brad smith braaap 2The Hodgman Liberal Government’s number one priority is jobs. That is why it is encouraging to see Tasmanian businesses like motorcycle company braaap making a global impact, while creating local jobs for Tasmanians.

Through tapping into the Chinese market, braaap has experienced 400 per cent growth in sales in the past year.

They currently employ 32 staff and are in the process of recruiting six more.
Founded in northern Tasmania in 2005 by owner and CEO Brad Smith, braaap is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week.

Last year their motorcycles outsold similar models from major international manufacturers.
It is fantastic that a local business such as braaap is achieving growth through international markets and returning significant benefits to our local economy.

Chinese consumers are becoming more and more interested in Tasmanian products and the Liberal Government continues to grow our relationship with China.

China is already our largest trading partner, but there are opportunities to further grow this relationship as more and more Chinese visit Tasmania and experience our products and premium produce.

In September this year we will be taking another trade mission to China to further boost our trade and cultural ties with the world’s second biggest economy.

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