Built on Reputation
Alistair Patterson has a flair for the food and beverage industry that borders on obsession. As the sole proprietor for ASSDA Accredited Fabricator, Australian Stainless Products, Patterson's reputation within the industry means when projects are on, he is onto it!
Australian Stainless Products are custom manufacturers of quality stainless steel food, beverage and pharmaceutical process products and equipment.
Established more than 20 years ago, Australian Stainless Products started out building basic dairy machinery, primarily small repairs and maintenance of equipment for a few of the local food processing equipment plants.
“Back then the business was basically building milking machinery. We did small repairs and maintenance and equipment for a few of the local food processing plants in the area.”
Now, the Melbourne-based company manufactures original equipment from large tanks, vessels and hoppers including process equipment up to 50,000 litre capacity.
Working with a small but loyal client base, Patterson has worked with some engineering consultants such as dairy equipment supplier DeLeval for more than a decade.
“It's quite a small industry. We operate by word of mouth and references of jobs. It takes a long time to build, grow and develop a business within this industry,” said Patterson.
This article featured in Australian Stainless magazine - Issue 35, Autumn 2006.