Colonial Warehouse is a 100% Australian, family-owned business. For six generations the Lang family has been working exclusively in the timber industry.
Max and Allan Lang are still at the helm.
Founder and Director
Max Lang started out in the timber industry at the age of 14. He completed CSIRO Certificates in Timber Seasoning and Wood Technology (Growth and Structure of Wood). Max went on to design some key timber and joinery products that are still commonly used today. He went from timber into the joinery business in 1990 and is the third generation of the Lang Timber Family with more than 50 years experience working within the timber industry.
Max is currently actively overseeing the manufacturing quality control of all Colonial Warehouse products. He is also working with the relevant authorities in conserving forests and using the best sustainable forestry practices. Max also is creating better ways for the Australian joinery industry to reengineer scrap timber into ‘green’ joinery products.
Allan Lang has worked within the family business for many years and shares his father Max’s passion for timber and the timber industry. The industry is in Allan’s blood; he has very fond memories of joining his father in the timber yard from a very young age and always looked forward to being involved in the family business.
Based in Brisbane at the Colonial Warehouse showroom and warehouse, Allan’s manages the day-to-day operations. He works closely with the team to maintain the high standard of products, while also continually innovating processes to minimise waste. Allan also focuses on developing the range of Colonial Warehouse styles to the requirements of the customers, expanding the business to meet emerging markets.
Allan works closely with Max, who is based overseas focusing on the research and development sectors of the business. Like Max, Allan is keenly aware of the environmental responsibilities of the company. He ensures that Colonial Warehouse works to the global standard of sustainable practices, using only plantation timber and logging.