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The Splash Structures Website has marketed, sold and installed fabric structures since 2003.
We first ventured across the concept of portable fabric structures when we dabbled in Sea Cage Aquaculture and were seeking suitable structures for remote locations in the Pacific Islands. They captured our interest primarily because they were light to transport and did not require licensed builders to construct. We found that a bunch of blokes with a good head on their shoulders (with the relevant tickets needed working at heights, driving forks and lifts etc) could build easily, even if they did not speak our language.
Quality and Safety for a Reasonable Price is our mission.
Now Splash markets a variety of portable structures and this year (2017) we will venture into (portable and fixed) EPS Panel Structures to satisfy our need for a range of hard top structures.
All EPS Panel materials are passed through an independent NATA or equivalent laboratory to ensure there are no dangerous materials contained within our panels, particularly a derivative of toxic fibres Asbestos, which is still legal in many countries but not Australia.
Chrysotile (one version) 'accidentally' slipped into some of our competitors EPS structures in 2015/16, which tragically for them where installed into some hospitals and schools! We will not sell these panels to any country, even if legal.
Another Icey Issue .. You may have heard recently that a Melbourne Operation was using these type of structures to import illegal drugs, with some help from the corrupt shipping systems that had crept in, but don't expect any additional surprises from Splash ... any person knowing our family history knows we are for dealing with drug runners, as serial murderers. Eminating out of China however, they would have much fear of being caught because it is the death penalty.
All good reasons to use a Western company to purchase your structures .. if you buy off the web, particularly from an Asian concern, what you order is not necessarily what you will get.
There are Western and Hong Kong marketing conglomerates with an eye for products that they can turn into a franchise, who even pose as Chinese Manufacturers. These products are very highly marked up and often rubbish.
Splash Structures and all associated websites come under the ownership of Splash Marketing Technology Pty Ltd (Pauline Douglas) supported by a number of partners and factories in China and Australia.
We look forward to manufacturing some structures in Australia again ... and paying back all the many patient people whom have supported us over the years. A very big thank you to the internet police for taking care of the industry including some quite serious internet hacking issues and major shipping corruption, that not only hurt Splash but many other businesses in the last 5 years.
Some of our competitors are up to their 4th change of name in 7 years ... Crikey! Others are divorced and living in caravans in the hills.
About the Light Structure Industry
The world of portable and EPS Panel structures has been dominated by a handful of multi-nationals that market their structures globally throughout a network of resellers and franchises, supported by global media big wigs..
We found it necessary to go to China to examine the factories to ensure the standard would be the same as that we offered in Australia.
Working with the Chinese is really no different to working with local manufacturers, honesty is a man to man thing, you have to know who you are dealing with. The majority of Chinese are extremely honorable, but as their population is much greater, the % of dishonest is also greater. By the same token the Chinese are much harsher on crime ...
In the last three (3) decades only a select few conglomerates have controlled the vast bridge of imports and exports to China and made billions from that opportunity. Like a vast sweeping machine, they identified key industries to buy, then sell off to the Chinese, decimating former profits from western manufacturing and produce industries.
As we all know, this opportunity has now been opened to ordinary individuals who wish to develop relationships in China, who are also working to release themselves from the mostly corrupt shackles of control to trade directly. They are now beginning to embrace copyright and patents.
If we are not careful however, with open trade, there is the possibility of western countries being swamped, so this needs to be controlled somewhat. They have certainly taken measures in UAE to curtail and balance the trade to China. 7 Chinese billionaires have made Canada their home. Google "Balance of Payments" to understand how countries must balance their trade to not send one country broke.
There is now a wonderful opportunity for the Globe to trade back to China - that still has a growth rate of 6% as this country wakes up. 15% of the country is now affluent, which equates to around 5 times the population of Australia ... they want luxury from international sources. They are the new Gucci, Ferrari and Organic set.
And soon there will be Mars ...
If you have a product or service we can add to our portfolio, please don't hesitate to contact Pauline on firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great year ...