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Hammer

ABOUT AUSTRALIAN

INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES

The need to compete against national and chain store industrial supply companies led to the meeting of a number of owners of independent stores in and around Melbourne in December 1996. The objective of this meeting was to ascertain the potential support-base for a buying group.

The AIS group was created in February 1997, and with an initial membership of nine companies, the advantages of combined expenditure and the resultant purchasing power, quickly attracted the interest of national wholesale and manufacturing businesses.

 

This interest resulted in the group becoming an active entity in April 1997, having produced a member subsidised product brochure/catalogue for distribution to end users. Initial sales successes and the growth potential saw a considerable number of product suppliers enter into trading contracts with the group. These additions further enhanced the competitiveness against the larger national industrial supply companies.

A Propriety Limited company was formed in November 1997, with the appointment of a Board of Directors as the controlling body, and an Office Administrator employed to maintain communication channels between the Board, Members and Suppliers. Committed to quality management, strength of independent membership and expansion of its membership and supplier base, the company has grown to over 80 Members, upwards of 120 stores throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea and in excess of 130 suppliers.

About - Our History

AIS SUPPORT
OFFICE TEAM

Stephen Wallace

GENERAL GROUP MANAGER

Thema Guneratne

ACCOUNTS & FINANCE OFFICER/COMPANY SECRETARY

Mina Rizkalla

CATEGORY MANAGER

Monica Wallace

EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR &

SUPPORT SERVICES MANAGER

John Nguyen

DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR

Michael Gennaccaro

CATEGORY ASSISTANT

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About - AIS Support Team

COMPANY

DIRECTORS

Patrick Lane

CHAIRMAN

Steve Dawson

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Ashton Nehme

DIRECTOR

Bevan Branson

DIRECTOR

Dean Hall

DIRECTOR

Kathryn Morrison

DIRECTOR

Wesley Manton

DIRECTOR

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About - Company Directors

CHARITY

At AIS we are proud of our association with local Australian Charities, and we continue to support them.
 
Over the past 6 years, our annual charity event held during our Gala Awards evenings has benefited each of the chosen charities by raising much-needed funds to continue their research and development of cures and make the lives of those in need well-needed support.

2017 - 2018
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2019 & 2022
2015 - 2016
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2023
2013 - 2014

CHARITABLE FUNDS RAISED TO DATE
$201,113.55

About - Charity

CONTACT US

We look forward to hearing from you. We’re here to help with anything you need. Please include your name, your company details and the nature of your inquiry. If you're interested in joining AIS, please click here.

Support Office

Unit 11, 60 Keilor Park Drive, Keilor East VIC 3033

Phone   03 9331 7777

Fax        03 9336 0311

Email    enquiries@aisnational.com.au

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