1 / September / 2017

Brendale industrial precinct to become new home of major TJM headquarters

Economic Development

Posted 1 September 2017

A 26,295m² piece of land at 17 Johnstone Road, Brendale is set to become the new headquarters of one of Australia’s leading manufacturers and distributers of 4x4 equipment - TJM.

Moreton Bay Regional Council recently approved a Material Change of Use - Development Permit for the construction a 12,000m² warehouse on the site, including 1,000m² of office space, in addition to 125 car spaces, 40 bicycle spaces and landscaping.

Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Division 9, Mike Charlton, said the relocation of TJM’s head office to Brendale was a huge vote of confidence in the Moreton Bay Region and added to other high-profile businesses like Super Retail Group and Auto & General Insurance Group choosing to base their headquarters in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions.

“The relocation of TJM’s head office and more than 100 employees from Geebung to Brendale reinforces that business confidence is at an all-time high in Moreton Bay,” Cr Charlton said.

“Brendale is already home to a TJM 4x4 Store, supporting local jobs, but to welcome the company’s national office and distribution centre is exceptional news and a huge vote of confidence in our business community.

“TJM will base their manufacturing and distribution activitiesright here in Brendale, boosting economic activity in our community, creating jobs during the warehouse’s construction, and more than 100 ongoing jobs in fields such as Engineering, Manufacturing, Distribution and Administration.

“That’s an extra 100 people working in our community and supporting local cafes and businesses in the Brendale area. I’m also told many of their employees live right here in the Moreton Bay Region, so it will be fantastic to see more jobs closer to home for our residents.

“TJM will join a range of high-profile businesses already operating in Brendale’s booming industrial precinct, including the $152 million New Base business park - home to Super Retail Group, Aldi and VISY - which is currently undergoing an 2.5 hectare extension supporting 100 construction jobs.

“Brendale is the perfect location for trade industries, boasting capital city convenience without the capital city price tag, and located just three kilometres from the Bruce Highway, six kilometres from the Gateway Motorway and 18km to the CBD, Port of Brisbane and Brisbane Airport.

“Currently our region’s industries employ more than 88,000 people locally, but with big names like TJM continuing to move in, I’m sure we’ll continue to see this figure rise.”

Sally Vitoorapakron is the Managing Director of TJM and Aeroklas, a family owned Thailand based company who purchased TJM in March, 2015. Aeroklas are a member of Eastern Polymer Group (EPG). EPG is a listed company in Thailand who are global giants in the plastics manufacturing industry.

Sally explains the companies vision for this new venture, “This is an exciting time for TJM as we continue to grow and develop the brand in formidable ways. Our new state-of-the-art premises in Brendale will provide our staff with a solid foundation and cutting-edge resources for the next phase of TJM projects and developments.”

“As our global footprint expands, TJM, Aeroklas and EPG are proud to be investing in the Brisbane economy, creating jobs and supporting the local community where the company was originally founded over 40 years ago.

“With an Australian network of over 70 stores, the dynamic new TJM Headquarters will become the flagship location for Australia’s oldest and most trusted 4x4 products and accessories supplier.”

Cr Charlton said the Brendale community continued to benefit from unprecedented investment in economic-lifting infrastructure, including the recently completed Redcliffe Peninsula Line, and now The Mill at Moreton Bay where our new university will be built just five kilometres away at Petrie.

“The Moreton Bay Region is recognised as one of Queensland’s strongest economies with a Gross Regional Product worth more than $13 billion,” Cr Charlton said.

“It’s this business confidence, matched with a growing population almost exceeding that of Tasmania, that’s continuing to attract high-profile names to our communities like TJM.”

L-R: Director Deputy CEO & Managing Director Aeroklas, Ekawat Vitoorapakorn, Managing Director Aeroklas Australia and TJM, Sally Vitoorapakorn, Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland and Deputy Mayor Mike Charlton