Brand Tasmania is at its most effective when Partners work with the Brand Tasmania Council to champion the State’s place-of-origin brand. The monthly publication Partner Connections serves to link Brand Tasmania with its Partners and Partners with each other. This newsletter introduces new Partners and emerging sectors, as well as profiling existing Partners who have achieved success. Where appropriate, we encourage Partners to consider other Tasmanian-based businesses when buying goods or services. View a listing of Partners by sector.
Welcome to the first edition of Partner Connections.
Each edition will introduce new Partners, profile existing Partners who have achieved success and promote upcoming events that assist you in developing your business.
In this first edition we congratulate Kooee! Snacks on securing distribution for its beef jerky in Woolworths. We welcome new Partners Swinging Gate Vineyard, Oyster Cove Marina and Penguin Composites.
23 November 2017, November 2017
Listed below are businesses recently approved as Brand Tasmania Partners. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with each of these businesses.
Tourism Brochure Exchange
A Tasmanian company formed in 1990 to distribute tourism information via various mediums: brochures, digital app, screen network, posters and co-op TV.
Tourism Brochure Exchange was established in 1990 to promote the distribution of professional brochure displays throughout Tasmania.
We are Tasmania’s statewide distributor of travel information. With an extensive state-wide network of over 200 locations including major hotels, airports and the Tourism Hub on the Spirit of Tasmania.
Our digital app 'Brochure Buddy' is a successful digital means to upload specific tourism content. And our recently launched Tasmanian Tourism Exchange gives operators cost effective co-op TVC to capture intrastate business.
Poster Impact distributes event collateral for the Arts & Entertainment industries.
The Walk is the first of its kind in Australia - designed, owned and operated by the Aboriginal community. The purpose of the Walk is to deliver a cultural experience that deepens understanding of palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) culture and community.
The wukalina Walk is a three night - four day, fully inclusive, guided walk, incorporating coastal and inland aspects of the famous Bay of Fires region - the cultural homeland of the palawa. Up to ten guests and two guides spend two nights in bespoke palawa inspired (domed) huts, within a standing camp in the National Park, and one night in a meticulously renovated Lighthouse Keepers Cottage on Aboriginal held land at larapuna/Eddystone Point.
While walking in the footsteps of their traditional people, the palawa guides and Elders will relate first-hand, the palawa creation story, and you will participate in cultural practices that have been passed down for hundreds of generations. The structure and delivery of the Walk is along the same lines as more established walks such as, the Bay of Fires Walk, the Freycinet Experience Walk and the Maria Island Walk.
The Walk is classified as moderate in terms of level of difficulty.
Elphinstone Pty Ltd
Elphinstone Pty Ltd is a leading manufacturer of quality products for the global underground and surface mining industries. Elphinstone Pty Ltd forms part of the Elphinstone Group.
Based in Tasmania, Australia, Elphinstone Pty Ltd is an established Caterpillar Original Equipment Manufacturer with over 40 years’ experience in the mining industry. Elphinstone specialises in the design, manufacture and support of quality equipment for the global underground, surface mining and rail maintenance industries.
Current products include the Haulmax extended distance, off-highway haul truck; the technologically advanced Railmax road-rail excavator and Elphinstone underground mining support vehicles. As an authorised Caterpillar Original Equipment Manufacturer, all Elphinstone products are sold and supported via the global Cat dealer network.
Loaves & Fishes Tasmania
Loaves & Fishes Tasmania is a not-for-profit social enterprise selling a locally made range of condiments to fund its community work.
Loaves & Fishes Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation that uses a mix of local produce from fruit and vegetables farmers and distributors that would normally go to waste, along with generous donations from supermarkets, shops and individuals. These meals are prepared by students, community and corporate groups who gain valuable skills in food preparation and enhance their employment options under the supervision of a qualified chef.
These meals will be funded by the sale of a range of jams, chutneys and sauces made in Devonport from a majority of Tasmanian ingredients.
All profits from the sale of these products are returned to the Tasmanian community as emergency food relief through appropriate agencies, skill training and mentoring.
Huon Valley Council
The Huon Valley Council is the southernmost local government area in Australia. The area retains the beauty, charm and heritage of a bygone era, yet it is only a 30-minute drive from Hobart. The main townships are Huonville, Franklin, Cygnet, Geeveston.
The Huon Valley is a vibrant, semi-rural community, 30 minutes south of Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. It is Australia’s southernmost municipal area with a population of more than 16,000 people.
The Valley’s 5,497 square kilometres are dominated by meandering waterways and forested hills. The region’s fertile landscape produces a dazzling array of quality foods that has helped Tasmania earn its reputation as a food lover’s paradise.
The Huon Valley is also a haven for yachting and boating enthusiasts with easy access to the Huon River and D’Entrecasteaux Channel. These waters offer world class fishing, sailing, diving and rowing.
The area is also renowned for its produce, award-winning wine, cider, seafood, fruit and other gourmet delicacies. The gourmet food festival, Taste of the Huon, held each year in March, is a weekend celebration of the best produce the Valley has to offer.
Producer of fresh and frozen meals, soups, casseroles, lasagna's, precooked roasts and vegetables
HACCP accreditted food manufacture based in Launceston. We manufacture under 2 brands.
FIT meals in minutes Tasmania is designed and manufactured with the assistance of a dietitian-nutritionist to offer healthy frozen meals. We cook fresh meats and our fresh processed vegetables, we make our own sauces using as much fresh local produce as practical. Our other main brand is Island Gourmet which offers a range of family friendly home style meal such as casseroles, pasta sauces, lasagnas, family pies, slow cooked roasts, ready to cook vegetables all manufactured in Launceston.
We are a local company specialising in Composite product primarily incorporating fibreglass. We also manufacture a range of slideon campers and caravans under the brand Islander Campers
Penguin Composites is a Tasmanian-owned private company operating on the North West Coast of Tasmania (Australia) since 1976.
We employ an average of 40 fulltime staff, with skills in Composite Reinforced Plastics, CAD Design, Welding, Engineering, and Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing.
The firm has developed considerable expertise in the application of GRP product in a number of environments including industrial, mining, defense, marine and recreational areas. Staff are regularly involved with customers in product design and customisation.
Components manufactured by Penguin Composites are exporting to many interstate and international destinations.
Glen Dhu Children’s Services Pty Ltd
Education and care service for 0–5 yr old children
A small family owned Tasmanian business in operation for over 20 years
Rated on the highest Australian assessment exceeding national quality standards, we run an education service for children in our purpose build natural setting. Employing 18 highly qualified professional educators and early childhood teachers. We also facilitate conferences with interstate presenters for local educators
Joanna Gair Paper
Tasmanian handmade paper studio, specialising in Tasmanian botanical and recycled textile papers
Handmade in Tasmania by artisan papermaker Joanna Gair (of Roo Poo Paper fame) this tiny, eco friendly paper mill specialises in papers made from Tasmanian plant fibres blended with recycled cotton.*
Using first century techniques and traditional equipment, each sheet of paper is made entirely by hand with the utmost dedication to environmental practices. Offering a core range of wholesale greeting cards and fine art prints, as well as specialty corporate ranges such as Whisky Paper for Lark's distillery and Beer Paper for Boags Brewery. Joanna also makes bespoke paper products, and includes Tetsuya Wakuda, Sean Connery and as clients.
*Recycled cotton sourced and processed by Vincent Industries, an Australian Disability Enterprise.