about us

1919 is marked as a start of a great company called Three Three’s.

Stanley Roy McAlpine and his wife Winfred Grace commenced making and selling Three Three’s’s products such as jams, sauces and pickles. Stanley would sell the products from a Horse and Cart that was decorated to impress the shop owners. Today, Three Three’s supply nationally in Australia to all supermarket chains with the hope of exporting to neighbouring countries in the near future.

history

1919 –

Three Threes first became a registered business in January 1919 at Redfern, NSW. With the business success the company moved once again in August.

1927 –

Stanley’s son “Cecil William” and daughter “Jean” joined their parents in the operation of the business.

1955 –

It was around this time that Stanley’s grandson “Ronald Roy” joined the company. Following family tradition Ron’s brother “David William” joined the company in 1957.

1962 –

Three Threes became an associated company in 1962 with brothers “Ronald” and “David” becoming shareholders.

1984 –

Ron’s wife “Carolyn Ann” joined her husband in the business. Ron’s eldest child “Peter Roy” joined the company in 1985 working along side his father and uncle. His brother “Michael John” soon joined Peter in 1987.

1990 –

Michael’s wife “Justine” joined the company in 1990; Peter’s wife “Sharyn” joined the business in 1994.

2004 –

In 2004 we celebrated 85 years of business.Three Threes are proud to be able to support Australian farmers and other Australian businesses.

2015 –

Timothy McAlpine, the 5th generation joins the business.

 

Today Three Threes now supply nationally around Australia to all major supermarkets and independents, and are constantly expanding their export market. The McAlpine family are proud to offer our customers products that will satisfy them every time

The best of the family team

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Ron McAlpine
3rd Generation

Ron Started in the business late in the 1955’s after completing his studies at University. Ron worked alongside of his father, then his brother, before his Sons Peter and Michael took over the business, giving Ron the opportunity to Retire from the day to day running of the factory. These days Ron is still an active share holder of the business and is often called in to help in the peak times. Ron is very excited to see his Grandson join the business and hopes that his other Grandchildren will follow Tim into the business in the future .

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Michael McAlpine
4th Generation

Michael commenced working in the business 1987. Since that time Michael has taken on the demanding job of marketing manager, introducing new lines to manufacture and communicating with supermarket buyers to ensure good distribution of “Three Threes” products, whilst working in the factory to ensure the day to day running of the manufacturing line is up to date and providing customer with the quality products they expect from our brand. Michael is extremely proud that his eldest son Tim has decided to join the business. Michael has enjoyed growing the business and is extremely patriotic to supporting Australian Farmers, where possible.

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Justine McAlpine

Justine joined the business in 1990 as an Office Traineeship. In 1994 Justine married Michael. Justine has enjoyed taking on many different jobs over the years. These days Justine allocates her time between office administrational, HR work , trade shows and continuing to grow the export market for Three Threes.

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Tim McAlpine
5th Generation

Tim has joined the business after completing his HSC in 2014. Tim is dividing his time between University and onsite training, working alongside of his father. He is learning all aspects of the business, working in the factory and office. Tim is excited about the future prospect of the business and bringing new ideas onboard.