TJM Brendale Celebrates 50 Years Of Empowering Off-road Enthusiasts With Cutting-edge Gear

TJM Brendale
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TJM Brendale, a leading manufacturer of off-road vehicle accessories, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023. 


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TJM was founded in 1973 by Lloyd Taylor, Cliff Jones, and Steve Mollenhauer, who were unable to find the protective roll bars and bullbars they wanted for their vehicles. Following the Australian do-it-yourself spirit, the trio decided to make their own equipment. 

The initial success of their products resulted in the creation of TJM. The team began fabricating 4×4 parts from a shed located in the backyard of Lloyd’s mother’s house. The company name TJM was derived from the first initials of their surnames. 

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They later established a factory and store in Geebung, but it was destroyed by fire in 2009. The fire that occurred in Geebung resulted in significant changes for the company, including the loss of production equipment and a relocation of much of the production to offshore facilities.

It took them almost a year to rebuild the business, establishing a new headquarters in Brendale. Opened in September 2011, TJM Brendale has risen to become an iconic destination for 4×4, camping and touring gear on Brisbane’s northside.

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From this humble beginning, the company has grown into a leading manufacturer of off-road vehicle accessories, known for quality, innovation, and customer service. The company has since expanded to become a global leader in the 4×4 industry, offering a wide range of products designed to enhance the performance and durability of off-road vehicles.


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As TJM Brendale celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023, the company shows no signs of slowing down. With a focus on innovation and a commitment to excellence, TJM is poised to continue leading the way in the off-road industry for many years to come.

Published 9-April-2023