Queensland Gaskets Announces New Partnership with OSAAP Australia

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We are excited to announce a new strategic partnership with OSAAP Australia, leaders in precision toolkit insert solutions. This collaboration combines Queensland Gaskets’ extensive experience in high-quality manufacturing with OSAAP’s innovative toolkit solutions, setting a new standard for operational efficiency in various industries.

Together, we provide our clients with superior value and cutting-edge solutions, utilising our joint expertise to meet the complex demands of the market.

Combining Strengths for Better Solutions

OSAAP Australia is known for its innovative tool-kit inserts that help organise tools more efficiently, thereby increasing productivity. Combined with the strong manufacturing capabilities of Queensland Gaskets, the partnership is set to offer tailor-made solutions that meet the specific needs of our clients.

Founded in 1953, Queensland Gaskets is an Australian-owned company that specialises in manufacturing high-quality industrial gaskets and sealing devices. Utilising advanced technologies such as 5-axis waterjet cutting, CNC routers, CNC knives, and laser cutting, Queensland Gaskets produces precise and reliable products that are vital for a wide range of industries including defence, mining, healthcare, construction and transport.

“We are excited to join forces with OSAAP Australia, integrating their specialised design skills with our advanced manufacturing capabilities,” said Carl Quarterman, the Managing Director of Queensland Gaskets. “This partnership is not just about expanding our product range, it’s about delivering impactful and innovative solutions that boost productivity and efficiency of our customers’ operations across various industries.”

Expertise and Expanding Capabilities with Pelican Products

OSAAP Australia brings its unique skills in designing and producing custom foam inserts for tool kits. Their strategic partnership with Pelican Products, as both a platinum dealer and value-added manufacturer, enhances this offering. Pelican’s globally recognised cases, combined with OSAAP’s precision foam inserts, create unlimited application possibilities across critical sectors including aviation, aerospace, medical, and defence. This partnership ensures the highest quality transit kitting solutions with minimal effort, elevating the standard of protective solutions in these fields.

Streamlining Processes with OSAAP’s LEAN Manufacturing Contributions

OSAAP Australia significantly contributes to the industry through their LEAN manufacturing expertise, particularly with their LEAN shadow board solutions. These solutions offer numerous benefits in any manufacturing environment, including improved visual organisation, standardisation, productivity gains, error prevention, safety enhancement and cost reduction. By integrating their solutions with a range of simple, on-site scanning equipment, OSAAP has removed significant barriers for businesses, allowing them to avoid the costly and disruptive process of sending equipment off-site for lengthy periods. This approach ensures minimal disruption and maximum operational efficiency.

A Strong Collaboration to Set New Standards

Together, Queensland Gaskets and OSAAP Australia are committed to setting new standards in the tooling and manufacturing industry. By merging their manufacturing knowledge with innovative design, this partnership marks an important step in delivering customised solutions that improve client satisfaction and operational excellence.

This collaboration not only enhances our product range but also significantly increases our overall capabilities, enabling us to provide complete solutions that accurately meet the needs of our clients. Through this partnership, Queensland Gaskets and OSAAP Australia are dedicated to leading the industry through innovation and customised manufacturing solutions.

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Queensland Gaskets is an Australian family-owned-and-operated manufacturing business situated in the Salisbury industrial area of Brisbane. QG has been manufacturing high quality products using advancing cutting technologies for more than 65 years.
We operate an ISO9001:20015 Quality Management System to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements, and strive to enhance customer satisfaction in everything we do.

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Carl Quarterman

Owner and Managing Director

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Carl began his career working for BP as an Industrial Chemist before progressing through the company to become a supply chain specialist. For over 14 years, he operated extensively in the global business, focusing on supply chain management and integration.

His devotion to becoming a world-class leader started during his service in the Army Reserve, where he developed a particular interest in Australia’s Defence capability.

After serving on the Management Committee, Carl was elected President of the Australian Industry Defence Network (AIDN), Queensland in 2016 and in 2022, was appointed Chair of the AIDN National Board. Carl has an unwavering commitment to supporting and cultivating a strong defence industry in Australia.

With strong leadership skills and global corporate experience, Carl took up the Queensland Gasket reins in 2012. Since then, the company has continued to work closely across industries utilising his supply chain network, as well as adapting to meet the changing needs of consumers, technologies, and business opportunities.

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