With the announcement of the Australian Made Campaign’s inaugural Australian Made Week, set to launch on May 24, consumers are being encouraged to support local Australian businesses post-pandemic and celebrate local producers across the country.
Holloway Group is a strong advocate of the campaign and even launched its own campaign to promote Australian manufacturing with Bring It Home in late 2020.
The debacle with the giant container ship Ever Given in late March this year brought issues related to offshore procurement to the global stage with estimated losses of $9.6 billion per day attributed to the blocked Suez Canal.
Group Managing Director Matt Holloway believes rising logistics costs and blown out dispatch lead times have contributed in part to the swing back to Australian owned and made.
“We’ve seen our fair share of inferior imports from China in our 45-year history, but the past 12 months have brought a surge in demand for Aussie made products,” he said.
“Our clients appreciate working with a local team; transparency and accountability are critical success factors that are growing in value.
Our Bring it Home Campaign challenges the idea that offshore procurement inherently means lower expenses; the Ever Given was indicative that this simply isn’t true anymore.”
Holloway Group is home to well known Australian brands including A Plus Plastics, Geohex, Ausdrain and Group Tooling; with the Group’s diverse proprietary product ranges manufactured in its Sydney-based injection moulding facility, operational 24 hours a day.
“Australian made is synonymous with superior quality and re-investment into the domestic economy, which is a key takeaway from both the Australian Made Campaign and Australian Made Week.
Our clients trust the manufacturing and quality control of Holloway Group products and know they have a team that operates in their best interests.”
“We proudly support other Australian businesses and encourage consumers to buy Australian made, not just during Australian Made Week, but all year round,” says Matt.