THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 

 

PREMIUM SPONSOR

polytec is an Australian marketer and distributor of decorative surfaces dedicated to providing the finest quality products. Across the industry,polytec is recognised for innovation, craftsmanship, customer service and the use of quality materials.

In the decorative surfaces category, polytec is the fastest growing brand in Australia and is owned by Borg, a privately owned, Australian company. Hallmark to polytec is the manufacture of products with the most technologically advanced and computer integrated manufacturing systems. 

Through its manufacturing division, Borg is a leading Australian manufacturer of decorative panels and components for joinery applications such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, wardrobes and furniture.

Borg manufactured products include:

• cabinet doors: MELAMINE, THERMOLAMINATED, ALUMINIUM and CREATEC
• decorative board products
• BENCHTOPS & laminates

A mark of the company’s commitment to Australian manufacturing, is Borg Manufacturing’s three sites in New South Wales. Borg is the leading manufacturer of Thermolaminated cabinet doors in Australia, with a world class production facility in Charmhaven, 15,000sqm warehousing and board facility at Somersby, medium density fibre board manufacturing at Oberon and a high pressure laminate production facility in Malaysia.

MAJOR AWARD SPONSOR: DESIGN OF THE YEAR 2018

 Michael Ryan is a Senior Business Finance Broker at Finlease,     specialising in Asset and Property finance for small and medium sized businesses. He began his career in finance over 25 years ago, starting in Business Banking before migrating to asset based lending i.e. plant and equipment finance.

Michael joined Finlease in 1997 and has been working closely with the wood working, cabinet making, kitchen and joinery industries since. Through this experience he has gained a thorough understanding of what clients are looking for when it comes to finance and how to interpret those needs into finance proposals to get his clients’ funding approved.

Michael has a dedicated and committed approach to his clients’ finance requirements and prides himself on building long lasting relationships with personalised customer service as the foundation.

On top of his personal commitment, Michael is supported by Finlease’s significant buying power which comes from funding over $350mil p/a in Equipment and Vehicle finance through a dozen competitive underwriting banks and finance companies. With this in mind, Michael has the experience, knowledge and skills to be the ideal finance partner to business owners.  Michael is also a member of the National Institute of Accountants and is a registered JP.

Michael offers finance solutions for the following:

  • Equipment finance
  • Whole of banking
  • Commercial property
  • Residential property
  • Motor vehicles
  • Insurance premium finance

Michael Ryan, M. 0417 279 891, E. michael@finlease.com.au, W. finlease.com.au

CAFBA Membership No.: 8203,  Australian Credit Licence: 390584 Finlease (Aust) Pty Ltd

MAJOR AWARD SPONSOR: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR

The Wood Tech Group provides machinery sales and service throughout Australia, directed by an independent group of experienced partners with a vast knowledge in the machinery processing of Wood and associated products.

We provide our customers with sound professional advice and the best machinery solutions to help your business thrive. The Wood Tech Group also provides efficient and dependable after sales service.

The Wood Tech Group proudly represents quality production machinery from respected leading machine manufacturing companies throughout the world.

These brands including IMA, Schelling, Hebrock, Anderson, Heesemann, Griggio, Denver and Vector systems. A longstanding partnership with our specialised suppliers ensures a variety of brands are the tailored specific to suit our market.    

 

The Group was founded in Queensland in 1992 by the directors Derek Van Der Kley and John Van Gilst of D&J Woodworking Machinery.
 
The Wood Tech Group directors include Ron Smyth and Scott Hickey of SJR Machinery in New South Wales, Ron Smyth of RJS Machinery in Queensland, Sam and Max Shatkhin of S & L Woodwork Machinery in Victoria, Matthew Hodge of ITC SA in South Australia and Tim Matthews of RT Machinery in Western Australia.

CANAPE & WELCOME DRINKS SPONSOR

With over 30 years of experience, Planit Cutting Edge Solutions have become the trusted solutions provider, servicing a wide range of Australian industries.

Our extensive portfolio of software solutions assist businesses to streamline and improve multipleaspects of their business, including; design, detailing, site measures, manufacturing, quoting and overall business improvement. Planit continually strive to invest and explore the latest software and technology available, to ensure we provide solutions that meet the evolving industries we operate in. Customer Service is at the core of what we do, and has been a key focus of our business since we

Started in 1984. Planit strive to offer customers a high-level of customer service, providing a business with peace of mind as we understand the important role our solutions play in the running of a business in today’s challenging, fast paced environment. With a strong team located right across Australia, Planit has the resources available to provide local support, ensuring you maximise the efficiency, productivity, and profitability of your business.

Planit places a high value on continual improvement, both in our customers’ business, the solutions we provide and our people. From our Territory Managers to our Support Technicians, our team come with extensive trade experience, with the majority of our team having used our solutions themselves in the industry. We understand the challenges you and your business face, and aim to work closely to deliver a solution that contributes to achieving your goals.

The team at Planit prides itself on serving our customers, and respect the trust and investment you make into our company and our solutions. We look forward to building further upon the relationship already built between our companies, and achieving positive outcomes that contribute towards the growth and success of your business.

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSOR - NSW

First Super is an industry super fund. That means they are run only to benefit their members.

They welcome all Australians regardless of their occupation or location but they have particularly strong links to the furniture and joinery industry, the pulp and paper industry and the timber industry.

Not surprisingly, when it comes to super most Australians want the same things: real value, real service and real returns. Which is probably why they have over 64,000 members who trust them to manage more than $2.4 billion* of their hard-earned savings.

Everyone at First Super wants you to enjoy your retirement, but they also want you to enjoy today. To them, being a super fund is more than just what happens when you stop working.

