About Fletcher Building

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About Fletcher Building

Fletcher Building, based in Auckland, New Zealand, is a publicly traded building materials and construction company with annual revenues of $8 billion. The company has six operating divisions: Laminates & Panels (which includes Laminex® and Formica® brands), Building Products, Crane Group, Distribution, Infrastructure and Steel.


Fletcher’s history began in 1909 when 22-year-old joiner James Fletcher, a recent immigrant from Scotland, won the contract to build a double bay villa in Dunedin, New Zealand. Over the next 70 years, Fletcher grew into a respected Australasian building products and construction company.

In 1981, the merger of Fletcher Holdings, Challenge Corporation and Tasman Pulp and Paper created Fletcher Challenge, a multi-national corporation with construction, forestry, building, and energy businesses.

During 2000 and 2001 Fletcher Challenge sold the Paper and Energy divisions, and Fletcher Building was formed to manage the businesses at the heart of the Fletcher tradition — the manufacturing and distribution of building products and construction materials, and the construction of commercial, residential and infrastructure developments.

In May 2007, Formica Group of companies was acquired by Fletcher Building. The acquisition resulted in the creation of the world’s largest manufacturer of decorative surfaces and high pressure laminate.

Fletcher Today

Fletcher Building businesses operate across several countries worldwide, from our Australasian home base, to the South Pacific, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.


The 50-plus businesses within the divisions of Fletcher Building include:

  • Construction 
  • Cement manufacturing
  • Manufacture of steel and building products 

Fletcher Building is:

  • The world's largest manufacturer of decorative surfaces and high pressure laminates for commercial and residential design
  • The world’s largest manufacturer of steel roof tiles
  • Australasia’s largest pipe and fittings manufacturing businesses… in addition to a range of market leading businesses in our Australasian home base.


Fletcher Building employees belong to a market leading company with strong values shaped by a rich history. They share a culture that encourages people to work together, help each other succeed, and achieve excellence through continuous improvement and innovation.

We work to create better built environments for improved quality of life. We also make a wider commitment — that our operations, products and services should have a positive impact on the environment and on the communities within which we work.

Additional information about Fletcher Building Limited is available on their Web site. WWW.FLETCHERBUILDING.COM