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Digga Australia founder Stewart Wright passes away

The founder and chairman of the board of Digga Group, Stewart Wright has died aged 69

Digga Australia founder Stewart Wright was passionate about R&D, product design, customer service and manufacturing as much as possible in-house in Australia, Digga Australia says in the announcement of his death.

While Wright had not been involved in the day-to-day running of the business for over a decade, the machinery attachments business says he was always available to offer advice and suggestions on projects and the company’s direction.

“Stewart would drop everything to get a customer working or back up and running,” Digga Australia says.

“One of his proudest achievements is that of his 2009 Australian International Design Award.”

Wright started Digga, originally called Sunplas, when he moved from Sydney in 1981 to sell Pengo wear parts in Queensland, Digga Australia says.

In 1983, Digga moved into larger premises in Loganholme, QLD where the first chain-driven auger drives were designed, manufactured and released in 1985.

By 1997 Digga had started exporting products to Europe and the USA to meet the increasing demand for quality attachments.

“Stewart will be dearly missed by the Digga family and all who knew him,” Digga Australia says.

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