Gateway, a Sydney-based wholly-owned distributor and supplier of beer, wine and spirits, has joined the National Independent Liquor Wholesalers Association (NILWA).

Established in 2013 by industry veterans John Raymond and Ross Ryan, Gateway Liquor offers extensive range of products for on-premise and off-premise customers.

The retailer is located in the Lane Cove Business Park and is managed by Sandro Lucchitti, reported The Shout.

NILWA told the website that the business currently operates from a 1,000m² warehouse, has an expanding product range of over 2,000 stock keeping units (SKUs), and has an experienced team of sales, marketing, and logistics personnel overseeing its operations.

NILWA managing director Martin O’Mara was quoted by the website as saying that they are pleased to welcome Gateway Liquor into their group as the fifth member in New South Wales.

"The addition of Gateway increases our national membership to twelve wide range on-premise liquor wholesalers and provides an added dimension to our nationwide specialist on-premise trade offer," O’Mara added.

Gateway director John Raymond told the website that the greatest asset of NILWA membership is the ability to buy and sell to its customers at a better price.

"There are promotional activities that they run that are significant for our customers – I think it’ll be great for us," he added.

Throughout Australia, Gateway becomes the 12th member of NILWA.