Trade Envelopes delivers jobs to former AE workers with new Qld plant

The company, which is a subsidiary of TMF Mail Services, has seen orders double since Australian Envelopes went into administration in July.

The new site, which is based between Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the suburb of Slacks Creek, opened last week with two Halm Jet presses, which will be joined by three more machines in the coming months.

Five of Australian Envelopes’ former employees have been hired to run the site, including former Queensland state manager Glen Gibson.

It marks Trade Envelopes’ first push into the region. “Queensland has been crying out for a local customer-focused supplier in the envelope market for many years,” said Gibson.

“TMF already services clients in Queensland so we are confident of capturing more market share.”

Trade Envelopes has established a second factory in Moorebank, Sydney to increase production capacity.

“While some envelope manufacturers are reducing capacity and staff, we are taking the attitude that while times are tough, if you stay focused on service and operate on a low-cost basis, there are opportunities throughout the market,” added Gibson.

“Queensland will continue to be a growth market in Australian industry. We can hopefully assist printers and mailing houses take advantage of that growth.”

Trade Envelopes employs 20 staff across at its three sites in Brisbane and Sydney.

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