James Hardie

1-35 Cobalt Street Carole Park 4300
1-35 Cobalt Street Carole Park 4300
Jared Lacco
0418 770 151
0418 770 151

James Hardie Australia are a building products manufacturer. We are the world leaders in the manufacture and development of fibre cement building products.

Fields Of Commerce


Target Industries

Residential housing
Commercial construction

Specialist Areas Of Tropical Expertise

   •  Full life cycle analysis of our building products
   •  Demonstration of embodied energy value in our method of building
   •  Cyclone rated building materials

Year Established


Management Team

Shane Diaz, General Manager- Asia Pacific
Dennis Loduwick, Finance Director
John Arniel, Sales & Marketing Director

Current Export Markets

New Zealand

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Company Profile

Based on net sales, we believe we are the largest manufacturer of fibre cement products and systems for internal and external building construction applications in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

Our current primary geographic markets include the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Europe and Canada.

Through significant research and development expenditure, we develop key product process technologies that we believe give us a competitive advantage.

Our fibre cement products are used in a number of markets, including new residential construction, manufactured housing and repair and remodelling and a variety of commercial and industrial applications.

We manufacture numerous types of fibre cement products with a variety of patterned profiles and surface finishes for a range of applications, including external siding and soffit lining, internal linings, facades and floor and tile underlay.

Technologies and Capabilities

We manufacture our products at two plants in Australia, in New South Wales and in Queensland, and at plants in the Philippines and New Zealand. Our reinforced concrete pipes and decorative columns are manufactured at a second plant in Queensland. We also have a Research and Development Centre at our New South Wales plant.

James Hardie invests significantly in product research and development. Introducing differentiated products and improving the way we do things is one of the core components of our global business strategy and is supported by our significant investment in research and development activities.

Company Background

A global leader for 125 years and counting.

The predecessor to the current James Hardie company was established more than 125 years ago, in 1888, when the enterprising young James Hardie, searching for new opportunities, left his family's tannery business in Scotland and emigrated to Melbourne, Australia, where he established an import business. While on a trip to London in 1903, James chanced upon 'fibro-cement', a new type of roofing and lining slate that was made in France, and began importing it in to Australia.

The second major figure in the company's origins, fellow Scot, Andrew Reid, knew James Hardie and maintained contact from Glasgow. Encouraged by prospects in Australia, he arrived in Melbourne in 1892 and joined James Hardie's business, becoming a full partner in 1895. Reid's outgoing, energetic and visionary talents combined well with Hardie’s sound commercial judgement and the business thrived.

James Hardie retired in 1911 and sold his half of the business to Andrew Reid, whose family led the expanding business from 1911 until 1995, when his grandson John B Reid retired.

James Hardie is an international building product manufacturer and a global leader in fibre-reinforced cement. Now operating in it's 125 year, the company continues to challenge convention within the construction industry and leads the way in delivering innovative building products and solutions.

International Projects

James Hardie has extensive project involvement in commercial and residential construction in US, the Philippines and New Zealand.

Australian Projects

James Hardie has extensive project involvement in commercial and residential construction projects across all states.

Green Credentials

(GECA) Good Environmental Choice Australia certified Products
James Hardie promotes energy efficient and sustainable design and as such, when you specify and use James Hardie products, you can take comfort in the knowledge that they have been manufactured with an emphasis on reducing environmental impacts, use sustainable, plantation-grown timber & abundant low toxicity products, have no volatile organic compounds and produce a lower footprint on the world compared to many other building materials.

Testament to its commitment to sustainability, James Hardie has a selection of environmentally sustainable, commercial internal building products, that are now certified by Australia’s only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector eco labelling program - GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia).

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