Bendtech, a manufacturer specialising in products for the aged and disabled, has had the safety benefits of its grab rails recognised.
It was established in 1982 and is based in Slacks Creek, Queensland.
The company, whose innovations include a glowing grab rail, employs 20-plus people at Slacks Creek and 30 in China.
“Where there is high labour content, we're forced to go offshore because a lot of our competitors also manufacture in China," managing director Tim Shalders told the Courier Mail.
"It's unfortunate but that's the reality of life these days."
The medical-grade grab rails will continue to be made in Australia for the foreseeable future.
Bendtech’s grab rail and stainless steel products have recently achieved registration on the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.
"By having… registered products, it reinforces to the end user that our products are made to the highest standards," said Shalders.