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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.
COS turns 40
COS won the Supplier Diversity Partnership of the Year Award at Supply Nation Connect 2015 for our partnership with Muru Group
COS was not only nominated for the 2014 Ethnic Business Awards but also made it as the 4th finalist from over 600 entrants
The Lyone Foundation is established to share our success with the wider community. Each year, we donate 15% of our profits to the foundation
Sydney office relocated to state of the art Lidcombe warehouse and office building
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
In August 2007 COS was first certified and accredited by Benchmark Certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems AS/NZS 4801:2001
In August 2007 COS was first certified and accredited by Benchmark Certification for Environmental Management Systems AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004
COS sells its first tablet
COS sells its first ream of recycled paper
Belinda Lyone joins her father and sister at COS
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
Amie Lyone joins her father in the family business
Melbourne branch opened
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
Canberra branch opened
Sydney office relocate to bigger premises
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
Our award winning website COSnet is launched
Adelaide branch opened
We celebrate our 21st birthday
Our first COS branded product range is launched
Perth branch opened.
Now COS have offices in Brisbane, Newcastle, Perth & Sydney
In September 1994 COS was first certified and accredited by SAI Global for Quality Systems AS/NZS ISO 9002:1994
Shredding is introduced
COS sell the first tin for coffee
Newcastle branch opened
Computer furniture is available for the first time
Brisbane branch opened
Computer mouse sales soar
COS sell the first floppy disk
COS opens 2nd retail store in Parramatta NSW
COS opens its first retail store in St Marys NSW
COS releases first full line catalogue
The Post-it Note is introduced to the market, after it was accidentally created in the search for a new super adhesive.
COS becomes officially incorporated under the Companies Act 1961 as a proprietary company
COS is established with two employees selling typewriter ribbons and ink. Our first combined office and warehouse is opened in Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW
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