The can-do spirit and commitment to quality, which Selleys embodies today, were the hallmark of our founder, Martin Selley.

Martin Selley fled Germany prior to the start of WWII, and emgriated with his wife and young son, along with a patented formula for putty and one hundred pounds in his pocket. He was determined to create a better life for his young family. After arriving in Australia in 1939, Selley set up a factory in a rented terrace in Sydney’s Surry Hills, making putty and other adhesives. He persevered in a tough and cynical market and finally managed to convince the managing director of one of Sydney’s largest glazing firms of the superior quality of his product.

Today, Selleys is a market leading brand with 75 years of world class quality and product innovation. Selleys growth in world markets is already evident with major trade extending in to New Zealand and Asia. In fact, Selleys has been exporting to countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, South Africa and Saudi Arabia for many years.

Selleys has ‘customer satisfaction’ as a key philosophy with ongoing commitment to measure product performance against global benchmarks. This ensures that every day, in everything we do, Selleys strives to live its brand promise ‘If It’s Selleys It Works’.

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