For those who love to indulge in a life of sun, surf and sand the idea of placing a barbeque in such rust-promising environments is not often an option as their longevity is compromised.
But Gold Coast company Southern Stainless has bridged the gap between a nautical lifestyle and the great Aussie tradition by manufacturing barbeques in stainless steel.
ASSDA member Southern Stainless typically specialises in the manufacture of stainless steel products including wine storage and fermentation tanks and marine fitouts, but supplying stainless steel barbeques, boat mounting systems and accessories to the general public, wholesalers, retailers and building industry has proven to be one of their fastest growth areas.
The barbeques are made from 316 grade stainless steel, with a 2205 duplex grade stainless steel plate, which is more corrosion resistant and easier to clean.
The barbeques are fully welded to enhance strength and use an electropolished finish to aid in corrosion resistance and provide a durable surface.
Southern Stainless Managing Director Phillip Brown says the barbeques can be designed to suit customer requirements and are 100% Australian owned and made.
“Chinese manufacturers retail theirs slighty under our price,” Phillip says. “A certain percentage of the market will always go for the cheaper alternative, but when consumers are looking for quality, they tend to stick with locally-made products.”
This article featured in Australian Stainless magazine - Issue 38, Summer 2006.