People are at the heart of Sussex
Passed down from one generation to the next, Sussex has kept the tradition of family to this day. Everyone who works with us is connected by our values, which strengthens and continues our legacy.
Founded in Rich Heritage
Guided by Values
Meet Our People
From father to daughter,
the story continues
The Sussex story is a family adventure to build an Australian business with sustainability at its heart. In 1960, our founder, Nicolaas Johannes van Putten, arrived in Australia with an idea and a talent for craftsmanship, jewellery and watchmaking. When he took the next step in his career, he extended his obsession for craftsmanship into tapware. His vision was to make the best quality product — the sturdiest tapware available — so that every piece in the collection would be made to last.
Now, more than 25 years after our first products were created, Nick's design engineering excellence still underpins every part of our process. It's carried on today by his family as they continue to make timeless tapware crafted with soul.
The Sussex Way — Living by Our Values Every Day
Discover our VALUES
We recognise the power of individuals connected by values.
Imagine and realise
We are driven by passion, determination, and the persistent belief that anything is possible, followed by the courage to make it happen.
Care for and support
We celebrate individuality while working with a spirit of togetherness that is deeply embedded in our culture. We are at our best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard.
This underpins all our other values; it begins with how we treat each other. None of us are perfect. But when we make a mistake, we have the character and courage to make it right and learn from it.
We go above and beyond
We pursue excellence at every level. At the heart of our company, we are continuously moving forward - innovating, learning, and striving for the best in everything we do.
A better future for
our next generation
We manufacture entirely within Australia and are here to stay. Sustainability is our top priority, ensuring we leave the world a better place than we found it. By investing in our communities, each one of us can make a difference, no matter how big or small.
Our Greatest Treasure are Our Incredible People
Just like each Sussex product, our team is full of spirit and character. Here are some of their unique stories, from the manufacturing floor to the head office.