More than 30 years ago two family founded companies were established with the goal to bring Australian inspired and designed outdoor products to market to enable families to get outside and have fun.
Both businesses flourished domestically in a landscape of competitive global brands and added to their portfolios through acquisition and expansion.
In 2017, the Whittaker family sold the OZtrail business to Odyssey Private Equity, and with the acquisition of Companion Brands from the McLaughlan family Adventure Operations was formed.
In 2022, the Ozpig brand was added to the portfolio. Founded in 2006 by the Shepherd family, the acquisition cemented Adventure Operations’ position in the outdoor cooking market.
Kakadu, a new brand established by Adventure Operations and launched in the US in 2023, extends the business’ global reach and strong brand portfolio.
A new organisation with proud heritage and decades of experience, Adventure Operations is leveraging its scale as one of the largest outdoor leisure businesses in the Oceania region with sights set on continuing global expansion.
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Since 1992 OZtrail® has been synonymous with camping and outdoor adventure. Committed to developing quality, innovative, affordable products, OZtrail® gear can be found at every campsite, market, Saturday sport ground, beach or backyard across Australia and increasingly overseas. Get out, explore, and enjoy the outdoors – own the weekend.
For more than 80 years Companion has produced reliable, high-quality products designed to help people go further and stay longer in the great outdoors. With decades of expertise and innovation in gas and power Companion has set the standard in functionality, efficiency, and convenience. From gas stoves to rechargeable and renewable power, from heating to cooling and fridges, Companion continues to lead the way.
For decades Campfire has crafted quality, durable cast iron cookware and tableware designed to bring people together to share outdoor adventures and create traditions. Made to last, these individually crafted pieces are passed down to younger generations, carrying the weight and warmth of family heritage.
Invented in Australia and designed for harsh climate and environmental conditions, the Ozpig range provides safe, contained fire at home and wherever you roam. Inspired by a love of life outdoors and flavour born from fire, the growing range is made to last and gaining popularity with adventurers and home over fire cooks around the globe.
Kakadu is one of the world’s oldest, most remote, diverse and dangerous national parks. This is where we play, and this is the land that inspired the development of the Kakadu brand and overlanding range. Backed by more than 80 years heritage developing innovative, Australian designed, reliable, outdoor products for demanding Australian and international adventurers so they can explore further, and play longer, with confidence.
Jamec Pem® is an iconic Australian industrial brand which has been manufacturing, importing and distributing quality tyre inflation and airline equipment for more than 80 years. Quality components, longevity, and excellent value are the hallmarks of all Jamec Pem® products, available in Australia and internationally.
Adventure Operations is always looking for talented individuals to join our team. To find out about available roles and opportunities, visit our Careers page. You can also contact us at [email protected].