FIX-A-TAP Australia is a proud Australian-owned family company and was originally founded as Blackwell Trading Company in Sydney Australia by Ken Robertson in 1972, commencing business as a small wholesale supplier of plumbing and general hardware products.
Today, over 40 years later, FIX-A-TAP Australia is recognised as Australia’s premier supplier of cistern and tap maintenance items and general pressure hose, with in excess of 1000 individual product lines, a staff of 40 people and a dynamic National Distribution Network.
To be Australia's leading supplier of quality maintenance plumbing products, offering our customers the Ultimate Plumbing Solution.
At FIX-A-TAP, we endorse the following values:
FIX-A-TAP Australia markets its product ranges within Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands to all leading hardware and plumbing outlets, such as the following groups:
Mitre 10 Hardware
Home Timber and Hardware
Reece Plumbing Supplies
Tradelink Plumbing Supplies
Plumbers Supplies Cooperative
National Brand Names
Our leading national plumbing brand names include the following:
We invest a considerable amount of resources towards maintaining benchmark Quality Assurance Practices, with the desire to reward our customers with superior quality product and services. Our quality commitment extends to complying with Quality Assurance Services (QAS) Watermark Accreditation, Australian Gas Association Regulations and ISO 9001 Accreditation.
We recognise our environmental responsibilities and commit our support to The Australian Packaging Covenant to ensure we conserve resources and facilitate the re-use and recycling of packaging materials.
In addition, as part of our commitment to the Australian Packaging Covenant, FIX-A-TAP has implemented a Buy Recycled Policy that ensures that FIX-A-TAP will:
Purchase products and materials with recycled content whenever deemed practicable and environmentally beneficial.
Substitute existing products and materials with recycled content whenever deemed practicable and environmentally beneficial.
Require our contractors and suppliers to be accountable for their products and/or materials that are supplied and to encourage the use of recycled materials.
find out why some of our plastic product packaging is listed as unrecycable.
As part of our commitment to the Australian Packaging Covenant we intentionally switched our main manufacturer from PVC to PET plastic blisters as part of our efforts to be environmentally friendly.
PET plastic is usually considered a recyclable plastic in Australia, however unfortunately according to the advice from Planet Ark, the recycling plants in Australia cannot accept lightweight plastics as they will enter the paper stream at the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility), and will be discharged as a waste. For this reason, our Australasian Recycling Labels are required to list these plastic blisters as non-recyclable.
Some of our larger PET plastic blisters are also classified as not-recyclable, due to non-paper items greater than 200 mm in two dimensions being incorrectly passed through to the paper stream at an Australian MRF.
The Australasian Recycling Label (ARL), is an evidence-based labelling system which takes details such as these into consideration, and provides easy-to-understand recycling information for packaging. It shows what needs to be done with each piece of a package to dispose of it in the correct way. FIX-A-TAP are committed to adding the ARL logos to all packaging as soon as possible.
Visit arl.org.au for more information on recycling labels.
Click here to find out more about which plastics can be recycled in Australia.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please note that we are a wholesaler only, and we do not sell directly to the public. The Terms and Conditions below only relate to retailers who purchase from us.