The company is the leading pillow producer in Australia manufacturing half of all pillows sold in Australia. Tontine manufactures pillows under its own brands and also under house brands for retailers. In 2002 it produced 3.6 million pillows per year. A former general manager of Tontine claimed that "Tontine is unique in the world because it is a strong pillow brand in what is a commodity market," she said. "In other countries there is no market leader because manufacturers tended to stay in their local areas.
As the company is well known, it is referenced in jokes. For example, an Australian legal newsletter said of an alleged swindler who padded his timesheets "that at one stage pillow makers Tontine were said to be interested in sponsoring him.
Duvets in Australia are known by the genericized trademark "Doona"; the brand name is owned by the Tontine Group. The brand name was acquired by Tontine in 1991 when Pacific Dunlop took over the Northern Feather company which until that time had been one of Australia's largest manufacturers of feather and down-filled pillows and quilts.