Queensland Gaskets Expands Capabilities with Integration of OSAAP Business

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Queensland Gaskets is thrilled to announce the integration of OSAAP Australia’s precision toolkit inserts into our array of products. This strategic addition marks a new phase for Queensland Gaskets as we continue to expand and innovate. We are also transitioning leadership within OSAAP Australia, with the departure of founder John Coates and the appointment of Bruce Roffey as the new manager.

OSAAP Australia, an innovative start-up was founded in July 2022 by aviation engineer John Coates. Responding to the specific tool control demands of the aviation sector by developing sophisticated foam cut-out solutions in collaboration with OSAAP America, and matching this expertise by utilizing ruggedized Pelican cases a speed driven solution has been created for the market. Leveraging cutting-edge technologies and their proprietary Blue Shadow CAD Software, OSAAP® has established itself as a leader and innovator in this niche area.

For Queensland Gaskets, a family-owned business with over 70 years of expertise in manufacturing specialised gaskets, sealing solutions and other industrial components, acquiring OSAAP Australia represents a significant step toward broadening our product offerings and venturing into new industry sectors. Managing Director Carl Quarterman initiated this integration to combine the strengths of both companies, enhancing our service delivery and innovative capacity.

“This partnership with OSAAP Australia signifies a milestone in our strategy to lead through innovation and expand our reach to various industries. It’s about bringing together the best of both worlds to deliver exceptional results for our customers using Australian Manufacturing capability”, said Carl Quarterman.

Carl Quarterman and John Coates have been working on the integration strategy for the past few months. Since the decision was made, their efforts have aimed to ensure a seamless alignment of capabilities and service offerings, guaranteeing continuity and enhancing the level of service provided to OSAAP Australia’s customers.

“We are immensely grateful to John for his visionary leadership and dedication, which were crucial to OSAAP Australia’s success,” Carl Quarterman remarked.

John Coates shared his confidence in the new arrangement, “As founder, I am assured that this partnership will inject new energy and resources into the company, continuing our tradition of excellence and customer satisfaction.”

Bruce Roffey is eager to advance this new chapter for OSAAP Australia. “I am thrilled about our future prospects,” he said. “Together with the fantastic team at Queensland Gaskets, we’re poised for greater innovation and expansion across industries.”

OSAAP Australia’s innovative product range includes:

Precision Tool-Kit Inserts: Custom-designed foam solutions for optimal organization and safety.

Foam Shadow Boards: Cost-effective systems that enhance productivity in various operational environments.

Customisable Foam Solutions: Tailor-made to meet specific client needs with meticulous craftsmanship.

CNC Foam Cut-Outs: Critical for the secure transport of essential equipment, ensuring operational integrity across sectors.

We look forward to driving innovation and delivering superior solutions across industries with this enhanced capability and broader product range.

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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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