Company profile

GWA Group Limited (GWA) listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in May 1993 and isAustralia’s leading supplier of building fixtures and fittings to households and commercial premises.  The Group had 1,681 employees at 30 June 2014 with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities located across Australia and with a branch office in New Zealand.  GWA is a member of the ASX 200 index of listed Australian companies with a market capitalisation in excess of $800 million at 30 June 2014.

GWA currently operates through three distinct business divisions including:

  • GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens
  • GWA Door & Access Systems
  • GWA Heating & Cooling

GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens is Australia’s foremost designer, manufacturer, importer and distributor of residential and commercial bathroom and kitchen products.  The product range is distributed under Australian brands including Caroma, Dorf, Fowler, Stylus, Clark, Epure, Radiant, Irwell, Dux, Ecosmart and international brands including Hansa, Schell, Virtu, EMCO and Sanitron.  In December 2012, the division was expanded to include Dux Hot Water which is an Australian manufacturer and importer of hot water systems for residential and commercial markets.

GWA Door & Access Systems is a leading Australian designer, manufacturer, importer and distributor of a comprehensive range of access and security systems for use in residential and commercial premises.  The product range is distributed under Australian brands including Gainsborough, Trilock, Renovator, Austral Lock, Gliderol, Matador and international brands including Salto, Hillaldam and Eco Schulte.  In October 2012, the division was expanded to include API Locksmiths which is an Australian supplier of security and access control systems and locksmithing services to major commercial enterprises.

GWA Heating & Cooling is an Australian designer, manufacturer and importer of heating and cooling systems for residential and light commercial markets.  The product range is distributed under Australian brands including Brivis and APAC.

GWA has grown significantly since listing as a result of the strong operating performance of the core building fixtures and fittings businesses and through successful acquisitions.  The Group remains committed to growing shareholder wealth through organic growth initiatives in targeted market segments and acquisitions that add value to its core businesses by supporting expansion into new markets or providing access to new products and solutions.