Home' Border Enterprise : May 2013 Contents MAY 2013 ENTERPRISE DIRECT 35
IT was a case of opportunity knocking
at the right time when Kooka Brotha's
Patisserie purchased Border Plastic
Welding in October last year.
The Wodonga business is moving from
strength to strength since relocating to
new and larger premises in Maloney Drive
and the shift to specialising in industrial
size jobs is proving a success.
Owner Phil Stuckey said that he and
his business partner Richard Janson are
regularly asked about the relationship
between making cakes and welding plastic.
"We happened to know the owner and he
was preparing to retire so that he could
travel around Australia," Mr Stuckey
explained. "At the time we had the extra
space available adjacent to our factory,
which meant no extra overheads and we
already had an administrative support
team in place so it seemed like a reasonable
"We also had two staff members who were
keen on the idea of learning about plastic
welding repairs and fabrication. They then
spent six weeks intensive training with the
previous owner as part of the acquisition
"The new larger premises have meant that
we have greater access facilities, can use
larger equipment and tackle industrial size
jobs," Mr Stuckey said.
Specialising in a range of areas including
automotive, agricultural, industrial and
marine, Border Plastic Welding can weld
and repair difficult to find and hard to
replace plastic parts as well as repair
industrial plastic parts in a fraction of
the time it takes to order and deliver
replacement parts. They are also able to
repair automotive and general items for a
small portion of the replacement cost in
"If it's plastic we can fix it or make it 98 per
cent of the time," Mr Stuckey said.
From fantastic cakes to
fixing all things plastic
L to R, Nathan Wakeling, Simon Debnam, Richard
Janson and Phil Stuckey.
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