2017

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In May 2017 COS’s $1million solar panel project was successfully completed. The project, involving 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

2013

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Sydney office relocated to state of the art Lidcombe warehouse and office building

2013

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Sydney office relocated to state of the art Lidcombe warehouse and office building

2011

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COS is the winner of 2011 Australian Business Award for Service Excellence, in recognition of outstanding customer service

Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney branches relocate to bigger premises

COS is finalist in the ANZ BRW Private Business Awards for Excellence in Environmental Practices and in Management Innovation Practices

2011-Today

2007

In August 2007 COS was first certified and accredited by Benchmark Certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems AS/NZS 4801:2001

2007

In August 2007 COS was first certified and accredited by Benchmark Certification for Environmental Management Systems AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004

2006

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COS sells its first tablet

2006

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COS sells its first ream of recycled paper

2006

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Belinda Lyone joins her father and sister at COS

2005

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COS wins the 2005 Knowledge Management award for ‘Leader in Business Practice for Knowledge Management’

Our line of customised print and promotional products is launched

COS is a finalist in the Western Sydney Industry Awards for Excellence in Innovation

2004

Amie Lyone

Amie Lyone joins her father in the family business

Melbourne branch opened

2003

COS wins the Western Sydney Industry award for most outstanding system integration project with web technologies

Newcastle branch relocate to bigger premises

Tasmania branch opened

2001

Canberra branch opened

Sydney office relocate to bigger premises

2000

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COS became an official WRAPR partner. WRAPR is the Waste Reduction Accreditation Program for retailers’

The first USB flash drivers are introduced to the market

1998-2011 Recognition

1995

Perth branch opened.

Now COS have offices in Brisbane, Newcastle, Perth & Sydney

1993

COS ISO 9001 Quality Management

In September 1994 COS was first certified and accredited by SAI Global for Quality Systems AS/NZS ISO 9002:1994

1993

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Shredding is introduced

1992

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COS sell the first tin for coffee

1991

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Newcastle branch opened

Sydney office relocate to bigger premises

Computer furniture is available for the first time

1990

Brisbane branch opened

1986-1998 'COS Expands

1986

Old-mouse

Sydney office relocate to bigger premises

Computer mouse sales soar

1985

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COS sell the first floppy disk

1984

COS opens 2nd retail store in Parramatta NSW

COS opens its first retail store in St Marys NSW

Sydney office relocate to bigger premises

1979-1986 'COS Growth

1979

COS releases first full line catalogue

1978

Sydney office relocate to bigger premises

1977

Post-it-note

The Post-it Note is introduced to the market, after it was accidentally created in the search for a new super adhesive.

1976-1983 COS is established