Australian Hardware Journal January 2024


Timber Update January 2024

New industry survey highlights increase in female executives


Australian Made products boom despite cost-of-living crisis

The Australian Made Campaign continues to grow substantially off the back of unprecedented growth of locally made products during COVID. As overseas supplies dried up, consumers made it a priority to support locally-made products and this strong support has continued.


Australian Made Campaign elects first female Chair

The Board of Australian Made Campaign Ltd (AMCL) – the organisation that administers and promotes the famous Australian Made logo – has appointed a new Chair, Kate Carnell AO.


The VUE ahead is Aussie Made with VUETRADE

Bellevue Group is an Australian-owned manufacturer and wholesale supplier with a proud history of providing the Australian market with high-quality products, specifically designed to suit Australian conditions, since 1988 when Bellevue Group was formed. VUETRADE was later created in 2011 to focus on the timber connector product range.


Celebrating 40 years of Gilly’s Australia

Gilly’s Australia recently celebrated 40 years of business in 2023. Originally ‘Gilly Stephenson’s Old Fashioned Furniture Polish,’ it all began with Gilly Stephenson making the cream polish at home in the late 70s. Now, selling a range of over 20 products nationally and internationally, Gilly’s has become a prominent name in the hardware and antique trade.


Paint Place Cowra prioritises locally made products

At the age of just 26 and 24, Adam and Leteisha Howell established Paint Place Cowra, in the New South Wales rural town just over 300 kilometres west of Sydney.