About Us

Member of Family Business Australia FBA

As a member of Family Business Australia, COS has been recognised as a major contributor to the everyday life and future of Australians. Our sustainable business practices allow us to quickly leverage market innovations and opportunities, enabling us to deliver customer service excellence.

“We are passionate about exceeding customer expectations
and catering to the entire workplace needs of the future.”

The COS Story

COS was founded in 1976 by Dominique Lyone, whose family fled to Australia after the 1967 six day war. Following in the footsteps of his father, the proprietor of a small typewriter repair business, Dominique started a local office stationery business in Western Sydney. In those early days COS had two staff and the top selling item was typewriter ribbon.

Dominique Lyone

Dominique Lyone
Entrepreneur, philanthropist,
mentor and educator

40 years later COS sells over 21,000 products with over 500 staff, and offices and warehouses in every state and territory. COS is still owned and managed by Dominique, who is now joined by daughters Belinda and Amie who hold key executive roles.

 

COS’ growth and success is a testament to Dominique’s drive, passion and vision. In 2014 he was one of four finalists in the prestigious Ethnic Business Awards where the extraordinary growth of COS from a small business to a major contributor within the Australian economy was acknowledged and recognised.

 

COS is now the largest 100% Australian owned and operated National Office Products company. The same passion and innovative spirit which Dominique displayed 40 years ago still remain as core values in the way we do business and support Australian communities.

Watch The COS Story

Milestones

Sept 2018

COS was inducted into the FBA Hall of Fame in September. Chosen for our contribution to Australia’s community, economy and culture, we are proud to have been bestowed this honour.

May 2018

From May 1st, COS successfully acquired the Lyreco Australia business. Our continual growth means we are able to deliver a locally owned and operated alternative to more Australian businesses.

May 2017

Solar Panels at COS HQ

COS’s $1million solar panel project was successfully completed.  The project involved the installation of 1,500 solar panels on the roofs of COS’s 3 east coast warehouses.

2015

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COS won the Supplier Diversity Partnership of the Year Award at Supply Nation Connect 2015 for our partnership with Muru Group

2014

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COS was not only nominated for the 2014 Ethnic Business Awards but also made it as the 4th finalist from over 600 entrants

Dominique Lyone
Dominique Lyone

Dominique Lyone

Quang Dinh
Quang Dinh

Quang Dinh

General Manager – Business Systems
Amie Lyone
Amie Lyone

Amie Lyone

Executive Leader – Operations
Geralyne Yee
Geralyne Yee

Geralyne Yee

Financial Controller
Belinda Lyone
Belinda Lyone

Belinda Lyone

General Manager – Strategic Sourcing and Marketing
Daniel O'Halloran
Daniel O'Halloran

Daniel O’Halloran

Executive Leader – Commercial General Manager

Our Executive Team

Awards

Customer Testimonials

Certifications

COS maintains internationally recognised accreditation of all Management Systems through certifying body – BSI Management Systems Pty Ltd. External audits are conducted annually to examine the level of regulatory and certification compliance.

14001

ISO 14001
Environmental Management System

4801

OHS 18001 / ISO 45001
Occupational, Health & Safety Management System

9001

ISO 9001
Quality Management System

For Integrated Management System Policy click here