With more and more Australians outside exploring nature, Shingleback Off Road creates innovative bike racks and storage solutions in Beechworth, North East Victoria, to provide adventurers with hassle-free, well crafted, outdoor adventure products that bridge the gap between time-poor families and the great outdoors.
With the native Australian Shingleback lizard as its mascot, Shingleback Off Road Australian Made products embody all of the Shingleback lizard’s famous qualities – tough, practical, and built to survive in the harshest of environments.
Shingleback Off Road’s Australian Made bike rack
Andrew Taylor, Shingleback Off Road’s Co-founder, said, “Our product inspiration comes from our own family adventures. We need products that are practical, well-engineered, easy to use, reliable and have a dual purpose.”
“Our products are pure quality with simplicity mastered. We were first to the Australian market with a vertical bike rack that can carry six bikes, and the storage system solution. The rack can quickly be removed from your car and stored on the optional Shingleback Rack Trolley Stand, meaning it actually saves you space as a garage bike storage solution. The Shingleback Swing Arm also takes the Shingleback Rack to the next level and makes accessing your car boot super easy,” Mr Taylor said.
“We are proudly Australian and know that by making our products in North East Victoria, with Australian materials, we achieve the best quality and have much better control over supply chains. We are committed to creating Australian jobs and supporting our local community. It feels great to be 100% Australian Made and Owned, and we know that our customers feel the same way.”
Shingleback Off Roads Co-founders, Kimberley and Andrew Taylor
Shingleback Off Road offers the highest quality craftsmanship, with the service to match – benefits they say come from designing and manufacturing products locally.
“Locally we have some excellent contractors working with us and this has definitely been a strength in us being able to meet customer demand. Knowing your sub-contractors and having them in the same regional centre where products are being manufactured is critical to our service delivery.”
As a local business, Shingleback Off Road helps to support other Aussie companies through its local partnerships and participation in the Breakout Accelerator program, an initiative of the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship which supports innovators in regional and rural Victoria and Southern NSW to stay in their communities and grow their businesses.
“We are still a young business, going on three years old, but our growth has been incredible due to our customers spreading the word about our quality products and the way they have improved their lives,” Mr Taylor said.
“We need to help Australian businesses start-up, grow and be sustainable. Buying local is necessary for the environment; anything that reduces the miles on a product is a good thing. Australian products are well made, last longer and if the materials can be made here, even better all round! All of this contributes to job creation which is so important.”
Shingleback Off Road’s Australian Made bike rack in use
“After a slight slow down during travel restrictions, we are now experiencing our highest level of sales, about 50% higher than the Christmas period. We partner our manufacturing with a local business and the demand for our product has really helped them to keep their workforce going full-time during the pandemic.”
Shingleback Off Road proudly features the Australian Made logo on its products, highlighting its commitment to local manufacturing.
Mr Taylor said, “We know and trust the Australian Made logo and are very proud to be able to include it in our own branding. It is instantly recognisable and really adds weight to customers confidence in our products. Sometimes you see an Australian flag on goods and then become very disappointed when you take a closer look and see it isn’t as you thought. The Australian Made logo ensure products that carry it are actually Australian.”
Underpinned by a third-party accreditation system, the Australian Made logo is Australia's most trusted, recognised and widely used country of origin symbol.
To learn more about Shingleback Off Road’s Aussie Made products, please visit shinglebackoffroad.com.au.