The sailboat hardware market and the architectural rigging market are worlds apart, but in Australia they’re both dominated by one powerhouse player. Ronstan’s end-to-end design, manufacture and distribution operation has grown to become the only serious competitor.
Our head office in Melbourne, Australia, is home to our state-of-the-art design facilities, our primary manufacturing plant and our advanced warehousing and global distribution system, which handles more than 4.9 million units each year. Our home market is further supported by sales offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth .
Internationally, we’re one of the top three sailboat hardware brands in the world, instantly recognised and respected in 45 countries. Our passionate team has worked tirelessly to develop export markets, establishing offices and warehouses in the US and Denmark and building strong relationships with our distribution partners around the world.
We believe that we owe much of our success to our close ties with yacht racing’s elite competitors. The challenge of producing top-end, innovative hardware to satisfy the extreme demands of racing conditions has led to many of the technical breakthroughs that have put us on top. We continue to actively participate in the promotion of sailing, both for pleasure and competition, and many of our staff are active sailors themselves. Speak to any one of our management team, who jointly own the company, and you’ll realise that we seriously love what we’re doing.
When Ronstan moved into the architectural sector, we had to establish our reputation in this new market. The results speak for themselves. If an Australian architect thinks tensile architecture for a showcase project, they think Ronstan. We’re the number one player. Our products and services have also been receiving international acclaim, recently featuring prominently in high-profile projects in such diverse locations as Kuala Lumpur’s International Airport , Beijing’s Bank of China building and the Baltimore Footbridge, as well as Sydney’s Star City casino.
As Ronstan continues to gather momentum, both within Australia and globally, two things are for sure:
- We’ll continue to be committed to our people, our products, our relationships, our sport and our international focus.
- We’ll keep doing business the way we approach our sailing – with heartfelt passion and a serious competitive streak.
Ronstan has a long and rich history. Learn more about our journey into the marine and architectural world.