About Formica®

Formica Group is a leading provider of branded, designed surfacing solutions for commercial and residential customers worldwide. As the world’s largest manufacturer of High Pressure Laminate (HPL), our international network of design, manufacturing, distribution and sales operations maintains the recognition of Formica® as a global brand.

Founded in 1913 by Herbert A. Faber and Daniel J. O'Conor, Formica Group has evolved to become the world’s preferred manufacturer for decorative surfaces. Driven by new challenges and delivering constant innovations, we have been setting and surpassing benchmarks for quality laminates worldwide ever since. Formica® is an iconic brand, which is intrinsically linked with the material, High Pressure Laminate (HPL). We have developed an unrivalled expertise that ensures products are fit for purpose and meet market demands. Working closely with architects, designers and specifiers, the company is ideally placed to offer new products and decors which complement current design trends, and has an ongoing product design and development process.

Formica Group is committed to making sustainable principles and practices a part of everything we do. We strive to adhere to the highest ethical standards as we advance in our efforts to protect vital resources for future needs. With sustainability a concern for the global community, Formica Group makes it a priority to offer architects, designers and consumers a full range of environmentally friendly surfacing products. Formica Group continually strives to create innovative products that promote a healthier environment.

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

Formica Group is a global group of companies consisting of Formica Canada, Inc., Formica Corporation, Formica de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Formica IKI Oy, Formica Limited, Formica S.A., Formica S.A.S., Formica Taiwan Corporation, Formica (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Formica (Asia) Ltd., and Homapal GmbH, among others.

In 2019, Formica Group was acquired by Broadview Holding, a Netherlands-based industrial holding with a significant presence in material technology and energy. Broadview Holding also owns Trespa (the global leader in exterior HPL cladding), Arpa (well known for its innovative Fenix product line), and Westag (manufacturer of doors, elements and surfaces with a significant footprint in Germany). With the acquisition of Formica Group, Broadview and Formica Group strengthened their position as global leaders in surface materials.

Formica® Designs for today with forever in mind.

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