Rydweld partnership drives business for Emerald 4×4

A family-owned Emerald business has become the first in Queensland’s Central Highlands to offer custom fabrication of vehicle trays, bullbars and accessories.

Emerald 4×4 has just inked a deal with Rydweld Motorbody Builders, making them the Highland’s exclusive agent for Rydweld’s custom-made trays and bullbars, in a move owner Emma Loudan said would fill a big hole in the region’s market.

“We’ve found that a lot of customers would prefer to have all their accessories fitted in the one place and until now that would often mean taking their business out of town because no-one here fabricated trays,” said Ms Loudan.

“Emerald 4×4’s partnership with Rydweld means people can now have all of their vehicle modifications done locally, which will be a big boost for our business and have knock-on effects for others as vehicle owners from places like Capella and Blackwater bring their fabrication jobs into Emerald rather than taking them to Rockhampton or Mackay.”

Rydweld, started by brothers Geoff and Steven Ryder in Julia Creek in 1994, has a long and proud history of servicing Queensland’s west.

Geoff Ryder said they looked forward to extending their reach into the Central Highlands.

“Our team has always enjoyed designing and building products to withstand a hard day’s work and Queensland’s tough environmental conditions,” Mr Ryder said.

“Emerald 4×4 is the perfect match for us, as Emma, Brody and the team know first-hand how important it is that family businesses do a high quality job with superior customer service every time.”