Big River Today
With over 110 years in the timber industry, Big River is now one of NSW largest private timber manufacturing and marketing businesses, with a diverse business servicing all Australian States and many international projects.
Manufacturing operations are headquartered in Grafton in northern NSW, employing some 160 local people, where a range of hardwood and pine resource is processed into various timber products. The modern rotary veneer factory is Australia’s only processor of hardwood resource, meaning the specialty Formply and all eucalypt plywood products are truly unique. A range of engineered hardwood flooring and decorative panel products capture the beauty of Australian hardwood, through the highly efficient use of this precious resource.
The company also owns two additional mills in NSW. Our South Grafton mill produces solid T&G flooring and decking, and in June 2007, Big River acquired Ausply in Wagga Wagga. Ausply manufactures a broad range of plywood and veneer products and prides itself on running a flexible plant and having the highest standards of customer service. The raw material is sourced from plantation Radiata Pine, a renewable log resource in Tumut, NSW. Visit Ausply’s web site Ausply
The Company also owns and manages sales and distribution outlets in Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast and Perth, servicing the construction and building industry as well as the manufacturing sector with a diverse range of timber products and other associated construction materials. These products are sourced from both our own manufacturing facility, as well as many of Australian’s leading manufacturers of timber and building products. These operations employ some 100 staff, giving Big River a fully integrated position from the sourcing of logs from State Forests of NSW, right through to the sale of the finished product to the final end customer.
Big River provides customers with the security of a full support network, and technical expertise at every stage of the product lifecycle. This is the guarantee of quality and service that Big River has based its 100 years of success on.