Celebrating 40 Years of Design Innovation

Goldspar, the family owned, Australian company behind the industry leading Multipole™ multifunction smart pole, is celebrating 40 years of ground-breaking design and innovation.


With eighteen design patents either pending or registered, Goldspar has been at the forefront of emerging industry trends for the last four decades.
Goldspar started out designing and manufacturing sailing masts, fittings and spars which were renowned for strength and finish and sourced by recreational and elite competition sailors alike.


Goldspar designed the first computerised, aluminium tapering machine in 1979 to manufacture tapered light poles and sailing masts which were sleek and strong. Tapered aluminium lightpoles are still widely used today to create innovative and unique lighting design solutions.


In 1997, Goldspar’s Founder, Doug Rawson-Harris designed and developed the first Multi-Function light pole system known as the Smartpole. This won him the Australian Design Award for Industrial Design in 1998. Doug went on to develop Multipole™, the new generation of aluminium multi-function smart poles.


With “smart cities” becoming the goal for urban and rural communities across the world, Goldspar is continually improving its leading Multipole™ design which can incorporate future technologies.


Photo Caption: Latest product innovation in the company’s 40-year history of design and innovation, Multipole Estate Series

Goldspar First to Achieve New Quality Standards

Goldspar First to Achieve New Quality Standards

Throughout its 40 years in business, Goldspar Australia has always prided itself on maintaining the highest quality products and operating systems. Today it was made official.
Goldspar underwent a successful audit by Compass Assurance Services in November 2019, and as a result, was recommended for accreditation to the internationally recognised ISO 2015 and 2018 awards as follows:
• ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems
• ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems
• ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Systems

The above accreditations apply to the design, manufacture and supply of Multi-Function Smart Pole systems, Light Poles and Flag Poles. Goldspar is the first provider of multi-function smart poles to achieve these standards.
These standards help to ensure Goldspar fully understands what customers want and ensure that they can deliver on those requirements efficiently. They also minimise Goldspar’s impact on the environment and create a better, safer workplace.

“We will not rest even though we have achieved these International Quality Standards,” explained owner Doug Rawson-Harris. “We will continue to work on innovations in product design as well as innovative manufacturing processes to benefit our customers”.