• About

    About

  • The Urban Design Group name has a reputation for manufacturing exceptional streetscape furniture and associated items for more than 60 years. This family owned and operated company now has second generation staff working within the business.

    This 60 year journey has seen many, many business relationships begin and still prosper today.

    Our long standing clients operate in many areas that include local government, property developers, schools (public & private) and a long list of customers in the private sector.

    The commitment by senior management to keep reinvesting in the business has ensured that our state of the art manufacturing facility, has a large footprint of modern manufacturing equipment computer software (CAD drawing and design) available for our loyal customer base.

    We are very particular about ensuring that our employees work within a happy environment and are well trained to use and operate the latest available equipment, together with a stringent quality control system this ultimately ensures that all products are built to the highest standard.

    We are extremely proud of our many achievements reached over the 60 year journey and look forward to offering our products and services for many more years to come The Urban Design Group encompasses a happy staff environment with access to state of the art equipment enabling us to provide exceptional service to our customers.

  • The name "Urban Design Group" represents a long list of people who have been associated with manufacturing quality products for over 60 years.

    In 1950 the Shephard family started the manufacturing journey trading as "Stanfred Metal Products", this involved supplying the automotive industry and the Australian defence force with a wide variety of metal components. This continued for more than four decades until the introduction of plastics made participating in that market difficult for the company. Realising the need to diversify, Stanfred Metal Products acquired another local business "Jorge & Co" who were firmly focused on supplying a range of metal products to the Automotive Aftermarket.

    The acquisition enabled the Automotive based business to increase its product range and market share within the Metal Fabrication industry. As a result of the purchase Stanfred now had the equipment and technology to manufacture larger, bulky items which they could now supply to local councils across Australia.

    Since 2005 Stanfred Metal Products has been designing and manufacturing a wide variety of street scape furniture for a range of customers from Local Government to large property developers. More recently expanding to also service the school sector both public and private. The product range and customer base continues to grow day after day.

    In 2010 Stanfred Metal Products, in an effort to better service their customers, acquired another manufacturing company called "Urban Design Manufacturing". This company's focus was on supplying a wide range of "Shelters" to a customer base of Local councils, schools and also property developers for over 17 years. This acquisition lead to the rebranding of all products and services supplied to the market by Stanfred. The manufacturing branch of Stanfred was renamed "Urban Design Group". This brought together a great range of quality products and a well-known and trusted brand.

    "Stanfred Metal Products" is still owned and operated by the Shephard family and continues to be recognized in the automotive aftermarket industry as a quality brand offering a wide range of local and imported products.

    "Urban Design Group" continues to expand its range of products and services for its customers year after year. Our commitment is to work with our customers ensuring they can always trust and be confident of receiving quality products and services.

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