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Beyond the Bale : June 2012
June 2012 Beyond the Bale 19 oFF-Farm survivor after so many mills have closed down and moved off-shore. It remains an independent mill, with owner Jim Robinson believing it is important for processing to remain in Australia – not only for bio- security reasons but also to continue the legacy and patriotism of the entire wool production pipeline. “At one stage there were four wool processors in town; we’re the last but the future looks good for us,” Mr Robinson said. “As long as investment continues into the business we can compete with off-shore plants and continue producing a reliable supply of wool. “Since we started operating in 1980 we generally have 45 employees on board, with the mill running 24/7 in peak season from November to April. It ’s good, honest work and we see the wool come in PURECO TT ONCOVERR100%AustralianPureWool Premium Pure Wool Quilt Diamond Collection promotional collateral for zenger’s golden sovereign 100 per cent australian wool quilts. Jim robinson, owner of the ep robinson processing plant in geelong that provides wool to bedding manufacturer and Woolmark licensee zenger australia. and then send it off to the specifications of clients.” One such client is Zenger Australia, with its factory located in Sydney. It is here where the transformation from woollen fibres to quilts and pillows and underlays takes place. Established in 1996 Zenger is one of the largest wool bedding product manufacturers in Australia, with company representative Andy Chan saying that quality lays at the forefront of production. “Here at Zenger each and every employee prides themselves on quality, which is why not only the finest quality materials are used but quality is at the forefront of all business decisions, ensuring a finished product of the highest possible standard,” Mr Chan said. And with Australia being the world leader in producing the finest quality wool, it is no wonder Zenger Australia “ her e at zenger each and eVery employee prIdes themselVes on QualIty, WhIch Is Why not only the FInest QualIty materIals are used but QualIty Is at the ForeFront oF all busIness decIsIons” ANDY CHAN, ZENgER sources all its wool from the local market. So high is the quality which surrounds Zenger that it is licensed to use the Woolmark stamp of approval on its products, so consumers know they are buying 100 per cent woollen products. And this quality assurance provides consumers with peace of mind that lets their dreams begin. More information: View the video at www.woolmark.com/zenger