Our History

Salute is a proudly Australian owned and operated family business. Established over 30 years ago by Ann and David Hough in South Australia in the Adelaide Hills, the business, originally called Pak Rite, started life in the couple’s garage. A few months later they moved out of their garage into formal premises. As the business and its range grew, the Houghs expanded their operations into the building next to their own.

Today, Ann and David’s son, Bronte and his wife Nicole head up Salute with the support of a great team of 25 employees working from their Adelaide Hills offices.

Salute – better solutions

Salute provide complete cleaning, chemical, washroom, packaging, hand hygiene, and eco-friendly solutions to over 2,000 direct customers across the education, hospitality, healthcare, aged care, food service, industrial, and entertainment sectors. Salute’s trusted distribution network also provide service and support to many more customers across Australia.

As a business, Salute practices a customer-first approach. We forge long-term partnerships with our clients and work hard to provide them with customised solutions that will add value, address their needs by reducing cost and usage, and, where possible, help protect our planet and environment.

Salute works with many manufacturers including premium brands, such as Biopak, Clorox, True Blue Chemicals, ESG Asia Pacific, GOJO and PURELL. We offer a complete service that includes ongoing support, training and compliance. Salute is all about helping you find better solutions for your business.

Contact our customer service team or ask to speak directly with one of our account managers on how we can assist you.