Just over 24 years ago, Peter Leather opened Leather’s True Value Hardware, in Townsville, Queensland. In the early days the tiny store boomed, with the then BBC Hardware stores closing at one o’clock on a Saturday.
Australian manufacturers are now required to meet some of the highest quality and safety standards in the world. While this can be onerous and sometimes translates to slightly higher prices, buyers can purchase Australian Made products with confidence knowing they will be fit for their purpose and safe for use.
The Hardware Association of SA recognised excellence within the industry at its Gala Awards Night, held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Saturday November 7.