Everhard Industries has been able to navigate the challenges around COVID-19, thanks to their association with BDO Australia.
Everhard Industries has come a long way from their humble beginnings 94 years ago, making pre-cast concrete laundry tubs in Bulimba to becoming a leading manufacturer, importer and distributor of polymer and concrete products with national and international operations. Headquartered in Brisbane, this family-owned company attributes their growth to strategic diversification, having expanded their tub range to polymer and stainless steel, while also evolving to drainage and wastewater products used in residential, commercial and civil construction.
The organisation’s growth resulted in the need for an auditor who could remain at the forefront of reporting requirements, providing up-to-date and relevant financial information specific to a manufacturer. By switching their audit and assurance services to BDO Australia, the Everhard leadership team has felt totally and continually supported by the BDO team led by Cameron Henry.
Everhard Industries Chair Sue Boyce has been consistently impressed with the BDO team as well as the add-on services on offer.
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced a change in organisational operations everywhere, Boyce, like many in the manufacturing industry was initially concerned. Being a manufacturing company, Everhard couldn’t offer the work-from-home option to their workforce, delaying the launch of many products as customers and merchants dealt with their own internal changes.
Despite the many challenges, Everhard’s commitment to remaining an Australian manufacturer known for its exceptional service could not be derailed because, as Boyce explained, “our customers were working hard regardless of the environment, and so would Everhard Industries.”
BDO’s audit and assurance team provided guidance to Everhard’s finance team on the Government’s pandemic-related assistance packages, helping the manufacturer function effectively throughout.
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