- Company Founded
John Sterland established a tank making and plumbing supplies business in Gosford.
- Retail Firm Established
John’s sons, Alf & Arthur join the business and establish the retail firm of Sterland Brothers.
- Company Expanded
The business expanded to include building materials and household supplies.
- Gosford Brick, Tile & Pipe Pty Ltd
The company imported a modern pipe making plant and was Instrumental in establishing Gosford Brick, Tile & Pipe Pty Ltd
- Sterland Timber & Hardware
Sterland Timber & Hardware, Gosford.
- 40th Anniversary Celebrations
The company celebrated its 40th anniversary, with a parade through the main street, featuring Miss Australia entrants on a bullock dray.
- Sterland Arcade Opened
The Sterland Bros arcade in Mann Street, Gosford was opened.
- Acquired Hardware Businesses
The company acquired hardware businesses at Woy Woy, Long Jetty & Toukley.
- Local Area Floods
Sterland Bros. Kombi in floods at Georgina Terrace, Gosford Ltd.
- Home Builders' Handbook Published
The Sterland Bros Home Builders' Handbook was published.
- Sold Timber Mill
Sold timber Mill site to Woolworths & established a single complex incorporating a timber mill, truss plant, builders supply centre and retail hardware store.
- West Gosford Site
The company moved to West Gosford site.
- Automated House Frame Design
One of the first in the world to automate its house frame design and manufacturing operations.
- Sterland Kit Homes
The Kit Homes division was established.
- IBM System 34
First IBM System 34 installed at West Gosford site and running MAPICS.
- First Frame Delivery
First frame delivery for Sterland Homes West Gosford. Scott Parry-Jones joins Sterland.
- Mark V Truss Press
Introduced the Mark V Truss Press to West Gosford.
- Scott Parry-Jones Joins Sterland
Scott Parry-Jones joins Sterland
- STICS Introduction
First implementation of STICS at Sterland as their inhouse system.
- Commenced Selling STICS
Commenced selling STICS to the marketplace as a department within Sterland Bros. First customer to purchase STICS was Bowmans Timber at Seven Hills.
- Sterland Computing Systems
Sterland Computing Systems was established to formally contain the selling of STICS.
- STICS Popularity Grows
Bowens, Hurfords and Australian Timber & Trusses purchase STICS
- Maurice Sterland Retires
Maurice Sterland retires and, along with staff of Sterland Computer Systems, Scott Parry-Jones does an MBO to buy the rights of the business and formed a new company, Sterland Computing Pty Ltd
- ProStix Developed
Development of a new package using Progress as the foundation database. The package is called STIX (Sterlands Information Executive). This creates confusion with STICS so it becomes known as Progress STIX which evolves into ProStix.
The first ProStix customer is signed up, Timberfast at Wyong.
Major push to convert all STICS customer to ProStix, as STICS is not Y2K compliant.
- ProStix V2
ProStix V2 with GST support and Electronic Commerce Gateway Launched
- Current CEO Joins
Current CEO, Greg Thomas, joins Sterland Computing
- ProStix Enhancements
Electronic Trade Module Developed Replacing Electronic Commerce Gateway and ProStix Small Business Edition Launched
- ProStix V4 and SmartStore
New major release of ProStix V4 and introduced ProStix SmartStore, the first cloud based building supplies software.
- New Improvements Launched
ProStix Graphical Workbench Launched and Foreign Currency & Importing in ProStix
- ProStix SmartStore
ProStix SmartStore replaces small business edition, ProStixWeb customer portal released and PDA integration into ProStix
- Loss of a Leader
Maurice Sterland passes away
- 20th Anniversary Celebrations
Sterland Computing celebrates its 20th anniversary. Manufacturing for wholesalers in ProStix developed.
- Business Services Department
Sterland Computing launches its Business Services Department.
- Chain of Custody
Chain of Custody developed in ProStix.
- Mobile Showroom & CRM Launched
Sterland Computing launches its first Mobile Applications, Mobile Showroom and CRM.
- Release 1 of Frameworks
The first version of Sterland's next generation Business Management system "Frameworks" is released. Over the coming months the product will be continually enhanced with a "Lite" release available by the end of 2014
- Frameworks V2.17
The latest release of Frameworks that adds some great features like purchase requisitions and enhanced sales operations