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Surco and The Australian Portable Restroom Distributorship

Australian distributors are daring and usually very open to the exploration of different industry channels and product applications. Perhaps it is because that frontier spirit is so ingrained in your DNA; or maybe it is just the universal personality of the true entrepreneur that is always seeking new doors to open. With the portable restroom sanitation industry expected to generate approximately USD $100 million in Australia alone, it’s the perfect business opportunity for any supplier, distributor or those with an entrepreneurial heart.

Our primary goal is to build strong, enduring relationships with our clients and distributor partners. Our state-of-the-art portable toilet odor control products, “dunnies” to those in the AU, sell themselves because once consumers use them and see the results, they clamor for more. This coupled with our exceptional customer service goals presents the perfect distributorship for dedicated entrepreneurs.

We have clients all over the world and have been building relationships that extend to the far reaches of the globe for the last seven decades. Since our inception in 1946, we have become an international leader in odor control solutions, developing and producing sophisticated strategies that surpass portable sanitation industry standards. Our solutions and natural products are the best found anywhere. A prime example is Metazene, a highly effective, scentless additive specifically designed to neutralize odors present in ambient air at a molecular level.

We are the most well known provider of portable restroom sanitation odor control products, deodorants, liquids, dry toss packets and wash down solutions. Each of these are all the by-products of the Surco Technology Center, which offers the very latest in gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, head space analysis, distillation, extraction and quality control technology.

The Australian portable restroom industry has come a long way since its inception some four decades ago and it has adapted to the times, making the future for successful distributorships very bright. The success of a Surco distributorship in Australia is as close to a sure thing as any hard-working entrepreneur can envision, and is comparable to the coveted poker hand known as a… a royal flush!! If you live within Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, Capital Territory, Tasmania or Western and South Australia, this is the perfect opportunity to start your own path to success with a portable restroom distributorship all your own.




Surco Portable Restroom Distributorships In Australia

Perhaps because it is so far away geographically from North America, Australia symbolizes a remote landscape with many unique animals and a culture that, while not so dissimilar from the hardy pioneers of America’s past, is unique unto itself. As any Aussie knows, the name derives from the Latin, australis, meaning southern, and it dates back to second century legends of an “unknown southern land” (terra australis incognita). Explorer, Matthew Flinders, named the land, Terra Australis, which was later abbreviated to its current form. Also known as the “land down under” for its position in the southern hemisphere, this moniker is not so much appreciated by those who call Australia home.

A Short History Of Australia And The Use Of Outhouses

The Aboriginal people, who are believed to have found their way by boat some 50,000 years ago from Southeast Asia to Australia, are said to be the oldest continuous culture on planet Earth. They lived as hunters and gatherers making their homes in naturally-forming rock shelters where they ate and dug pits in ground to build fires for cooking and for service as makeshift toilets. Very tall grass and low-tech pots, which were squatted over sometimes too served as what the Victorians would much later politely refer to as “chamber pots.” There were no toilette frills in the world of aborigines: no lacy shower curtains, matching color schemes for towels and walls, sanitary aids, professionals such as the experts at Surco to call when something went wrong or even doors to slam when privacy might have been desired.

In 1770, explorer Captain James Cook discovered eastern Australia and claimed it for Great Britain, dubbing it New South Wales. European colonization followed in 1778 with the arrival of a fleet of eleven ships in Sydney Harbor carrying 1,500 people. During these early times, throughout the 19th and well into the second half of the 20th century, Australian city dwellers used outhouses.

The Modern Portable Toilet

Continuously invisible and constantly subject to tinkering for the sake of improvement, the toilet’s path to modernization was a gradual amalgam of small innovations that included the refinement of the flushing mechanism, better valves to prevent leakage and a consistent flow of water. These small structures were always separate from a main building and usually covered one or more toilets, which were either pit latrines or bucket toilets, the former of which in densely populated areas can cause ground water pollution. This occurs when toxins are released into the ground and penetrate the ground water.)

The Modern Portable Toilet Industry in Australia

In some ways, the portable restroom industry in Australia is both similar to and different from portable restrooms marketed in the United States. Portable restrooms are known by a different name, but whether they are referred to as “dunnies” or portable toilets, their purpose and success are dependent on the same two growth factors. These concern both the efficiency of the customer service and the cleanliness of the portable restrooms they provide. The idea of portable toilet rentals for special events and construction project, although uniquely American in origin, spread all over the world and hit Australia sometime in the early 1980s.

The growth of the portable restroom industry in Australia is due largely to an increase in construction activity and large-scale outdoor events, such as music festivals and concerts. Their biggest selling point is the fact that they are lightweight and can maintain effective sanitation systems in locations without a powerful infrastructure. Since 2012, revenue in the portable restroom service industry has increased at the rate of 1.7% per year in Australia and is expected to rise to $101.5 million by the end of 2018.

The addition of more diverse services has been a critical factor in the growth of the Australian portable restroom industry. In the words of one Australian portable toilet provider: “We’d only be half our size if we just concentrated on construction restrooms. By moving into the events industry and adding other complementary products, we effectively doubled the size of the company.”