FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
1999 was pretty big year for us. Thats the time when Transquip Distributors (mobile tool service) officially became Transquip Direct, The Online Toolshop!
Having already been in the Tool supply business for 15 years, our founder had travelled extensively throughout Australia with his Transquip Mobile Tools. Seeing the need and potential to distribute quality Tools to rural and outback clients (many of whom didn't have access to any Tool supply) and with the emergence around this time of E-commerce in Australia, Mr Roose decided to "put the business online".
You may be surprised to know that Transquip Direct is actually one of the very first fully operational Australian Ecommerce/supply businesses and as you can see, after over 12 years online (27 years in total) we are still going strong and still offering a great range of quality Tools to the entire nation, including many Mining, Government and other Industry clients (and naturally everyone in between as well!) We know what makes our clients happy, that's to get a great price and speed of delivery. This is something we always have and always strive for every single order, no matter if it's a single Socket or a bulk Toolkit order.
Below you will find some wonderful archived news items from around our founding period, as you can see an Online Toolstore in the late 90's and early naughties was reasonably newsworthy!
THE "WEST AUSTRALIAN" APRIL 1999
AUSTRALIAN PC & INTERNET MAGAZINE FEB 2000
MAINSTREAM NEWS ITEM CIRCA 2001
RURAL NEWS ITEMS CIRCA 1999-2000
ONE OF THE VERY FIRST ONLINE YAHOO SHOPPING COMPETITIONS CIRCA 2001
OUR FIRST EVER PRINT AD CIRCA 1998