Landmark is today celebrating the 100th birthday of the TWG Wool (TWG), wool handling and broking business, which it purchased in March 2005.
While TWG Wool has only been part of the Landmark wool service for a relatively short period, it shares with Landmark a long and proud history of servicing the Australian agricultural sector, and particularly, the wool growing regions of NSW and Queensland.
TWG, short for Thos W. Green, after its founder, came into existence in 1905 as a trader of wool, skins and hides. It quickly expanded, and soon boasted an extensive network of branches right across NSW.
In recent years, the TWG network has branched out further into key wool growing regions of Queensland, where the expertise and experience of TWG has been very well received. The network now includes branches and wool depots at Guyra, Bathurst, Cootamundra and Cooma. TWG also has an extensive network of agents servicing many other areas of NSW and Queensland.
“The TWG brand is synonymous throughout NSW, and now Queensland, with professional service and quality advice,” said National Landmark Wool Manager, Ross Bawden.
“Such is the quality of TWG’s service, and the esteem within which the company is held, TWG actually increased the number of bales it handled in the very tough, drought affected 2003/04 season when most, if not all other wool handlers, experienced a downfall in turnover” he said.
TWG’s strengths are a combination of industry experience, end to end management of the wool supply chain, hard work, and a positive outlook on the wool industry, a view which Landmark also holds very strongly.
The TWG business was purchased by Landmark in early 2005, demonstrating Landmark’s commitment to, and belief in, the future of the Australian wool industry.