the audit, ABGAL had achieved 20 continuous years compliance to ISO 9001 and also successfully transitioned to ISO 9001:2015 This is an outstanding achievement and we are delighted to welcome ABGAL to what is a very exclusive club
ABGAL Liners and Covers is a family owned and operated, Australian business manufacturing high quality products which are sold around the world. Founded by Alan and Bev Long in 1976, ABGAL remains 100% family owned, and is still managed by the Long family today.
Where did the name "ABGAL" come from? It is simply the first initial of each family member, plus the L from Long.
ABGAL is Australasia’s largest manufacturer of pool liners and covers, and their commitment to quality and service makes them recognised market leaders within their many fields of expertise. Products include above and in-ground pool liners, pool covers and solar blankets, tank liners and covers, shade sails and sporting covers. The ultra-modern operations facility is an impressive 6,600m² at Crestmead, Queensland and supplies over 15,000 liners and covers per year.
Sophisticated technologies have been adopted in areas of computer design, robotic cutting and automotive systems which allows us to complete the manufacture of all sizes and shapes of liners and covers, custom-designed to fit beautifully. ABGAL liners are unique because they are 'wedge-welded'. This process produces a stronger welded join and eliminates the unsightly excess material that hangs out past the weld, as seen on many other liners. It also stops pool cleaners getting caught during their cleaning cycle. When pool and water are clean, the wedge-welding advantage is that the welds are nearly invisible.
ABGAL were the first liner manufacturer in Australia to progress from manual design and cutting through to a unique 3D design computer program and manufacture (CAD/CAM) system. ABGAL’s advanced bar-coding system gives customers the unique ability of tracking their job status and product availability.
ABGAL also export both above and in-ground swimming pool liners to all parts of the world, capturing a portion of the European market. Their tank liners and large membranes are also exported throughout the world.
A unique blend of quality, service and commitment to excellence has led ABGAL to become Australia’s largest manufacturer of pool liners and covers, and recognised market leaders within their many fields of expertise. We take great care to ensure that all unused vinyl material is reserved and recycled to produce other quality products.
Certified to quality assurance ISO 9001:2015, ABGAL's success today is attributed to the high emphasis placed on the quality of service and products on offer.
Ben White - General Manager Sci Qual International said “Sci Qual is proud to have been associated with ABGAL since 1997 and we look forward to continuing to support the company in its drive for continuous improvement and quality into the future”
Ben White General Manager Sci Qual International presents 20 Year Certificate to ABGAL Managing Director, Garry Long