Inaugurated in 2002 through the partnership of a small assembly of international shareholders, the Global Truss brand moved production from its Dutch headquarters to a factory in Shenzhen, China. This was a bold move at the time but was one that soon paid dividends as Global Truss went on to become one of the top five truss manufacturers in the world. The new entity was only six months old when Design Quintessence became a Global Truss distribution partner for the Australian market in late 2002. DQ was immediately attracted to the large Global Truss product range, competitive pricing, quality of manufacture and, most importantly, their independent testing and TÜV certification. DQ has grown alongside the Global Truss Company and is now one of the top three distributors in the Global Truss product range in the world. This is a reflection of how well established the brand has become in the Australian market.