MILESTONES

PROTECTING OUR FUTURE

Trace our milestones which have brought us from conception to production and enabled us to bring the KoolPak project to life, whilst staying true to our values and ethos.

OCT 2022
OCT 2022
We took possession of the first of six prototype, fully programmable, bespoke machines which ORION have been contracted to build. Each machine will be responsible for essential aspects in the production of our thermal liners.
SEP 2022
SEP 2022
Grant of our First Patent ‘Thermal Insulating Containers’ in China. (ZL 2019 8 0044992. 9).
AUG 2022
AUG 2022
TomKat KoolPak gets a new look with an amazing logo created by Design Basement which brings together and symbolizes the KoolPak Journey and Vision.
MAY 2022
MAY 2022
First pallet of TomKat KoolPaks® scanned, written to our own track & trace Block Chain Smartphone App and stacked ready for deployment to Brisbane and Toowoomba. This is the first consignment of our environmentally responsible, re-useable, flat stackable, durable and recyclable KoolPaks available now for sale & lease for those seeking a greener packaging option. 140 KoolPaks are stacked on a pallet with lids, bases and thermal liners nesting very nicely. This is 3.5 times as many boxes per pallet as existing single use boxes. Significant environmental and economic benefits for sectors involved in transportation and storage of temperature sensitive and perishable products.
DEC 2021
DEC 2021
Third patent filed “Apparatus for Forming a Blank”. Relates to the design and construction of the bespoke machinery and the processes involved in automating elements of creating a KoolPak including the NFC tags used for tracking.
NOV 2021
NOV 2021
Europumps supplied preliminary design drawings for automated cleaning systems.
AUG 2021
AUG 2021
Completion of a successful second capital raise. Approval received from the triage review for our Advanced Manufacturing Grant application and success in our EOI for Qld Ignite Ideas Fund application.
MAY 2021
MAY 2021
Successful outcomes with modifications made to our battery free, NFC, customised temperature sensor tag developed with Securitag Assembly Group (SAG).
NOV 2020
NOV 2020
Successful application to join the passionate people who make up the NCE Seafood Innovation cluster. We were extremely thrilled and flattered to receive an incredible letter of support from "Boggi".
JUL 2020
JUL 2020
Fresh premium quality Goldband Snapper were sent to Josh Niland at St Peter Restaurant and Fish Butchery Paddington. On receipt, Josh commented: "All went very well. The fish were stunning and no moisture got into the fish at all. The temp was 1 ° C . The packaging looks stunning but above all and what was most exciting to see was the fish still in rigor, very cold and not damaged at all. Success!"
APR 2020
APR 2020
Pat. Pending No: 2020901223  ‘A Container Blank and a Process for Forming a Container’
NOV 2019
NOV 2019
Fish 2.0 This was a real highlight. Kath pitched in the 3rd and final round of the program at Stanford University. Previously, Kath had pitched the KoolPak project in Melbourne for the first round and Brisbane for the second round. Our Business Value Proposition received a 97% score from the investor panel judges.
JUL 2019
JUL 2019
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries release official test data illustrating the effective thermal performance of the KoolPak.
JUL 2018
JUL 2018
Provisional Patent filed ‘Thermal Insulating Containers’ Application No: 2018902424.
OCT 2022
OCT 2022
Unveiling of our New Look Website.
SEP 2022
SEP 2022
Completion of our fourth successful capital raise.
JUN 2022
JUN 2022
Securitag Assembly Group (SAG), who have collaborated with TomKat Global Solutions to develop bespoke NFC requirements, featured TomKat Global Solutions in a Case Study.
MAR 2022
MAR 2022
Advance Queensland supports programs that drive innovation, build on our natural advantages, and help raise our profile as an attractive investment destination. We are providing opportunities for start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business and supporting industry, investors and universities and researchers with programs, funding and grants.
DEC 2021
DEC 2021
Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Grant approved.
OCT 2021
OCT 2021
Second patent filed “Process for Forming a Container”. Relates to the unique processes required to make the leak-proof, thermal liners for the KoolPak Box.
JUL 2021
JUL 2021
Michael Grima and qDesign Enterprises completed our Streamlined Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) with very favourable findings, especially with the results of reuse scenarios. We look forward to getting qDesign to complete a full LCA soon.
