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About Hoselink

Australia’s #1 Gardening Supplies Company, 100% Australian Family Owned & Operated

Our Story

Hoselink is an Australian family owned and run company dedicated to delivering the best watering experience you’ve ever had. From humble beginnings in 1998, we’ve grown from a small Aussie business run out of one family’s dining room into a thriving company that employs a staff of over 40.

What hasn’t changed during that time is our commitment to providing our customers with a truly exceptional experience. From purchasing Hoselink products from the comfort of their own home to our after sales support, we strive to deliver a watering and shopping experience unlike any other.

So when you purchase Hoselink, you’re not only getting quality products you can count on, you’re becoming part of the Hoselink family.

The Journey

Original Hoselink Sketch Design

1998

The Hoselink coupling patent is registered.

Hoselink Magazine Ad

1999

Sign a deal with hose manufacturer Dayco Swan to distribute fittings throughout retailers in the USA. Sign a deal with a French direct marketing company. In Australia fittings are distributed via Yates and sold in Bunnings, Big W, Mitre10, Kmart and other retailers.

Hoselink Magazine Ad

2000

Tim moves to the UK to try and build the business in Europe, with various attempts to sell direct via QVC TV shopping in the USA, UK & Germany.

Tim Kierath

2008

After battling along for 9 years and near financial ruin, the retail distribution model is abandoned. Tim re-groups and returns to Australia.

2008 Website Screenshot

Dec 2008

In a last ditch attempt to save the business, the Australian online website is launched.

Sally Holding Hose Fittings

Feb 2009

Tim’s daughter Sally leaves her job to help the business and the first customer service employees are hired. Everyone is working from the Kierath family dining room.

Tim & Sally on the Kerry-Ann Show

March 2009

Tim and his daughter Sally appear in the first 4 minute advertorial on Channel 9’s Kerry-Ann Morning Show. The phone line rings hot all day!

First Warehouse Sale

Jan 2010

With growing sales, operations are moved into a 100sqm warehouse and office space in Brookvale. Sally gets another job and leaves things to Tim to run.

Tim & Sally on our 2010 TV Commerical

Aug 2010

The first TV ad campaign starts, featuring hose fittings, hoses and a hose reel. They strike a chord and the first hose reel shipment sells out.

Ben

Nov 2010

Tim’s son Ben joins the business full-time.

Tim, James & Ben in New Warehouse

Feb 2011

Inventory and staff is growing rapidly so operations are moved into a 1,300sqm warehouse on the other side of Brookvale.

James Using Hose Reel

Mar 2011

Tim’s son James joins the business full-time (and gets roped into photo shoots).

Hoselink Car with Staff

May 2012

Tim ignites his passion for cars and at the same time helps raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service by entering the annual Outback Car Trek in his re-fit 1972 Holden Brougham.

Our Exhibit Setup at Newcastle

Aug 2012

Exhibit for the first time at the Newcastle Home Show. The team is blown away by the positive customer response they receive.

2013 Australian Business Award for Product Excellence Logo

Jul 2013

Our Hoselink no-burst fittings are awarded the 2013 Australian Business Award for Product Excellence.

The Hoselink Website Gets a Fresh Look

Feb 2014

The Hoselink website gets a fresh look.

Hoselink Fittings on Amazon Screenshot

Jun 2014

Start selling Hoselink fittings in the USA via Amazon.

Hoselink Current Warehouse

Mar 2015

On the move again into a 3,500sqm warehouse & office to cope with growing storage, staff and operational requirements.

2015 Australian Business Award for Product Excellence Logo

Jul 2015

This time our Hose Reels are awarded the 2015 Australian Business Award for Product Excellence.

Flow Controller

Aug 2016

A huge innovation in our hose fittings. After a complete re-design, the new and improved Hose Connector with Flow Control is launched.

Our 2016 TVC Screenshot

Sep 2016

We take a new approach to our TV advertising and freshen things up.

Sally

Apr 2017

Not to be outdone by the boys, Tim’s daughter Sally re-joins the business.

Hoselink Reviews Page Screenshot

Jul 2017

Popularity is high with 73,000+ reviews across the Hoselink website and external review sites and 100,000 likes on the Hoselink Facebook page.

Our Hoselink Container Shop

Aug 2017

Exhibiting in our portable "container" at the Agquip Field Days.

New Hoselink Homepage Screenshot

Sep 2017

Invention and innovation is an ongoing process. A number of new projects are in the works with an expected launch in early 2018. Top secret!

ORIAS 2018 Finalist

Jun 2018

Thanks to our amazing customer base, Hoselink is a finalist in the Online Retailer Association People’s Choice Award.

The Hoselink Family