Company profile

GWA Group Limited (GWA) listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in May 1993 and is Australia’s leading supplier of building fixtures and fittings to households and commercial premises.  The Company had 1,680 employees at 30 June 2013 with manufacturing and distribution facilities located across Australia and with branch offices in New Zealand.

GWA currently operates through three distinct business divisions including:

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

GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens is Australia’s foremost designer, manufacturer, importer and distributor of domestic and commercial bathroom and kitchen products.  The product range is distributed under Australian brands including Caroma, Caroma Marc Newson, Dorf, Fowler, Stylus, Clark, Epure, Radiant, Irwell, Dux, EcoSmart and international brands including Hansa, KWC, 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 Heating & Cooling is an Australian designer, manufacturer, importer and distributor of heating and cooling systems for residential and commercial markets.  The product range is distributed under Australian brands including Brivis and APAC.

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 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 Company 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.