After World War II, in the mid 40’s, Ossie’s Father In-Law (Warren’s Grandfather) worked as a salesman for Newbound and Co. Newbound and Co. acted as the Agent for Bradley Corporation. That continued through until the mid 60’s where Howard Mullett and Anthony Newbound formed a 50/50 Partnership and created Bradley Wash fountain and Co. Australia Proprietary Limited.
They went in to Partnership in 1966 and in 1972 Ossie was employed by Newbound and Co. and then in 1976 Bradley Corp. employed Ossie and he became a full time employee. This began the story of Bradley Australia. Ossie bought the Company in 1980 and Bradley was completely Australian owned. Warren joined the Company in late 1996 and set up the Melbourne branch and spent four years in Melbourne. Warren moved back to Sydney and became National General Manager.
Bradley Australia Progression
Progression was Wash Fountains, Beach Showers, Drinking Fountains for Schools and Column Showers.
Early 70’s – The Balmain Office.
In 1974 Bradley Australia introduced a line of emergency fixtures, including drench showers and eyewash stations.
1976 – The Belmore Office.
Bradley Australia commenced manufacturing washroom accessories and grab bars.
1985 – The Horsley Road, Milperra Office.
In 1985, Bradley relocated its manufacturing facilities to Milperra where Accessories became Bradley’s major line with the help of Project Sales QLD.
1985 was the year that Bradley increased revenue by 70% by winning the fit outs for Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas and Gold Coast.
In 1987 Ossie designed the Combination – 3 in 1 towel dispenser, hand dryer and waste receptacle.
The 80’s was also the launch of the 5 Star Hotel Bathroom line starting with the JW Marriott Hong Kong.
1990 saw the launch of Club Bradley and in 1992 they started Corporate Entertainment. Bradley started shipping to Asia in the mid 90’s, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
In 1998 / 99 Bradley Australia fitted out the Olympic Stadium and Village.
From 2002 – 2008 they closed the warehouse in Australia and moved the plant to world class facilities in China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the USA.
In 2002, 2003 and 2004 Bradley Australia were “shorts sponsors” for the Canterbury Bulldogs.
2008 was the successful launch of the Reflections range.
2009 – The Milperra Road, Milperra Office
October 2013 saw the signing of the New Partnership Agreement with Bradley Corp USA. They also launched the Bradley Corp Verge Diplomat Range.
2014 – Waratah Street, Kirrawee Office
2015 – Queensland Office and Showroom, Cannon Hill
Meet the Bradley Australia Team
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