Our History

Originally founded in South Africa in 1968, KolorKode Filing Systems was established in Australia by Castledex Business Systems in 1984. At the time, its founder, the late Mr Ian Dewar created and patented the KolorKode Fullvue® Lateral and Quickvue® Drawer Files. Today, the business is owned and operated by Ian Dewar’s two sons, Craig and Bruce Dewar.

How filing used to be...
Bruce and Craig Dewar

Now based in Perth, Western Australia, KolorKode has become one of the largest filing system businesses in Australasia, producing and distributing a comprehensive range of products across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Although based in WA, KolorKode is widely distributed through a number of well known stockists across Australia. Whilst there are already a number of resellers based in Asia region, the presence of KolorKode in Asia and the Middle East continues to grow.

For the past 40 years, KolorKode’s parent company Castledex has provided innovative filing and storage solutions, helping businesses function more productively and profitably. The name KolorKode has become synonymous with professionally designed filing systems and solutions. Over time the number of potential applications for this range of products has kept on growing, as we’ve tailored solutions to meet an ever expanding list of satisfied customers; from small home office clients, to Corporate, Medical, Hospitals and large Government departments.

Our team of friendly, dynamic people are committed to service of the highest order, and have been key to the success of this family business. We continue to strive towards exceeding our client’s expectations in terms of innovation, quality, service and product.

Our motto has always been and continues to be to “Save Space, Save Money and Save Time”; we firmly believe that we have managed to live up to this promise for thousands of clients Worldwide. We feel that KolorKode is not just a range of innovative filing products, but a complete solution that is adaptable to suit almost any application.

Sponsorships – Sean O’Neil

At KolorKode we pride ourselves in supporting local talent, which is why we sponsor local Western Australian Triathlete and sports legend Sean O’Neill. Company Director’s Craig and Bruce Dewar are both keen athletes and have taken part in a number of triathlons and Iron Man competitions over the years, so naturally Sean was the perfect candidate for our support.


Inspired and mentored by cycling legend Henk Vogels, Perth born Sean O’Neill has a passion and burning desire to be the best. Two years after finishing high school, Sean qualified on the Australian Age Group team for the 2003 Olympic Distance World Championships. Finishing in 3rd place enabled him to take up a pro license and race the following summer at the Athens Olympic trials. While working full time Sean has found it difficult to compete at the elite level in triathlon but is confident that with the right approach and balance he can still achieve outstanding results.

Sean has won the Western Australian Triathlete of the Year title five times, placed 4th at the Busselton Half Ironman for the past 3 years and finished 9th and 10th respectively at the South Korean Continental Cup and Noumea International Triathlon. While these results are encouraging they are far from what Sean believes to be his best achievement.

In May 2009 Sean was granted the final place on the Australian Elite team for the ITU Long Course World Championships. With the event being held in Perth on the Langley Park foreshore, Sean will have the chance to compete in front of friends and family on home soil. This will be the ultimate chance for Sean to prove that he is capable of racing against the worlds best and with the right result, launch a career in long course triathlon.

Sponsorships – Avon Descent

The Avon Descent is Western Australia’s own unique sporting event that attracts competitors and spectators from throughout Australia and overseas. Competitors challenge the Avon and Swan rivers in a variety of paddle and power craft in an exciting two-day time trial over 134 gruelling kilometres.

The event was first held in 1973 with just 49 competitors, no rules, no officials, no checkpoints and very few spectators. In the years since, over 25,000 people have competed in the Avon Descent, from novices and families, to World and Olympic Champions.

Preparation, planning and management for the Avon Descent is undertaken throughout the year by members of Northam’s Avon Descent Association. The race itself is supported by over 2000 Western Australian volunteers. Communities and community groups benefit directly and indirectly from the Avon Descent and it is estimated that more than $5M was injected into the local economy in 2001 as a result of the event and the additional visitors attracted to the regions. The event has all of the ingredients of a highly visual, interactive and spectacular event.

In 2010 51 power boats entered, 3 finished. A total of 553 canoes entered, but only 250 finished in what were the worst conditions for an Avon descent, in its 38 year history.

KolorKode sponsored a team for this year’s gruelling event. All of our team made it through to day two, managing to reach the final checkpoint in time late Saturday afternoon; a great effort, considering 400 never made it to the final checkpoint on time (being forced to drop out!).

Sunday was a gruelling day; a day spent carrying the canoe over the rocks as there was no water! Unfortunately 4 of the team were unable to make the final checkpoint by the allocated time. The 5th team member successfully finished the race.

Thanks and congratulations to the team for putting in such a great effort over the weekend. We are all looking forward to supporting you in 2011!

KolorKode Avon Descent Sponsorship

KolorKode Avon Descent Sponsorship

KolorKode Avon Descent Sponsorship

KolorKode Avon Descent Sponsorship

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