DK Stainless is a leading sheet metal fabrication business based in Brisbane, Australia. We are not only passionate about our pets, but we also want to shine the global spotlight on the quality and value of Australian manufacturing.
These days, the market is full of short-lived and disposable products which often break, need replacing and in most cases unfortunately end up in landfill. Through innovation, quality, precision, and service – we create products which are truly built to a lifetime.
We have taken responsibility to play our part in designing and manufacturing products from quality materials which are made to last, saving our customers time and money - Buy quality. Buy once!
DK Stainless was founded by Dan, Emma and their fur babies Boss and Kora, in 2016.
Dan was a sheet metal fabricator by trade (and a master of his craft). In 2009, he had the opportunity to represent Australia in the 40th WorldSkills International Competition in Calgary, Canada - the gold standard of skills excellence. This competition raises the profile and recognition of skilled people, and show how important skills are in achieving economic growth. Dan placed 3rd against the world’s leading sheet metal fabricators.
Emma is an obsessed dog mum who adores her fur babies. Boss is an Australian Kelpie and is the Quality Assurance (Q.A) Officer at DK Stainless - if our pet products aren't good enough for him, they aren't good enough for any pet (he's the whole reason DK Stainless and the Pet Rehydration Station came to be). Kora is an Australian Koolie cross and was adopted into the DK Stainless family in July 2016 from RSPCA Queensland. She is an avid Pet Rehydration Station user and one of our lead brand ambassadors.
THE PET REHYDRATION STATION
Dan was looking to find a water bowl solution for his Australian Kelpie, Boss, on those hot summer days while he was at work.
“After trying out several auto-filling water troughs from overseas manufacturers, I found that none were reliable enough for Boss, who would accidently tip over or break these products” – Dan Karanges.
Using his practical skills and knowledge from his trade, Dan took it upon himself to create reliable, cool, fresh source of water that was good enough for Boss. This where the DK Stainless came to be.
After humble beginnings in a backyard shed, some power tools and a D-I-Y attitude, DK Stainless has grown into a small team based in Brisbane, Australia. From our workshop in Seventeen Mile Rocks, we have now been able to expand our operations to provide high-quality Australian made and owned pet products to thousands of happy pet owners worldwide - showcasing true quality and craftsmanship of Aussie manufacturing.