Australia’s most successful and innovative plasterboard manufacturer, Gyprock, has announced its support of the Australian Made Campaign (AMCL) to promote Australian manufacturers in the building and construction industry, with all Gyprock products certified to display the Australian Made and Owned logo.
Gyprock pioneered plasterboard in Australia in 1947, and transformed the building industry in Australia with the introduction of paper-faced plasterboard. This revolution enabled lightweight construction, saving time and reducing building costs. Today, Gyprock continues to drive innovation, influencing trends in the home design, commercial and architectural space.
A leader in the design and production of gypsum-based products, Gyprock produces hundreds of products each year in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located across the country, and employs over2,400 Australians. Gyprock Executive General Manager, Paul Dalton, said the company takes great pride in its local manufacturing operations and is committed to protecting Australian jobs.
“We are proud of our history as an Australian manufacturer. Not only do we take pride in supporting the continuation of local jobs, but there is also a satisfaction that comes with producing a nationally recognised Australian Made product,” said Paul.
“The Australian Made logo is globally recognised and aligns perfectly with our mission statement – when you purchase Gyprock products, you are buying quality. It also demonstrates our commitment to local manufacturing and provides our customers with the peace of mind that comes from purchasing locally made products. We believe our commitment to local manufacturing has contributed to Gyprock’s outstanding reputation for quality.”
Paul adds, “Gyprock is proud to have its products certified with the Australian Made logo. The logo also adds a lot of weight to our country-of-origin claims. Carrying the Australian Made logo and directing decision-makers to our products on the Australian Made website provides transparency. It clearly communicates our manufacturing processes beyond what we could independently.”
Ben Lazzaro, Chief Executive of the Australian Made Campaign, said, “The Australian Made logo is the true mark of Aussie authenticity. It’s exciting to see Gyprock’s range of Australian Made product proudly carrying the iconic green and gold kangaroo.
Aussie products are made to some of the highest standards in the world. They are trusted, known for their safety and quality and increasingly preferred by builders and home renovators. When you buy Australian, you are also helping to pump money back into our economy, which helps to keep Aussie jobs, strengthen local industries and supports local communities.”
A 2020 study from Roy Morgan Research found that Aussies favour Australian Made products, with 68% of Australians preferring to buy Australian-made building and renovation materials, and 58% preferring to buy Australian-made tools and hardware. The research also found that high quality, use of ethical labour, and supporting local jobs and employment are all attributes associated with the Australian Made logo.
Renowned for its expertise in delivering innovative, bespoke solutions for residential and commercial applications, Gyprock manufactures a comprehensive range of high-performance plasterboard products and systems for many applications to meet fire, acoustic and thermal requirements across all segments of the construction industry. The product range includes plasterboard and cornice, as well as compounds, adhesives, specialty plasters and associated finishing materials and accessories, all of which are certified to carry the Australian Made logo.
Gyprock’s success reflects its commitment to innovative design, outstanding product options and excellent customer service. Gyprock has a proud history of leading the market with constant innovation, delivering new products and systems to improve building performance, technology, and services to make life easier for specifiers and builders. These new technologies have had a major impact on product performance and installation practices.
As the industry leader, Gyprock has developed a portfolio of leading design support resources for designers, engineers and architects, reducing uncertainty and risk, and allowing professionals to remain on top of the ever-changing codes and products and focused on growth and development. DesignLINK partners with clients to workshop complex design issues, provide value engineering, rationalise system specifications and deliver better building performance while maintaining buildability for both builders and contractors. The Red Book is the industry’s most respected fire and acoustic design guide and offers best-in-class performance detail and technical guidance for selecting fire, acoustic and thermal wall, ceiling, column and beam systems.
“Our Australian Made products have been designed with the expectations and needs of Australians in mind, providing appropriate market solutions that consider Australia’s standards and regulations with no compromises,” says Paul.
Gyprock has been successful in winning major building and construction projects around the country including Optus Stadium, Crown Sydney, Perth Convention Centre, Chadstone Shopping Centre, providing design, product and onsite technical support.
“It’s more important than ever to support and grow the local manufacturing capability. A thriving manufacturing sector is critical to Australia’s economic future and prosperity, and will help create jobs, strengthen local industries and support local communities. Gyprock will proudly display the famous green and gold Australian Made logo,” says Paul.
Gyprock is part of CSR Limited, one of Australia’s oldest manufacturing companies which was formed in 1855. Today CSR is a leading building products company in Australia and is the name behind some of the market’s most trusted and recognised brand names. With over 40 manufacturing sites across Australia, CSR is supporting the development of the manufacturing sector while producing new products which are helping improve the energy efficiency, comfort and performance of homes and buildings.
Gyprock is available from Gyprock Trade Centres, specialist resellers and Bunnings nationally. To learn more about Gyprock’s range of Australian Made products, please visit www.gyprock.com.au