Norstate’s move to Garbutt
NORSTATE has relocated to a large warehouse in Garbutt after taking advantage of Townsville’s affordable commercial property market to become owner occupiers.
The business, which sells promotional products and automotive parts, is now operating out of a 532sq m warehouse in Pilkington St after purchasing the property last year for about $ 620,000.
Husband and wife team Warren and Lauren Gross have done extensive work to the premises.
Mr Gross said Garbutt was the perfect base for their business. “It was in the centre of an industrial hub where all the automotive garages are so we’re easier to access,” he said.
Mr Gross said the business was made up of two separate parts, one being promotional products and the other automotive parts.
“We provide promotional solutions to any sized business from council to a oneman shop,” he said.
“From mugs to caps to shirts and we cover from Mackay to Cairns and out to Mount Isa.
“We also supply retail and trade to all mechanical, panel, and auto electrical shops and we are one of the few places in Townsville that carry all the hard- to- get automotive parts.”
The warehouse is located on a prime corner site and was set up as two separate units which have now been combined.
The warehouse is set on 1004sq m of land with plenty of parking available.
It was the first time the property had been on the market since 1993 before it was snapped up by Mr Gross.
Colliers International selling agent Shaun McLaren said owner occupiers were frequently snapping up properties in Townsville with mortgage repayments often the same price as paying rent.