12 years old and kicking goals, Lauxes Grates goes from strength to strength. With over 2000 distributors Australia wide and almost 50 employees, Lauxes Grates led by CEO Tim Dawson is taking its award winning product onto the global stage, now selling in 7 different countries and growing.
“My business success is a result of all the mistakes I made. In former businesses when I was younger, I didn’t appreciate people the way I do now. I kept a lot of secrets and it didn’t serve me well. I was broken when I went bankrupt. Without that bankruptcy experience behind me, I wouldn’t be here.” said Founder/CEO Tim Dawson.
Lauxes Grates was established in 2010 with over 1000 product lines. By later focusing on just one product, it has allowed the company to thrive. The Australian business has come a long way from its original 24 distributors when the decision was made to focus on linear grates, to now being available in over 2000 distributors in Australia & New Zealand, the product is quickly becoming the new market standard.
“We’ve quickly become a popular builder’s choice for durability, functionality and affordability,” Mr Dawson, who was born and bred on the Gold Coast is passionate about basing the business and building the companies global presence from right here on the sunny Gold Coast. “People think of the Gold Coast as being a sleepy town – far from it! This is a phenomenal hub for business and we want people to know we’re a local success story.”
With relationships already established in Europe and the US, the global expansion is in full swing. Recently opening a new Global Headquarters in Ashmore, just 5 minutes down the road from the Australian Headquarters in Molendinar, Tim and the team are gearing up to take this company to the next level and continue building their global empire.