AlphaFit obtains Australian Made certification for locally manufactured gym equipment
AlphaFit has advised that it has acquired Australian Made certification for its steel gym equipment - consisting of rigs, cages, equipment storage, specialty strength equipment, weightlifting accessories and body weight and gymnastics equipment.
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, Queensland-based AlphaFit is finding its Australian manufactured equipment is in more demand than ever before, as Australians actively seek to support locally made products.
The family-owned company sees this welcome trend as a result of government restrictions which has led to people to search for Australian-made fitness equipment while gyms and training facilities were (and in some cases remain) temporarily closed.
The support for Australian made products is reinforced by new research from Roy Morgan following the COVID-19 pandemic, which revealed more than half of Australians (52%) say they now have an even higher preference for Australian-made products.
‘Made in Australia’ has always been important to AlphaFit’s brand since its establishment in 2012 by Jamie Montesalvo and Bobby Montesalvo.
Jamie Montesalvo explains “our ethos has always been to manufacture equipment in Australia that is functional, intuitive, built to last.
“We’re always looking to become more self-sufficient by bringing more capabilities in house and sourcing local Australian suppliers to help control quality and lead time.”
The renewed interest in Australian-made has led people to check the labelling with 43% of Australians admitting to checking the country of origin on products, according to the Roy Morgan research.
Jamie Montesalvo added “we’ve been manufacturing Australian made equipment from the very beginning. But we realised it wasn’t enough to say Australian made, we had to prove it.
“With the Australian made logo on display on AlphaFit equipment, our customers will confidently know that our products are Australian made and quality-driven.”
The ‘Australian Made’ certification demonstrates AlphaFit’s continued commitment and reinvestment to local manufacturing, local jobs and the Australian economy.
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Lower image shows Bobby and Jamie Montesalvo.
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