In 2001, Clive Hawkes and Keizo Suzuki launched Quantum Filtration Medium in Bunbury, Western Australia. With the help of the South West Development Commission (SWDC), a lease on the Old Western Power Workshop in Bunbury Port was secured. Their focus was on pioneering water filtration solutions, driven by a dream of global reach.
Hard work and innovation characterized their early years, culminating in the creation of DMI65® water filtration media. Local recognition soon followed, with clients like Saint John of God, Bunbury Health Campus. By 2007, Quantum Filtration had grown into a family enterprise, welcoming Mitchell Hawkes and James Glaskin.
With ambitions beyond their local market, Quantum Filtration set their sights on Southeast Asia, aided by Austrade’s Export Market Development Grant (EMDG). Their filtration solutions found success in the region, fuelling international growth. 15 years later, Quantum Filtration had gone global, thanks to collaboration with Invest and Trade WA (ITWA). DMI65® reached the Indian subcontinent, Africa, China, and Europe, establishing the company as a global filtration leader.
Recently, a $2M grant from the Cook Government’s Collie Futures Industry Development Fund enabled Quantum to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Collie, creating jobs and benefiting the South West community. The next generation of entrepreneurs, including India Glaskin, now manages exports to over 100 countries from the Collie factory, ensuring the seamless flow of Quantum’s products. Director’s Clive and James (pictured) have adopted an innovative approach to responsible environmental, social and governance policies into the companies’ core values. Working with local business and creating employment opportunities for aspiring young professionals.
Quantum Filtration’s inspiring journey, spanning three generations, is a testament to vision and perseverance. It highlights the impact local businesses, with support of departments like Austrade, SWDC and ITWA can have on a global scale and the legacy they can leave for future generations.