Ken Arthur joined Robertson and Lansley Pty Limited on 1st September as a Toolmaker. He later became Moulding Division Manager and a Company Director with Roblan Pty Ltd . Ken is a Past Chairman of the Moulders Committee (Plastics Institute of Australia).
Roblan Holdings Pty Limited was incorporated on 6th April.
David Robertson and Harry Butler travelled overseas to investigate recent developments in Toolmaking machinery, Metal Stamping technology and apprenticeship selection and training.
A distribution agency was established with
Dayton Progress, as both Dave and Harry envisioned the application that the advancements in metal punch technology could have in the Australian Toolmaking industry.
Roblan became the first foreign member of The National Tool Die & Precision Tooling Association of USA.
RPC Pty Ltd (trading as Roblan Precision Components) was incorporated on 10th October, 1967.
To enable this expansion
Robertson and Lansley Pty Limited purchased land in Leichhardt.
Roblan pioneered the use of N.C. (numerical control) machinery in Australian toolrooms.
Towards the end of the year
Robertson and Lansley Pty Limited erected its 34,000 sq. ft. (3,160 sq. m.) manufacturing premises at 233 Catherine Street, Leichhardt.
On 30th December Jim MacDonald started as an apprentice toolmaker.


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