Purga firm begins to build empire in China
IT'S A long way from Purga to China.
But the city of Dongguan, north of Hong Kong, is where locally owned and operated Santrev, a poultry shed builder, has opened its latest steel factory.
The company, now based in West Ipswich, has gone from its original set-up in Purga to a multi-national operation.
Santrev director Luke Trevanion said the booming company wanted to stay true to its roots.
"We've grown from a tiny business in a backyard shed in Purga to a nation-wide operation. We're still family and Australian- owned and will stay that way," he said. "The opening of the factory is the latest step in our monumental growth over the past year.
"Having been in the Australian Poultry and Shed Construction industries for so long, the directors of Santrev have a unique perspective into what farmers and growers want in a shed.
"The opening of the factory will help us give our clients the best results possible with minimal delays and top quality.
"It's taken a lot of hard work to get us where we are today and we're proud of what we've accomplished.
"We've recently completed a monumental project at Hamley Bridge in South Australia for Inghams."
Fellow director Garry Sanday said the Chinese factory was a significant step for the company.
"The factory has been in operation for several months and after a lot of work, we're thrilled about the quality of the galvanized poultry frames being produced by the Santrev team," he said.
Mr Trevanion said the opening was a major boost for Santrev which has already expanded into the Pacific.
"After listening to our Australian and Pacific Rim clients, we are thrilled to have our factory opened," Mr Trevanion said.