BEST ALFRESCO DESIGN AWARD SPONSOR

Winning Appliances is Australia's leading kitchen and laundry specialist, with a superb range sourced from the world's finest brands. Our expert team of buyers search the globe for the most outstanding products at the forefront of design and innovation, so our customers need look no further than our stores for the best appliances available, whatever their budget. As a 110-year fourth generation family owned Australian company, family values are at the heart of everything we do.

Our customer promises:

  • Provide expertly chosen products

  • Offer the best international and exclusive brands

  • Provide unmatched product knowledge

  • Give world class knowledge

  • Always offer fantastic value

  • Always give unbiased advice

  • Cherish our family values

Our dedicated Kitchen Architect Design team provides a friendly face for your client’s appliance needs. We have account executives across our 13 stores based in ACT, NSW, QLD and WA. We work directly with kitchen cabinet makers, bespoke residence builders, architects, kitchen designers and interior designers to ensure their client’s kitchen and laundry appliance needs are taken of. Alongside product education, our team will match the right in-store expert with your clients and provide recognition for your business. For more informaiton, visit winningappliances.com.au or call 1300 050 050

BEST BATHROOM DESIGN AWARD SPONSOR

The Kitchen & Bathroom Blog brings you daily updates on the latest kitchen and bathroom industry news, events, products, services, innovations, overseas fairs, interior design, awards and much more. Established in 2013 and relaunched with a new look and added functionality in 2015, The Kitchen & Bathroom Blog is your source of regular industry information with daily posts from Monday to Friday filled with news from Australia and across the globe which is then shared across its wide social media networks. Readers can also opt in to have the daily posts delivered via email direct to their inboxes, plus the site is indexed and fully searchable by topic, keyword or area of interest.

BEST COMMERCIAL PROJECT AWARD SPONSOR

Cosentino Group is a global, Spanish, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for the world of design and architecture. It works together with its clients and partners to provide with solutions that offer design and value, and inspire the life of many people.

This objective is possible thanks to pioneering and leading brands in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® or Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces that allow the creation of unique environments and designs for the home and public spaces.

BEST IN-BUILT FURNITURE AWARD SPONSOR

EWPAA is an industry-driven organisation, voluntarily funded by plywood, LVL, particleboard, MDF and solid timber manufacturers throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

The range of certified products manufactured and merchandised by EWPAA members include traditional interior, exterior and marine plywood products, overlaid panel products and a wide range of modern engineered wood products; encompassing structural plywoods used for formwork, residential and commercial flooring, structured bracing, and feature cladding and laminated veneer lumber and I-beam products used in both commercial and residential structures.

BEST KITCHENS DESIGN AWARD SPONSOR

New Age Veneers - Premium Decorative Surfaces. At the forefront of global decorative surface technology.

Today we are proud to be the chosen supplier of leading residential and commercial architects, interior designers, joiners and builders throughout Australia. Many of our clients say the versatility, stunning good looks and performance of our products was instrumental in achieving a successful outcome on their projects.

For more information please visit our website - www.newageveneers.com.au or call 02 9457 9622

BEST LAUNDRY DESIGN AWARD SPONSOR

Hettich Australia is part of an international, fourth generation family owned business with a heritage going back nearly 125 years and a presence in over 100 countries world-wide. Hettich makes living spaces work beautifully through a wide range of high quality furniture fittings, including award winning soft close hinge and drawer system. Additional products in the Hettich range include folding and sliding door systemsstylish handlesEuropean designed LED lighting, ergonomic storage solutions such as corner units, pull out pantries and waste sorting systems, and the widest range of accessories for these products in the home and other residential environments. 

TRADE & WORKPLACE CHAMPION AWARD SPONSOR

The AWISA 2018 exhibition will take place at ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, from 4-7 July 2018. The exhibition is the must-see event for everyone in woodworking and associated industries and professions. Furniture manufacturers, cabinet makers, kitchen manufacturers, door, window and moulding manufacturers, joinery manufacturers, architects, designers, shop and office fitters, builders, and other wood, timber and panel processing industries are welcome to attend.

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSOR - VICTORIA



Admonter is Europe’s largest producer of engineered high-end, natural timber products including:

  • Floors
  • Stairs
  • Acoustic Panels
  • Joinery Panels

From a small town in the Austrian Alps, Admoner have been producing natural, sustainable and beautiful wood products for over 40 years. With a large range of Hard and Softwoods, Admonter is specified globally to Designers, Architects and private clients alike.  

Our natural wood floors carry a 30 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty for material and manufacturing faults which is unsurpassed in Australia. Our products also carry the European Certifications for quality, sustainability and healthy products from the CE Mark, TUV Certificate, PEFC Certificate, EPD Environmental Product Declaration and are of course Made in Austria.

Admonter Australia is proud to be a sponsor of the Cabinet Makering Industry and FIAA.  We see the future in Australia’s Cabinet Makers and believe in giving back to support the next generation of skilled workers. 

SUPPORTING PARTNER SPONSORS

 

Since 1923, Häfele have been supplying specialist furniture and architectural fittings to the construction industry. Built on family values and with German efficiency in mind, Häfele is now the largest hardware supplier in the world.

Working on projects from all over Australia we have strived to bring you the latest fittings and information, direct from Germany.

In recent years we have been proud to bring you the best in German-engineered and manufactured products like our Häfele MX drawer system, Loox Lighting and Dialock Access Control.

Hafele looks forward to bringing you more innovation and functionality for years to come.

 

Sarajane Furniture : Since 1978 we have manufactured more than 3 million beds, chests, entertainment unit & bookcases using innovative manufacturing techniques with locally sourced timber & veneers.