Jan Henderson visits Stormtech

On a recent trip to NSW, I dropped into Stormtech’s headquarters on the South Coast. This is a beautiful area with rolling hills and lush vegetation and looks like the English countryside, but with the addition of local architecture and sunshine makes for a perfect Australian picture.

The town of Nowra, nestled in this idyllic rural setting, is home to architectural grate and drain manufacturer Stormtech. From humble beginnings in Sydney, Stormtech has created a worldwide market for its products. This story of success began in 1989 when John Creighton invented a special drainage grate for a hobless shower. Now, more than twenty years later, the company has grown under the guidance of John’s son, Troy, who joined the company with his wife Nicole in 2002. This second generation of owner-managers has marketed the company, extended existing ranges, and designed new products.

Stormtech is a market leader whose products are sold worldwide. Its grates and drains are known for sleek design, innovation and practicality. Now a multi-million-dollar enterprise, Stormtech supports more than thirty families in the Nowra area, making a signifcant contribution to the economic life of country NSW.

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