JAN 2021
JAN 2021
It's going to be an incredible year for the KoolPak, starting with installation of our new R&D/ Pilot Plant machine which will streamline the manufacturing process.
OCT 2020
OCT 2020
Consignment of fresh frozen portion packs of TomKat Line Fish arrived in Perth in a second use KoolPak. Despite thirty-three hours in transit, which included an overnight stop over in Brisbane, the fish arrived in pristine condition. Our client reported:  "Fillets all frozen, and gel-packs all solid." An excellent result which once again proved the reliable thermal performance of the TomKat KoolPak®.
JUL 2020
JUL 2020
Jo from Euro Pumps worked her magic. "It is over a week old & it stinks really bad. I wanted a really bad scenario. The box came out super clean and smelled fresh too. "The inner liner is much stronger than it would appear."
FEB 2020
FEB 2020
Trade Mark TOMKAT KOOLPAK  Registered. Australia 1 495 656 Designations under the Madrid Protocol: European Union, Japan, New Zealand and the United States of America.
OCT 2019
OCT 2019
As a finalist in the 2019 Seafood Directions - small business award category we had the opportunity to display prototype KoolPaks on our National Distributor Oceanic Agencies stand at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
MAY / JUN 2019
MAY / JUN 2019
We got the front cover of “What’s new in FOOD Technology and Manufacturing” FISH Magazine. Volume 27 No.1
APR 2018
APR 2018
The KoolPak journey really starts with a Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Trade Bursary to visit and meet with leading seafood businesses in London and attend the Brussels Seafood Expo Global. One of our aims was to find an environmentally responsible, thermally efficient alternative to polystyrene fish boxes. We couldn't!
OCT 2022
OCT 2022
Polystar completed successful recycling trials of TomKat thermal liners producing reusable polyethylene pellets. Once re-pelletised the polyethylene pellets get recycled into new, high-value products. Visit Website: https://www.polystarco.com
SEP 2022
SEP 2022
Finalist in the Sustainability Category for Cairns Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. Finalists include: Cairns Airport, CaPTA Group, Cardzilla, CJS Mechanical/ Marine & Mobile Services, Seville Mercy Conference Centre, Skytrans, TomKat Global Solutions and White Whale Coffee Roasters.
JUN 2022
JUN 2022
Cassowary Coast Regional Council (CCRC) shared TomKat Global Solution’s search for a new home for commercialization of the KoolPak Project.
MAR 2022
MAR 2022
Completion of a successful third capital raise.
NOV 2021
NOV 2021
ORION Electronic Equipment and Infralight were engaged to assist with bespoke manufacturing solutions.
AUG 2021
AUG 2021
TM registered class 35 in Japan. .
JUN 2021
JUN 2021
Our Rhino Platen Press arrived and was installed in the manufacturing shed. Local small-scale manufacture of KoolPaks for our ten company/ 50 box trial is getting closer.
DEC 2020
DEC 2020
We completed a successful first funding round to help us grow and develop the KoolPak Project to provide sustainable, traceable, re-usable packaging for transportation of temperature sensitive and perishable products including seafood, agriculture, horticulture, e-Commerce and pharmaceuticals.
SEP 2020
SEP 2020
We designed and manufactured a prototype drying and storing rack. This rack can hold 60 lids, bases and liners taking up very little space.
APR 2020
APR 2020
Airline Approval Test Report No: 8597 Falcon Test Engineers 23.04.2020 for the Transport of “Live, fresh, chilled and frozen product using ice or gel packs for added thermal protection” by Air. Proposed Use: Transport of Live, Chilled and Frozen Product - Dangerous Goods and Gross Mass no Greater than 25Kg.
JAN 2020
JAN 2020
PCT Patent Application Published PCT/AU2019/000080 ‘Thermal Insulating Containers’
AUG 2019
AUG 2019
We participated in the FRDC Chilled v Frozen program as the supplier of Gold Band Snapper in both filleted frozen and filleted chilled form. We took this opportunity to airfreight our TomKat Line Fish in our further developed KoolPak with excellent results.
MAR 2019
MAR 2019
Received an AusIndustry Accelerating Commercialisation Grant for further development and commercialisation of the TomKat KoolPak.
FEB 2018
FEB 2018
Focused on building a direct to market business for TomKat Line Fish, we attended a Fish - X Micro Hack in Brisbane. Following that, we were invited to participate in the Fish - X Accelerator program. Many of the amazing people we met during that time are still a fundamental part of our journey today.