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Hardware Australia : the Evolution of Hardware : March '19

National Industry Luncheon & Rising Stars 2019

Once again we connected with the timber and hardware community at the Hardware Australia’s National Industry Luncheon event. SYM-PAC is proud to be a long time sponsor of the Hardware Australia and to be part of this event — which lets us show our support for the industry.



The theme for this year was the Evolution of Hardware, with Special Guest Speaker Tim Reardon, Chief Economist of the HIA. You can catch up on Tim’s insights on the current economic climate for the industry, including the latest economic forecasts and trends, at Hardware Australia’s members’ portal.

The celebration of Hardware Australia’s 2019 Rising Stars was held at the MCG — and we have to say that it’s always exciting to see our logo up on the big screen at the ground!


Above: Mark Schmutter, SYM-PAC CEO (left) with Paul Stewart, new Chair of Hardware Australia


Always a buzz to see our logo up on the big screen at the ‘G!



We congratulate all the Industry Rising Star Representatives from around the country, including those from SYM-PAC user stores!

  • Josh Kenshole — Marketing/Sales Manager, Diamond Valley Mitre 10
  • Josh Holzheimer — Selections Consultant, Petrie’s Mitre 10 Bathurst
  • Branden Grady — Store Manager, Sunshine Mitre 10 Gympie
  • Damien Stanoevski — Trade & Warehouse Manager, Versatile Mitre 10
  • Tom Roenfeldt — Assistant Hardware Manager, Banner Mitre 10 Norwood
  • Fraser Moore — SA Sales Representative, Makita


Well done to Hardware Australia for another superb industry event.

Hardware Australia

Protecting, Promoting and Supporting You, Your Business & Your Industry.

Hardware Australia is your specific hardware industry body and national voice, formed with the merging of the former State Hardware Industry Associations.

Hardware Australia is run by the Industry, for the benefit of the Industry, with committees comprised of hardware retailers and key industry suppliers who volunteer their time.

SYM-PAC is proud to sponsor Hardware Australia.

Hardware Australia

SYM-PAC are proud supporters of Hardware Australia and the work they do for the timber and hardware industry. Timber & Hardware Associations for every state across Australia are now incorporated within Hardware Australia.

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