About the distributor
Gunnersen is the largest independent Australian owned distributor of wood-based panel products, timber and decorative surface materials in Australia.
Established in 1879, Gunnersen has always been an Australian owned company, and it is still led by the Gunnersen family. With the retirement of Thorry Gunnersen and Peter Gunnersen in 2008, Nils Koren has taken the helm as Managing Director with Nils Gunnersen, Executive Director.
The history of Gunnersen has been one of growth through product and technological Innovation. The family takes pride in the company history, yet balances this with a vision for future growth and prosperity.
Gunnersen employs over 250 people nationally and overseas. From large commercial fit-outs to kitchen renovations, Gunnersen distributes products for interior and exterior building applications.
Gunnersen’s point of difference is its commitment to people and customer relationships. It is focused around marketing and sales, procurement arrangements, inventory management and warehousing. Information technology supports access to data which is used to facilitate efficient delivery against specific promises of performance. The company offers a comprehensive range of products in species and sizes which are not generally available from other wholesalers.
Leading manufacturers from Australia and around the world entrust their brands and products to Gunnersen to ensure low cost distribution combined with effective marketing and brand awareness campaigns.
OUR VALUES Large enough to serve. Small enough to care
Gunnersen’s proud tradition of maintaining close relationships with customers and suppliers has provided the opportunity to create a company that is large enough to serve, through a national distribution network, yet is small enough to care about customer’s and supplier’s needs and wants. Gunnersen values personal relationships, and enjoys the privilege of serving both customers and suppliers.
DISTRIBUTION POLICY Gunnersen products are retailed through leading hardware stores, timber merchants, plumbing retailers, and kitchen and furniture manufacturers, throughout Australia and New Zealand.
ENVIRONMENT Gunnersen is committed to the development and distribution of forest-friendly timber and panel products. Products in the Gunnersen portfolio are sourced where possible from renewable natural forests and managed plantations. The company operates a Responsible Procurement of Timber Policy.
SUPPLIER SERVICES Leading building materials’ manufacturers from around the world have chosen Gunnersen to distribute and market their products in Australia and New Zealand.
Gunnersen has forged valued, long term partnerships with leading international suppliers from Korea, the United States of America, New Zealand, Indonesia, South America and Europe.
Companies from all over the world choose Gunnersen to represent their brands in Australia and New Zealand. Our cost effective distribution network, intimate market knowledge, research and marketing capabilities and professional sales force ensure that products are taken to market strategically and professionally.