Gale Pacific History
Gale Pacific Limited is the story of a hard-working Australian family that turned a small hand-woven scarf business into one of the world’s most important manufacturers and marketers of Advanced Polymer textiles and value added products.
The Gale story is about a remarkable transformation of a small knitting mill into a multi-million dollar global enterprise with the introduction of the world’s first shadecloth knitting technology.
Gale produces world-renowned Coolaroo domestic shadecloth and leisure products which include Coolaroo shade sails, gazebos, market umbrellas, window and patio awnings, pet products plus a host of associated lines which are used in a wide variety of commercial and domestic applications.
Under the Synthesis brand, the Company markets into commercial horticulture, building and construction industries, agriculture, transport, display signage, water conservation, mining and a variety of resource industries.
Today, Gale can also be proud of its recent acquisitions Zone Hardware & Highgrove Glass Solutions both providing consumers with a greater product choice, ranging from indoor blinds, kitchen & bathroom storage items through to an extensive range of glass products including pool fence, balustrading, shower screens, mirrors and splashbacks.
|2012||Highgrove Glass Solutions purchase December 2012|
|2011||Complementary acquisition of Zone Hardware and Riva Window Fashions.|
|2006||Completion of the purpose built manufacturing facility in China and relocation of significant portion of the Australian plant and equipment.|
|2004||Acquires Donaghys New Zealand knitted and coated fabrics divisions.|
|2002||Signs agreement with the People’s Republic of China for major manufacturing enterprise in Beilun, China.|
|2000||Listing on the Australian Stock Exchange.|
|1999||Establishes Dubai marketing offices to service the Middle East.|
|1989||Gale takes “Shadecloth” to the world with first exports to the United States and New Zealand.|
|1987||Gale markets first value added products manufactured from the Advanced Polymer Textiles (Gazebos).|
|1976||Gale knits first Advanced Polymer Textiles.|
|1951||Gale Scarfs established production of men’s scarfs and ladies shawls.|