In 1958, he came up with a new innovative profile of guttering the "Nu-Line" gutter. It was a brilliant idea that made the need for fascia boards unnecessary. This was put on the market in January 1959 and quickly created great interest in the building industry.
Sales went so well that the brake press could not keep up with the demand so a Roll Form machine was purchased in 1961 and was soon rolling out lengths of Nu-Line gutter up to 15.5 metres long.
At the same time Fred searched for and found another partner, Dr. Morven Dan, to whom he sold half the business. The partnership was a great success.
From the humble beginnings in Hearne Street, the Company bought adjoining properties for expansion over the years and extended the factory buildings in 1972, 1974, 1984 and 1993. Fred Anderson passed away in October 1993, leaving the business to his family.
His eldest son Don Anderson became the CEO. Don has been with the company since 1965 and during that time he has acquired an in-depth knowledge of how the business functions, the challenges in today's marketplace and the need to grow and evolve with an ever-changing industry.
Don has consolidated the company's success by introducing a number of innovative products, implementing high standards of customer service and a daily delivery service that is second to none.
In August 2008 Dr Morven Dan retired and appointed his grandsons to the Board of Ace Gutters Pty Ltd.
Today, the factory complex covers over 1.9 hectares or 4.7 acres. The company employs over 150 staff in Sydney and 25 in Melbourne and 12 in Nowra. The factory is an icon in the Mortdale community having stood there for more than 55 years. The staff of Ace Gutters are loyal, enthusiastic and enjoy participating in charity days such as Jeans for Genes Day and Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.
Ace Gutters Pty Ltd is a company that has built its reputation on quality and service.