Richard Mould and Alan Theron are Directors of Australian Concrete Posts Pty Ltd, [ACP] and come with a wealth of experience in both farming and construction industries.
Richard Mould first came into contact making concrete fence posts with his father, Michael Mould. In 1978, Michael immigrated with his young family to Australia, and settled in regional northern NSW, where the family have lived ever since. All their worldly goods were contained in a few shipping containers. Included in one of the containers were several precast concrete moulds for concrete posts and fence panels.
In South Africa, Michael had farmed cattle, and like many farmers there, had made his own fence posts from concrete due to the limited supply of hardwood timber.
When Michael bought a farm in Alstonville NSW, it was fenced with old fashioned hardwood timber posts. In one section of the farm the posts had rotted because of the hard rock shelf and moist soil conditions.
Michael used his experience from SA and substituted the timber posts with long lasting concrete posts and today, 37 yrs later, they can still be seen standing in their original position.
37 years later the concrete fence posts are still in good condition and have never had to be replaced.
Richard Mould and Alan Theron have their own farms around Alstonville in regional Northern NSW. Both properties needed new fencing.
When Alan and Richard looked at the price of timber posts and the lack of guarantee for products from timber post suppliers, they began to question; “What was the smart alternative to a hardwood timber fence post?”
Metal posts just didn’t cut it. Acid sulphate soils will rapidly rust posts at ground level, and eventually require replacing when deteriorated.
Some concrete posts cracked and split when they were hit during installation. They only had a single reinforcing bar which did not allow for driving the posts.
Many of the posts they tried were far from the quality that they expected. After some research, Alan and Richard decided to manufacture the concrete posts for themselves. It was the only way they could get the quality assurance, strength, durability and cost effectiveness that they wanted. Surely many other farmers required the same thing? After hours of research, design and testing, ACP was born and a new, smart way of fencing is here.
Australian Concrete Posts have grown from strength to strength from it’s humble beginnings and look forward to a bright future. The company is now the biggest manufacture of prestressed concrete fence posts in Australia and strives to improve their products and service. They liaise closely with fencing contractors and property owners to deliver quality products that live up to the promises of a long life fence post. They continuously review and refine their manufacturing and business systems to ensure that their posts can be delivered efficiently. There is continuous effort to maintain and improve the high quality of innovation, service and products that has built the business to what it is today.