Berwicks Technology Services
A high-tech office supplier steeped in family values
About Berwicks Technology Services
In 1930, Len Berwick laid the foundation of the Berwicks legacy and its dedication to provide their customers with the latest in office equipment solutions. A heritage which is upheld to this day.
As the technology continued to transform office automation exponentially, the Berwicks Legacy has always been preserved.
With their family code deeply rooted within the business, Berwicks Technology Services has maintained their ‘old fashioned’ values of integrity, professionalism and honesty for over 80 years, with the intent to continue for many years to come.
The Berwicks Journey
The Berwick Story traces all the way back to the 1930’s when Len Berwick first established his business.
Back then, the self proclaimed ‘merchant of almost anything’ showed glimmers of the Berwicks legacy we know today, by selling the Ediphone Dictating Equipment made by the famous Thomas Edison.
Len Berwick bought and sold any type of office equipment during the depression. What a time to start a business. At that time, he was able to make a name for himself selling the Thomas Edison ‘Ediphone Dictating Equipment’. This three piece of set machines used wax cylinders as the recording media which eventually gave way to Magnetic disks, then tape and now solid state circuits.
The Copystat photocopier of the 40s was just a light box with a timer that exposed special photographic paper then dipped in chemicals to keep the image permanent. Pages had to be drip dried.
1954, Errol Berwick, son to Berwick founder Len Berwick, began working in the family business servicing machines like the Copystat photocopier. Although retired, Errol still has daily exposure in the business.
Later in the 50s, the first xerographic style copiers were introduced in modest quantities.
Daughter of Len Berwick joined the family business in 1960 and serviced the new style of ‘wet copier’. This was much better because for the first time copiers could print onto Plain Paper. However the image was damp from the liquid toner. This style survived through to the late 1970s.
Zoom technology and spot colour toners were introduced in the copier design giving greater flexability to office users.
LF Berwick & Co PTYLTD becomes one of the first office equipment companies in Australia to be accredited with Quality Accreditation. 1998 saw Berwicks merge with another Dealer to become the largest Minolta copier dealer in Australia. The merge meant that Berwicks was a part of the vanguard that adopted the emerging digital technology. Customers can now copy, fax and scan to computers and email addresses from the one unit
Minolta merged with Konica in 2003 and Berwicks was immediately appointed the only Brisbane Dealer for the new Konica Minolta branded devices. This is resulting in even better quality products.
The latest for office technology is the significant benefits that low cost COLOUR printing brings to almost all business types. With increased affordability for colour output, usage costs can blow out. Berwicks offers Management tools and services to keep this in check.
Introduction of 3D printing machines and Wide Format printers expands our offering to the education, drafting and manufacturing sectors.
LF Berwicks and Co trading as Berwicks Office Technology undergoes rebranding to become Berwicks Technology Services This reflects the changing face of our industry servicing not just the office world but manufacturing and design.