Care, craftsmanship and quality
Ashton Manufacturing offers a world-class product range consisting of premium quality caskets that are handcrafted from the finest solid timbers and precious metals, through to contemporary, personalised coffins, and traditional designs, together with economical and sustainable choices. We’re in the business of locally made, handcrafted products, and are committed to maintaining our legacy of manufacturing; we are the trustworthy and reliable name in casket and coffin supplies.
We make product selection
and ordering easy
We make product selection and ordering easier, faster and more efficient.
We make product selection and ordering easier by offering clients 24/7 contact with their dedicated account manager, modern sales tools, the largest range of products, fast delivery, unrivalled reliability and we always have expert help available.
Everyday the company strives to be better than they were yesterday, and my goal is to do that very same thing.
We’re committed to sustainability and innovation
From digital sales and order tools to the manufacturing process,
we’re leading the way in new technologies in our industry.
Integrated logistics network
Our integrated logistics network of regional distribution centres and delivery vehicles is key to providing an unrivalled delivery service to funeral homes around the country. Our regional centres act as the hub of our operations and our delivery vehicles radiate from these locations to supply our caskets and coffins to funeral homes. Recently we have invested in state-of-the-art GPS fleet management technology to improve our casket and coffin delivery services.
Leading the way
Our range is always increasing as we predict and meet the emerging needs of modern funeral service requirements. Our production facility uses the latest robotics and automation to ensure quality control in the creation of our extensive range of world-class products. We use the finest, responsibly-sourced timbers from around the world, as well as carefully selected timber veneer and Australian fibreboard.
Memorial Tree Program
We are committed to environmentally sustainable manufacturing practices and use timber from managed resources, Australian fibreboard and we recycle all of our timber off-cuts. We also proudly support initiatives such as our Memorial Tree Program.
We’re people focused and understand family
We greatly value the professional skills of our clients as they support and guide families through the process of arranging a funeral service for a loved one. Below are some common questions from our clients.
Why should I use Ashton?
We are a wholly Australian owned company and have the biggest, most comprehensive range of caskets and coffins available. Our range includes our patented Expression Coffin range, the internationally acclaimed Batesville Casket Company range, our contemporary Return to Sender coffin range and our more traditional Ashton Manufacturing range of caskets and coffins. Our range is always increasing as we predict and meet the emerging needs of modern funeral service requirements.
Some special attributes of Ashton caskets and coffins includes:
- DiamondCoat Lacquer: our own specialised wood finish that dries by a solvent curing process, producing a smooth, hard, durable surface. This finish can be of any sheen level from matte to high gloss. It is both combustible and ethanol free.
- Sustainability: We use solid timber from managed forestry resources. Our MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) coffin range is produced from eZero MDF, and is manufactured from managed and renewable plantation pine.
We also offer unparalleled assistance to funeral homes around Australia through Ashton Assist, which is our suite of value-added services. These services include:
- Graphic Design services for the creation of funeral home branded, printed and digital casket and coffin arrangement albums.
- Our SET (Skill Enhancement Training) program is designed to improve funeral homes’ staff casket and coffin knowledge; develop a more professional approach to coffin selection that empowers families; and increase their understanding of the important role of funerals.
- Technology support: such as casket and coffin iPad album set up and support and AVS (Ashton Virtual Showroom), Ashton’s proprietary funeral home virtual showroom concept.
Where is Ashton located? Do you deliver to my area?
We also have our own distribution centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth that are all linked via our integrated logistic network of Ashton trucks and delivery personnel.
We have funeral director clients all across Australia and deliver to all areas. Please contact us to discuss what your regular scheduled delivery times will be.
What is your ‘standard’ coffin size?
This size is suitable for the majority of funeral requirements and maintains aesthetically balanced proportions.
We also stock other sizes to suit the small percentage of cases that differ to our standard size. Coffins can be purchased with various internal dimensions, such as:
- Widths – 50cm, 53cm, 55cm, 60cm, 75cm, 85cm
- Lengths – 170cm, 180cm, 190cm, 200cm, 210cm
- Depths – 30cm, 32.5cm, 35cm, 38cm, 45cm
(Please note that not all size combinations are available)
We also produce customised coffins to suit very large people, where coffin dimensions may exceed widths of 100cm.
Does Ashton keep stock of finished caskets and coffins?
Therefore, our production team stocks 3,500 – 4,000 finished caskets and coffins in our production facility and distribution centres around Australia. This is backed up by our integrated logistics network of Ashton delivery trucks and personnel that ensures a seamless process from ordering to delivery to your funeral home.
What happens if I need an urgent, unusual sized coffin?
We also stock a range of child’s coffins and accessories in all of our distribution centres.
Are Ashton caskets and coffins still handmade?
Can I visit Ashton’s production facility or distribution centres?
We offer specialised educational tours tailored for funeral professionals at our production facility on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
I have damaged a coffin, what should I do?
You can check our Resources page for more answers on repairing coffins and how to polish a coffin before a funeral.
Can I contact Ashton after-hours?
After-hours you can reach one of our team by calling our head-office phone number 1300 263 346 (1300 COFFIN).
Our head-office business hours are Monday – Friday 6:00am – 4:30pm (Qld time).
Do you only supply caskets and coffins?
I want to buy a coffin. Do you sell to the public?
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