Buying Australian Made has truly never been more important. During the challenge of covid-19, the team here at Godfrey Hirst is continuing to work closely with customers to provide strong business continuity and ongoing support, as well as supporting our local community.
With multiple manufacturing facilities in Geelong, a broadloom distribution centre in Laverton, a state of the art palletised distribution centre in Truganina, and state sales offices nationwide, when you buy a Godfrey Hirst Carpet you are supporting over 450 Australians and their families.
Our Australian history spans back to 1865, when the Victorian Woollen and Cloth Manufacturing Company began operations in Geelong, and was purchased in the 1890’s by Godfrey HIrst. Godfrey Hirst’s entrepreneurial skills and knowledge of the industry lead to the great success that was furthered even more so by the McKendrick family in the 1960s. In 2018, the Godfrey Hirst business was acquired by Mohawk Industries, the world’s largest flooring company, expanding its product offering and capabilities to a global scale.
Today, thousands of metres of carpet are produced in our state-of-the-art Australian facilities every day, and both our carpet and hard flooring set the safe, comfortable and beautiful interior foundation for millions of homes. Commercially, our customisation capabilities and vast archive of designs are trusted for major projects in all market segments across workspace, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, public space and multi-residential in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
Our local investment in people, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution provides total supply chain capability, ensuring quality control and consistency from product design, right through to delivery. We are proud to have a loyal and long serving inclusive and diverse workforce while managing organisational renewal to ensure excellent mix of new thinking and deep knowledge.
Through local design, manufacturing, and distribution and sales offices across Australia, we provide locally based product support and our industry leading knowledgeable sales teams in every State. Our longstanding relationships with flooring retail channels, commercial contractors, architects and interior designers, allow us to supply to consumers throughout Australia high quality Australian and New Zealand made wool, synthetic and triexta carpets along with world class hard flooring solutions in hybrid, timber, laminate and vinyl.
Sustainability also remains at the core of our business. We actively seek out the highest standards in product design seeking to minimise negative impacts on the environment at all stages of the product lifecycle.
Local manufacturing is a top priority within our business to continue to provide the quality, consistency, flexibility and dependable local team to support your local business.