SOLD: Australia’s largest woollen mill

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Australian Country Spinners.

BENDIGO Woollen Mills (BWM) has purchased Australia’s largest woollen mill, Wangaratta Woollen Mills (WWM) and the associated trading entity Australian Country Spinners (ACS).

The acquisition will make BWM the largest manufacturer and distributor of hand knitting yarn and accessories in Australia and New Zealand.

The iconic brands of Patons, Cleckheaton, Panda and Shepherd will continue to be manufactured by BWM.

The owner and founder of BWM, Colin Walker, who began his career at WWM, said he “wanted to invest in these iconic Australian yarn brands, so their future as truly Australian Made products is now assured.”

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