Prefabricated home construction is on the rise – even Amazon is entering this fast-growing market sector. But what are the implications for the Australian hardware industry? John Power reports.
Strong growth in the construction of apartment style living in Australia has also led to an increased demand in door hardware that specifically suits the requirements of multi-residential developments. When constructing new apartments, there is often very specific compliance requirements for commercial rated hardware, according to ASSA ABLOY’s Director of Product Management, Nigel van Langenberg.
When Geoff Glenn and his two business partners, brother Mike and friend Regan Pye, opened Prime Supplies in WA as a greenfield site in 2008, there was no way of knowing just how incredibly successful the business would become. Good old fashioned service and extensive trading hours grew the store so much, the business moved to a significantly larger premises just last year.