Big River Acquisitions

Big River Industries, an SJE Group investment, has completed its acquisition of the business and assets of Plytech International (NZ), Decortech Limited (NZ), Midland Timber Company, and Big Hammer Building Supplies. This continues the expansion of Big River’s network into the major population centres of Australia, to directly supply the trade segment of the building and construction industry.

Plytech is one of the leading plywood distributors in New Zealand, importing specialty plywood from Europe and Asia. Decortech manufactures specialty (laminates, veneers, fire rated, acoustic, paint and coated) architectural panels.

Midland Timber gives Big River an additional footprint in Perth and also provides a strategic positioning in the Perth prefabrication market with Midland Timber operating a small frame and truss plant.

Big Hammer has operated in the market for over 26 years, and is particularly strong in the alterations andadditions market as well as having a strong client base outside of the Townsville region. Big River’s existing branch has its strength in the commercial and civil construction markets, as well as having a considerable overlap in the supply of residential building products to both detached houses and multi-unit dwellings. Combining these two respective strengths creates a business of scale, with an exposure to all construction segments, a wide geographic area within North QLD and over 300 trading accounts.

The SJE Group congratulates Jim Bindon and the rest of the Executive at Big River.

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