Polaris Team

It’s mid-year already and it’s been a busy time at Polaris Hinge. Launching another innovation in Australia, the156 Utility Surface Mount Hinge, heading overseas to share the product, visitors from offshore coming in, again being a major sponsor of Season 2 of Australia’s Best Pools airing this spring on 9Life, stay tuned for previews coming soon!

Above all, the highlight of this past 6 months has to be the Australians Fencing Awards. In June, Michael Stuart, inventor, innovator, designer, and CEO of Glass Hardware Australia -Polaris Hinges, received a prestigious industry award, 2022 Australian INDUSTRY INNOVATOR Award, for his remarkable expertise and contribution to the fencing industry.

Michael started his career in the industry in 1987 in building & construction which let to the niche area of glass and glazing when Michael noticed a problem occurring. Glass gates were installed using modified spring hinges adapted for glass and “in-ground” hydraulic Floor Closers unsuitable for exterior applications. The result was unsafe, slamming hinges not fit for purpose. With an innovators mindset, Michael set out to create a solution. Fast forward decades later and Polaris Soft Close Hinges, now a house-hold name and award winning product has resulted in hundreds of thousands of safer and quieter pool environments not just for Australians but for Polaris global residential and commercial customers.

Read “Disrupting The World Of Hinges; An Interview With Michael Stuart

Thanks to Michael and his team, Polaris Hinges are an Australian Success story.

Irene Michael