We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary this month! May 2018 marks 30 years since Bellevue Distributors was founded. From our beginnings in May 1988 as Bellevue Distributors; wholesaling to the Tasmanian market only, we have evolved and grown to be who we are today, Bellevue Group Australasia; an Australian manufacturer and  national supplier of VUETRADE Building Brackets & Trade Consumables.

Owner and Manager of Bellevue Group Australasia, Tim Shedden, began working in the building industry in 1980. In 1988 Tim left his employment to start his own business when he identified a need in the wholesale building materials market in Tasmania. Initially selling Cedar Timber and Treated Pine Lattice products, Bellevue Distributors soon moved into other building materials ranges and built a reputation as a reliable partner for hardware and trade outlets.

Bellevue has grown and transformed to meet the requirements of the market we supply.  Tim’s original entrepreneurial drive was inspired by providing solutions where a need existed; which has lead us to where we are today and fulfilling our mission – Empowering retail & trade outlets of any size, and tradespeople everywhere; with a comprehensive, innovative and quality range of products; backed by exceptional service and consistent supply.

An anniversary is always time for reflection, but also for looking forward. Over 30 years of being in the building materials market, we have seen retail hardware and trade building outlets evolved dramatically from smaller independents and the dominant hardware brands of Mitre 10 and Home to the today of Big Box Stores, merging of the Mitre 10 and Home head offices, and strong local independent trade outlets.

Going forward we see demand growing for our products, the quality and innovation of VUETRADE Timber Connectors and Building Products are clear attractions for the builders and tradies.  For hardware stores and building supplies outlets, our in store merchandising solutions, range differentiation and increased sales opportunities are a tangible advantage.  We see our product range as a solution for the building industry rather than as mere brackets or product lines, our innovation and quality comes from continual research and development. Testing and improvements to our product range are an ongoing commitment; as is compliance to and raising awareness around building to the Australian Standards.