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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.