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Grillex. Who We Are.

Creating the 4th Space.

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.

Key Milestones

  • Two CS students play in a rock band

    1990

    Previous family owned company Megatoy was founded

  • 2006

    The outdoor seating branched off from Megatoy to start ‘Site Systems’.

  • 2008

    Megatoy sold to global playground company

  • 2010

    Site Systems was rebranded to ‘Unisite’ to reflect the one stop shop approach to the market

  • 2016

    Grillex BBQs are released after extensive R&D development and testing

  • 2016

    Unisite Group was set up to house the Unisite and Grillex brands under one umbrella

  • 2019

    Consolidation of brands into one with a focus on being the key partner to Councils and Landscape Architects in the Park infrastructure industry.

Grillex Today

Today Grillex operates from a state of the art, 3000m2 purpose built manufacturing facility with a product range including smart commercial BBQs, innovative park furniture and shelters – all backed by more than 100 years combined industry experience. Our team has grown from 4 to almost 40 spread across 4 office locations throughout Australia. We are passionate about creating the 4th Space and we collaborate, design and deliver parks that are evolving through our 4 principles, and our vision is that everyone has access to a healthy urban landscape.

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Australian Made

At Grillex we are proud to say that all of our products are 100% Australian made, with all materials sourced from local Australian suppliers.

Our Principles

Our Vision

Everyone has access to a healthy urban landscape.

Our Promise

Makes your day.

Our Purpose

We collaborate, design, and deliver parks that are evolving, through our four pillars of health, sustainability, technology, and inclusiveness, to elevate the urban nature experience.

Our Mission

Creating the 4th Space.

“It’s not your home, not your workplace or the coffee shop – it’s your PARK.”