Manufacturer and Sole Distributor of Eroticgel Products and Pepee Distributor for Australia. Formally known as Eroticgel Australia.
Established in 2018 under the name Erotic Gel Australia as a Sole Trader and then in 2021 forming the company Paladin Knight Pty Ltd. This change in structure was necessary as the business continues to grow and expand both nationally and internationally. Eroticgel Australia grew from an idea and somehow made itself into a brand. It was a name that I hastily decided on in the early stages of my business, and although I am proud of what I have accomplished so far, I found that the name was limiting me in the market. I intend to create more than a massage gel, and for this reason, a name change was necessary in line with the transition into a company.
Paulatim, little by little.
An ethos I lived by for seven years as a Medic in the Australian Army, an ethos I am applying to business.
My name is Zachary Castle, the creator of the Eroticgel Australia brand, distributor of Pepee Lotion and CEO of Paladin Knight Pty Ltd.
From the age of 18, I enlisted as a medic, making corporal rank and completed my Bachelor of Clinical Practice at Charles Sturt University while still serving. During this time, I experienced varying levels of adversity and challenges that I had no other option but to become resilient and overcome. During this time, I was fortunate enough to deploy as a platoon medic to Afghanistan for nine months that brought new challenges.
On my return from Afghanistan, I required a change in direction and wanted to travel more, so I became a CELTA teacher and travelled to Sapporo, Japan for one year. It was during this time that I discovered Pepee Lotion and its unique attributes. On my return to Australia, I recognized a market for this product and that I would be the one bringing it into Australia.
On a more personal note, the business has brought me a large amount of stability and direction in my life and a reason to wake up in the morning. It was only on my return from Afghanistan that I would realize how my life would change forever. Through all this, I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Maybe this is something I will talk about someday and give encouragement to others who are starting from scratch again, but this will be a door closed for now.
Zachary Castle – CEO of Paladin Knight Pty Ltd.
Transition from Eroticgel Australia to Paladin Knight Pty Ltd
As a child, my father had a company named ‘Black Knight’. Although this company would, in the end, prove not to be a success, I still hold many fond childhood memories of working with my father. With this, I pay homage to my father, who had supported me greatly in my life, especially in the dark days when I was suffering from my mental illness. A paladin is also chivalrous and heroic and will be a reminder to keep moving forward, and regardless of other companies work ethos, I will stand true to mine.