About us

About Us

Established in 2000, the business has, through the consistent practice and application of sound business principles, developed a significant ‘value proposition’, that has underpinned meaningful, long-term and mutually beneficial relationships, with strategic supply partners and an ever-increasing loyal business client base.

The ‘Gateway’ concept was born.

Industry and other commercial enterprises, involved in the manufacture, handling, distribution, transportation and storage of products and equipment, are forever in search of ‘best practice’, including health and safety, environmental responsibility, value adding ‘efficiency’, ease of application and cost-effectiveness. The ‘Gateway’ concept, ensures that the very best practices and product innovations, manufactured and utilised by the global community, are brought to the client, regardless of industry and or location.

Strategic alliances with some of the most highly reputed manufacturers of packaging consumables around the globe, coupled together with local ‘solutions-based’ application knowledge and extraordinary customer and product support, Gateway Packaging have become long-term supply partners to renown corporate retail giants, timber and steel fabrication and supply merchants, logistics and warehousing service providers, commodity manufacturers and large-scale distribution businesses.

The exceptional and consistent growth of the company is a testimony to the very meaningful and sustainable ‘value proposition’ available to all clients, both existing and future, to take advantage of and experience substantial benefit from.

Gateway Packaging, Australian owned and operated, is committed to continuous improvement and adaptability and will remain true to the core values and mission, of providing a gateway of integrity for businesses, to a world of packaging solutions, products and services.

Mission

Providing our valued business clients, with the ‘gateway’ to a world of innovative packaging solutions, by drawing on our team’s in-depth knowledge and understanding of ‘best practice’ in the application process, and optimum product selections, available to businesses internationally, from an array of highly reputed packaging manufacturers.

Vision

To be the supplier of choice to all our clients, of ‘end to end’ packaging solutions, consistently delivering products and services that represent industry ‘best practice’ including; environmental responsibility, social accountability, financial competitivity, superior quality and customer service excellence; the combination of which epitomises exceptional value.

WHO IS GATEWAY PACKAGING?

MEET THE TEAM

Peter

Peter Phillips - Managing Director

Peter founded the business in 2000 and has managed its growth ever since.

With a previous business background in running a cabinet making company, Peter saw a gap in the packaging supplies market and knew there was the opportunity to provide high-quality products and service.

Since starting Gateway Packaging with the help of his two sons, the company has grown into a multi-million dollar business employing 12 staff.

When not at work, Peter likes to spend time with his family, visit his grandchildren and enjoy a single malt whiskey.

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Craig

Craig Phillips - Sales Director

Craig has been with Gateway Packaging since it was founded in 2000.

He is an integral part of the company with experience in all areas of the business and now spends his time leading the expanding sales department.

He spends time in the office and loves to get out and personally catch up with our valued clients!

Craig also spends his time on LinkedIn and enjoys connecting with new people!

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Bob

Bob Phillips - Business Development Manager

Bob has been an integral part of the family-owned business since it started in 2000 and now heads up Business Development.

He spends his time managing both the sales team and strategic planning for the future. He loves a challenge, so if you need a customised solution for your business, Bob is your go-to contact.

When not at work, Bob likes to spend time with his family, working in his garden, and cooking up a barbeque for his friends!

Trina

Trina Phillips - Finance Manager

Trina joined Gateway Packaging in 2005.

She is a wealth of knowledge having worked in many areas of the business including, reception, accounts & administration. She now leads the ever important Finance & Systems Team!

She loves creating systems for the team, making their daily tasks easier and more rewarding. She is also providing customers with spend visibility and insights into the savings that our company can provide!

Trina also spends her time on LinkedIn and loves to connect with new people!

Andrew

Andrew Groves - Business Development Manager

Andrew has been with Gateway Packaging for over 7 years, starting out as our Warehouse Manager then progressing into the role of Operations & Procurement Manager.

He now works in Business Development and is continuously striving to achieve exceptional outcomes for our valued clients!

Andrew is also a seasoned triathlete!

He loves to spend his spare time training for the next event and the weekends with his young family.

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Nick

Nick Trimboli - Operations & Logistics Manager

Nicholas joined the team in March 2017, taking over the role of  Operations & Procurement Manager at Gateway Packaging.

His background includes four years at Toll Contract Logistics in Melbourne as a Fleet Controller, whilst studying his Diploma of Logistics.

He is now responsible for all Purchasing, Inventory Control, 3PL and Transport Operations.

Nicholas enjoys going fishing on the weekends and traveling with his wife Emily.

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Narelle

Narelle White - Sales Support

Narelle joined the Gateway Packaging team in 2017 and took on the role of Sales Support!

She loves interacting with the team and most of all connecting with people to help them achieve their packaging requirements for their business.

On her days away from the office, Narelle loves to spend time with her family. Watching her children learn and grow into young adults is very rewarding however sometimes challenging.

She loves traveling, seeing new places, trying different foods and wines whilst trying to stay reasonably fit. Narelle prides herself on always being happy so when others look at or hear her they become happy too 

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Georgia

Georgia Otto - Administration

Georgia joined the Gateway Packaging team in 2018 as Administration Manager.

She is the first point of contact both in person and on the phone, while providing support to our Finance, Accounts and Sales departments as required.

She enjoys spending her time with family and friends, training and is completing her Crossfit Trainer certification!

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Anthony

Anthony Murphy - Digital Marketing Manager

Anthony started with us in 2017 to assist in achieving our goal of increasing our online presence.

He is in charge of increasing brand awareness, lead generation and the value we provide to our prospects and customers in the digital world.

Anthony likes to spend his free time with his young family, enjoys camping and staying up to date on the latest in the world of digital marketing.

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Rob

Rob Alford - Warehouse Manager

Rob started with Gateway Packaging in 2015.

He is in charge of the day to day running in the warehouse, local deliveries, picking and dispatching orders, receiving deliveries and booking pick-ups with a range of freight companies.

In his spare time, he likes to spend time practicing and playing in his band as well as spending time with his family.

Ross

Ross Aitken - Warehouse Assistant

Ross started with Gateway Packaging in 2018.

His role includes assisting in running in the warehouse, local deliveries  picking and dispatching orders, receiving deliveries and booking pick-up’s with a range of freight companies.

He enjoys spending his spare time with his family and also has a keen interest in camping.


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