Effective Wednesday 8th August 2007, market leading distribution company Halifax Vogel Group has purchased the operations of Alucobond Architectural and Octanorm Australia.
According to Charles Friedler, managing director of HVG, “the merging of our operations and those of Alucobond and Octanorm is a natural fit. Our distribution reach, with warehouses in mainland capitals plus Auckland and Bangkok, combined with the market leading products from Alcan Composites and Octanorm Vertriebs that Alucobond and Octanorm distribute provides great synergies and opportunities for further growth.”
Bruce Rayment remains as CEO of both of the new Alucobond and Octanorm divisions of HVG, “There is not a more suitable company with which to merge our operations. This creates an even more powerful force in the building materials, graphics and exhibition markets. There are many new opportunities for providing better service and support to our customers than ever before.”
Founded in the early 1970s, Alucobond Architectural distributes market leading aluminium composite material and foam board brands manufactured by Alcan Composites such as Alucobond, Dibond, Forex and Kapa. Octanorm Australia is the Australasian licensee for the Octanorm system for exhibition, shopfitting and portable display.
HVG is a privately owned Australian company that imports and distributes building, industrial and graphic materials throughout Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific markets together with Thailand.
Formerly two companies, Halifax Group (est. mid 1950’s) and L Vogel & Son (est. early 1950’s), HVG was formed in 1994. Parent company Sanwa Holdings Pty Ltd is itself a leading Australian trading company.
HVG Products include:
Internal and external decorative finishes for the building industry including high pressure laminates, high density fibre board panels, engineered quartz & marble stone and architectural panel;
Sign, screen and display materials including digital print media;
Roll label materials;
Industrial materials for tarps, shadecloth, marquees, stationery goods, packaging, agriculture & marine
Halifax Vogel Group