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Knauf Australia becomes Siniat

26/07/2021

Leading lightweight construction company, Knauf, recently rebranded to ‘Siniat’ in Australia, following ownership changes which saw the global Knauf Group sell its shareholding in Knauf Australia to Etex. Etex is a family-owned global building materials business, and to bring Knauf within Etex’s brand portfolio, this month it was integrated under the company’s Siniat banner – one of Etex’s key commercial...

Timber price surge cut wood-be homeowners

22/07/2021

Global demand for critical building materials could bring Australia’s residential construction industry to its knees, according to recent data compiled by Grafa. Australian builders have been left without their most critical material as a global construction boom sends timber prices into orbit – up 380 per cent to a record high in May this year. For households waiting to move...

Plumbing Plus exclusive Kohler range

20/07/2021

One of Australia’s largest plumbing businesses, Plumbing Plus, has won the rights to distribute a bespoke, exclusive range of Kohler products throughout its extensive 320 store network. The Australian/US designed bathroom products are highly sought after for their premium design, adding to Plumbing Plus’ extensive range offer. Plumbing Plus Chief Executive Officer, Tony Hurd said, “The exclusive deal allows our...

Seven Group wins Boral control

19/07/2021

Seven Group Chief Executive Ryan Stokes is in line to become chairman of Boral after the conglomerate, controlled by his father and billionaire Kerry Stokes, won control of the construction materials firm, handing it the power to accelerate a come-back of its core Australian operations, according to a recent report by The Australian. The Seven Group boss won absolute control...

Yard Force quality

15/07/2021

Well-known for its high-quality and value for money, the Yard Force power equipment brand is gaining traction around the world. Supplied by one of the world’s largest power equipment manufacturers, Sumec, the range now encompasses petrol, cordless and corded products. In 2020 alone, Sumec’s Australian business grew by an incredible 31 per cent after it shipped over 200,000 mowers into...