Specialist tapware, building and safety product company Enware Australia has developed a reputation for quality and innovation in the demanding specialist markets it serves to overcome traditional hurdles to local manufacturing.
In a decade, Enware Australia has more than trebled its employment by building a team of more than 170 people committed to its message of “Buy Australian Quality Solutions”. Enware listens closely to its customers to ensure the company anticipates and delivers what they want when they want it.
Paul Degnan, Enware Australia Managing Director, commented “We don’t even try to match the strengths of Asia, which are predominantly bulk production runs for mass markets. Our markets are those where there is a strong design component required, a special relationship with the end user and understanding of their needs - qualities that they just can’t buy off the shelf.”
The loyalty and following it has built up in these areas is primed to pay dividends as the Government stimulates health and education to soften the economic impact. “It’s tough out there for any business at the moment, there’s no doubt about that, but Enware has stayed committed to quality, and keeping skills and jobs in Australia,” says Paul Degnan.
Paul Degnan went on to comment that Enware has, as much as possible, been committed to keeping core manufacturing skills and technology here in Australia and with tough economic times this is great news for Australia as it keeps jobs onshore.
“Enware taps and lab fittings are seen in hospitals, high schools, universities and commercial labs right across Australia. Our vandal resistant tapware and bubblers for schools are right up there with the world’s best - and our hygienic, durable tapware for hospitals has achieved such wide recognition for quality that it has also been chosen for hospitals throughout South Asia, India and in the Middle East..
Enware has a strong network throughout Australia and New Zealand and has established offices in Singapore to grow exports to that country as well as to Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Thailand, while also opening a base in Dubai to serve rapidly growing markets in India and the Middle East.