Grillex. Who We Are.
How We Got Here
In 1990 our father was driving through the suburbs in Brisbane one day with myself and my 3 siblings in tow and noticed that the playgrounds that were around at the time ‘could’ve been better’. This marked the beginning of Megatoy.
We relocated Megatoy, along with the family, to Bundaberg in late 1993 and went on to become the leading playground supplier in Australia. We sold to Councils, Schools and Major fast food chains nationally such as McDonalds and Hungry Jacks until it was sold to the global playground company, Kompan, in 2008.
In the meantime, I was given the opportunity in 2006 to take a very small section of the outdoor furniture items from Megatoy (a table setting, a park seat and a Bench) to see if this could be a venture of its own. Shortly after starting out my brother Harvey jumped on board to handle the production and packing of the orders, and our sisters came along once they completed their schooling to help the sales and admin. It would be fair to say we had a lot of energy but not much know how. We started ringing schools, growing our data base, and designing new products along the way to break into the Council market.
Over the years, following a couple of name changes and rebrands we have become what is now Grillex. From starting with the endtrails of Megatoy, Grillex now serves Councils and Architects all over Australia and have become industry leading experts on park infrastructure.
Martin Rowland, Managing Director Grillex
Grillex team 2006
Our company has 100 years combined industry experience.
Previous family owned company Megatoy was founded
The outdoor seating branched off from Megatoy to start ‘Site Systems’.
Megatoy sold to global playground company
Site Systems was rebranded to ‘Unisite’ to reflect the one stop shop approach to the market
Grillex BBQs are released after extensive R&D development and testing
Unisite Group was set up to house the Unisite and Grillex brands under one umbrella
Consolidation of brands into one with a focus on being the key partner to Councils and Landscape Architects in the Park infrastructure industry.