In a quiet little Australian suburb called Spotswood, situated west of Melbourne, brothers Patrick and Peter Hinds grew up with four brothers and three sisters. Back then, Patrick was a boilermaker-welder and Peter, a handy panel beater.
Their journey into the dairy business began in the mid 1980's when they helped a local friend with his milk deliveries, primarily to earn extra money during the holidays. Then in the early months of 1988, their employer offered Patrick and Peter the opportunity to purchase the delivery run they had been accustomed to which included a milk truck and a list of customers.
Both brothers accepted the offer and registered the company name, "Hinbro Pty Ltd" in August 1988 to commence trading as Hinbro Milk. In 1990, Hinbro Milk then began a series of talks with Ideal Dairies. The Brothers then made the decision to become independent distributors . This improved the service and profitability of the business which also enabled Hinbro opportunities to provide a broader product range, and be more competitive and in control when facing bid and tender opportunities.
This business formula created an environment for growth and success which had now grown to three trucks and two extra employees. This move also provided a strong customer service focus to their ever growing list of new clientele. However, Patrick decided to follow other opportunities leaving Peter to take over the business as the sole director.
Patrick has since returned to the business and heads up our inward goods processing, warehousing and also carries out administrative duties.