Plyco Doors Ltd

Date established
Date closed
Plyco Administration History

1940 Fletcher Holdings Limited was formed (Fletcher Construction Company a subsidiary of the holding company).

1940 New Zealand Plywood Ltd was formed by Fletcher Holdings Ltd and in 1941 a factory was established in Penrose, Auckland for the manufacture of plywood

I950 Factory was established in Christchurch – NZ Plywood (South Island) Limited, jointly owned by Fletchers and the Kauri Timber Company.

1954 Due to a Group restructuring Fletcher Industries Ltd became the controlling agency of New Zealand Plywood Ltd

1958 The first full scale manufacture of Particle Board began on January 28 at the new factory of N.Z. Plywood (South Island) Ltd in Christchurch.

1960 Ellis Veneer Company in Manunui was purchased

1960 On the 29th 1960 New Zealand Plywood (South Island) Limited changed its name to New Zealand Plywood Limited and in August 1961 it changed its name again to The Kauri Timber Company (New Zealand) Limited.

1961 On July 1 the New Zealand assets of the Kauri Timber Company was acquired

1961 The name and status was changed and New Zealand Plywood Ltd became Plyco Division

1963 The factory at Manunui was reduced to log peeling and to drying veneers only

1965 New factory at Gladstone, near Greymouth on the West Coast was opened

1966 The Manuni factory was closed

From 1971-1977 the Plyco Division was controlled by Fletcher Timber Company

1977 Fletcher Wood Panels was formed to run operations of the plywood and particle board divisions

1972 Auckland factory closed

1973 Christchurch factory upgraded and now produced Construction & Industrial Plywood. Also in 1973 the company of Bond & Rundle, Taupo was purchased. However it was burnt down four months later and never replaced.

1974 Second drier installed at Gladstone factory

1977 Fletcher Wood Panels established

1978 On the 9th June 1978 the Kauri Timber company name changed to Fletcher Wood Panels

1981 Fletcher Wood Panels closes the Riccarton factory (oldest particle board factory in New Zealand). Gladstone factory also closed

1982 New factory built in Penrose, O’Rourke Road

1991 Plyco Doors Ltd was formally incorporated as a separate legal entity

In 2001 Plyco Doors Ltd became part of the Laminex Group, a subsidiary of Fletcher Building

In December 2007 the factory in Penrose closed