OGA was established in December 1975 by Mr Jim Searle, as an agency representing the Japanese architectural glass manufacturers, Asahi Glass and Nippon Sheet Glass. Jim’s son, Neil, joined the company and whilst assisting with the continued importation of flat glass, initiated the importation of glass processing machinery from several European manufacturers. Neil and his wife, Pamella, took over the company on Jim’s retirement in 1987.
For many years OGA remained a respected importer of architectural glass from several differing suppliers throughout South East Asia and China. However in October 2007, OGA chose to close the glass importation business to concentrate on the glass processing machinery and consumables area.
OGA continues to be one of the largest suppliers of glass processing and handling machinery sourced from some of the world’s best manufacturers.
Neil was a foundation member of the Australian Glass & Glazing Association, as well as the Insulated Glass Manufacturers Alliance and has served as Chairperson for both bodies.
Operating from their own premises in Braeside, Victoria, OGA have a modern warehouse with substantial stocks of spare parts, diamond tooling, polishing wheels and consumables for all glass processing needs. OGA’s knowledgeable staff are always available to offer professional and practical advice and service in all areas of flat glass processing.