TABMA and Hardware Australia announce new name

by | Feb 22, 2023

National Timber and Hardware Association (NTHA) proposed logoTABMA and Hardware Australia members are set to vote in an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Thursday 9 March 2023 to determine if the associations will merge into one entity.

This is an exciting proposal for both TABMA and Hardware Australia, which will provide a stronger voice that is better able to advocate for all members nationally. Both Boards have worked closely when developing a new name and logo for the potentially merged association. During the development, it was important to acknowledge the 80-year history of TABMA and to also properly welcome Hardware Australia members.

The proposed name is highly inclusive and the logo honours TABMA’s legacy retaining its important equity. Should the merge be approved by members, the merged association will be called the National Timber and Hardware Association (NTHA).

Chief Operations Officer for TABMA Australia, David Little said, “We are incredibly proud of the work that has been done to develop a strong proposition for members of both TABMA and Hardware Australia. We believe bringing our two associations together will provide great benefits to our industries including access to a larger network, more resources, and a stronger and unified voice.”

The decision is a significant one for members, however, both Boards are confident the approval of the merge will deliver numerous benefits to all members with the overall goal of the merged entity to serve members and provide them with the best opportunities for success.

Both TABMA and Hardware Australia welcome questions from members ahead of the vote in March 2023.