NXT Journey will make its way to the Sunshine State to exhibit at the Brisbane Truck Show for the fourth time. Making its debut in 2017, the show has become an unmissable event for the small Australian company.
At Booth M14, NXT Journey will have stock of their popular Truckie Bag, DayTripper and Toiletry Bags. If you would like bags for your team, call past and they will have a special offer available for the show. They can do a digital concept of how your logo will look on the bags and can even add your team member names to personalise the bags that little bit more.
Managing director, Simon Sutherland, thinks back to NXT Journey’s first show. “Travelling nearly 1300 kilometres to exhibit at a truck show was a massive gamble at the time. We were an up-and-coming business, and like any young business, every bit of expenditure had to be scrutinised. We still need to do this, but there is not as much pressure as there was six years ago,” he said.
NXT Journey has come a long way since the launch of its first work bag in 2015. The company now travels to the USA twice per year to exhibit at truck shows. In March they exhibit at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, and in November at the Women in Trucking Conference, in Dallas, Texas. In 2024, they also plan on exhibiting at IAA Transportation in Hanover, as they expand into the European market.
“It is important for us to be continually pushing ourselves forward. We could easily stay here in Australia, but getting out of our comfort zone helps us not only get in front of more customers, more importantly, it focuses us on getting better. Designing better bags. Being more efficient. Fine tuning our customer service,” Sutherland explained.
NXT Journey continues to widen its range of work and travel bags with the un-veiling of a new backpack design at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show. “We have been working on a backpack for a few years now, just now quite getting it to a point where we were happy with the design. Our range of bags have developed a strong reputation for quality, so we are not about to rush a bag to market that is not ready,” Sutherland said.
“The Brisbane Truck Show provides a perfect opportunity to get feedback on new bags before we go into production.”
Glenn ‘Yogi’ Kendall will be at the NXT Journey booth throughout the four days of the show. Stop by and say hello, get your photo taken and have a yarn with ‘the bear’.
NXT Journey is excited to be a part of the ClubBTS 2023 at this year’s show. They have 100 Toiletry Bags that will be available for the ClubBTS members to collect from their booth.
For those that cannot make this year’s Brisbane Truck Show, you can find all the details of NXT Journey’s products at their website nxtjourney.com.au. You can also visit their shop at 80 Parker Street, Cootamundra, NSW.
One thing that Sutherland is looking for this year is business partners that are interested in distributing and reselling the NXT Journey bags. “We constantly have people contacting us wanting to know where they can find the bags in store around Australia. There is a perfect opportunity for an established business to partner with us to make the bags more accessible,” he said.