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DesignBUILD 2018 – SWISS KRONO in Australia

30.05.2018 | News | SWISS KRONO Germany

Heiligengrabe Presents “Made in Germany” Down Under

DesignBUILD – Australia’s trade fair for the architecture, building, construction and design communities – takes place every year in May, alternating between Sydney and Melbourne. This year, a SWISS KRONO team travelled about 16,000 kilometres in order to present our OSB products and the KRONOTEX laminate flooring collections on the other side of the globe.

More than 300 exhibitors spent three days showing off their innovations to curious visitors in the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. We had come all the way from Heiligengrabe in the German state of Brandenburg to display a selection of OSB boards as well as the latest new KRONOTEX laminate flooring collections.

The visitors to our stand were fascinated by our OSB products in the special Australian format of 3,600 x 900mm with thicknesses of 18 and 22mm. Specially for the Australian market, we enhance our SWISS KRONO anti-termite with plastic springs and coloured edges. This board’s excellent technical properties make it lastingly resistant to the voracious appetite of termites. We have been selling it down under for about a year now, and the biggest retailers – including the Bunnings chain of DIY markets with around 250 outlets throughout Australia and New Zealand – showed avid interest in it and other products of ours.

Where flooring is concerned, the new MAMMUT, MAMMUT PLUS and EXQUISIT collections as well as selected decors of the rooms collections took centre stage. Show attendees were particularly enthusiastic about the authentic wood looks with their nature-identical embossed-in-register 3D surfaces.

Says Uwe Jöst, Managing Director of SWISS KRONO GmbH and SWISS KRONO TEX GmbH & Co. KG., “this year again, we experienced strong interest in our made-in-Germany products, both OSB and laminate flooring. Our participation in DesignBUILD has been a resounding success for several years running.”