From Quatro Design’s humble beginnings since we started manufacturing in Billinudgel, NSW in 2004, we’ve grown into one of the largest manufacturers in Tweed Shire, Northern Rivers, NSW.
When the time came to expand our operations The Tweed was a natural choice at which time we relocated to our factory in Murwillumbah in 2013. We’ve been overwhelmed by the level of service and quality of products on offer by our suppliers and the skill-set available from the local community.
We count ourselves very lucky to operate within the inspirational backdrop that the Tweed Shire has to offer: pristine beaches, world class surfing, turtle and whale sightings, rain forests and most notable of all – the green caldera. This ancient volcano site is a natural amphitheatre recognised alongside Daintree and Kakadu as one of three most bio-diverse regions in Australia.
The town of Murwillumbah is nestled along the banks of the beautiful Tweed River and is in close proximity to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park.
This backdrop has been the inspiration for the natural form and shapes of some of our pot, planter and street furniture ranges. It also highlights our responsibility towards the environment and as such we have implemented many practices in our manufacturing process to reduce and minimise our environmental footprint. Our most recent upgrade has been the installation of a new solar system. For more information please read our blog on greener manufacturing.
Quatro Design is proud to be associated with the Australian Made campaign and have been ‘Australian Made’ certified since 2013.
The Australian Made brand has one of the most recognised and trusted logo’s in the country and assists in assuring our customers that our products are “genuinely Australian” and manufactured to the highest standards.
We are committed to our wonderfully passionate employees and by manufacturing locally we play a key role in supporting the economic development and prosperity of our local Northern Rivers, NSW community. We encourage a clean and green environment in our factory and support our employees’ growth and personal development through on-going training initiatives.
We have noticed an influx of imported pots, planters and street furniture in the landscaping industry of late, however unfortunately not all imported landscaping products comply to the same standards. In fact not every GRC pot is the same – refer to one of our previous blogs here.
When purchasing and installing a Quatro Design pot, planter, trough or any of our street furniture ranges it comes with the peace of mind that each product has been lovingly made by hand adhering to the strictest Australian manufacturing standards.
We are grateful for the support we’ve received from the Australian landscape architecture and landscape gardening industry so far and look forward to assisting our customers with their projects using our proudly Australian Made products going into the future.
Quatro Design – where landscape meets architecture
Quatro Design has now been manufacturing here in Australia for almost 10 years, and recently we applied for and received certification to use the Australian made logo. So we’re proud to feature the logo here on our website and on our products, at a time when most garden pots and planters available in Australia are imported.
We’ve made up some large, rubber stamps with our name and the Australian made logo on them. Where possible we’re stamping the inside of our planters to highlight that our products are made here.
The Australian made logo was launched by Bob Hawke way back in 1986. It’s a certification trade mark, registered with the Federal Government, and there is a strict set of rules (Code of Practice) governing how it can be used. To receive certification we had to clearly demonstrate that 50% or more of the cost of making our products can be attributed to Australian materials and/or production processes. We reckon our percentage would be well over 90%.