On the 6th of November 2019 we circulated the official letter by Stephen Dorrofield, General Manager of HVG Decorative Building Products – to inform our partners that Wilsonart has sold their Asian part of business:
” Dear valued customer,
We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that Wilsonart International has recently announced that it has sold its Wilsonart Asia business to Japanese company Aica Kogyo Co. Ltd, a major manufacturer in Asia of chemicals and building products. For building materials such as high pressure laminates, Aica Kogyo currently has production facilities in Japan, Indonesia, India and China.
The sale of the Wilsonart Asia business includes the production facilities and Wilsonart brands and products in China, Thailand and Australia.
HVG are currently, and will remain, the exclusive Distributor of Wilsonart high pressure laminates (HPL) and Wilsonart low pressure melamine panels (LPM) in Australia, through our branches in NSW, Victoria (including Tasmania), Queensland, South Australia (including the Northern Territory) and Western Australia.
The sale of the Wilsonart Asia business does not change the way that HVG goes to market, or the access that HVG has to Wilsonart products internationally. HVG would like to assure our customer base that HVG will be working closely with Wilsonart to ensure that the transition to new ownership is completed with the least possible disruption to our mutual business.
With a busy 6 weeks ahead of us until Christmas, it is business as usual for HVG Decorative Building Products and I look forward to finishing off the year strongly with you.
We thank you for your support and we look forward to working closely with you now and into the future.”