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Our History

Parchem Construction Supplies (Parchem) origins date back to 1958 when the foundations of the existing business – Expandite Rawlplug Australia was established in Sydney, Australia.  Parchem Construction Supplies has bought together industry leading brands with a strong commitment to service and technical support by combining the companies formerly known as Flextool and Concrete Technologies with the strength of the former Parchem Construction Products business. The Equipment and tools division (formerly Flextool Pty Ltd) has pioneered the manufacture of portable contractor's equipment in Australia.

Key events in Parchem’s history:

1958

Creation of Expandite-Rawlplug in Ryde specialising in the manufacture of sealants and jointing products.

1980

Relocation of Expandite-Rawlplug to their new greenfield manufacturing site in Lucca Rd Wyong, NSW, Australia.

1985

Burmah Castrol (parent company of Expandite Rawlplug) acquired the Foscroc international company and renamed Expandite-Rawlplug Fosroc Australia.

1996

Parbury Limited (a building products company) acquired Fosroc Australia and renamed it Parbury Technologies.

2000

Alesco Corporation Limited (previously known as Atkins Carlyle) acquired Parbury Limited.

2005

Alesco Corporation Limited acquired Concrete Technologies a company specialising in innovative decorative concrete solutions.

2006

Alesco Corporation acquired Flextool (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.  a wholly owned Australian private enterprise. Established in 1951, the company has pioneered the Australian manufacture of portable tools & equipment for use in the concrete trades

2006/2007

Alesco merged Parbury Technologies, Flextool and Concrete Technologies to form Parchem Construction Supplies Pty Ltd (Parchem).

2007

Alesco purchased 4 small construction distribution businesses spread across New Zealand and established the Concrete Plus business distributing Parchem products to the New Zealand construction market.

2008

Parchem began the roll out of their nationwide network of trade stores.

2011

Parchem National Distribution Centre relocated from Auburn, Sydney to Wyong. At the same time the Concrete Technologies manufacturing relocated from Emu Plans, Sydney to Wyong.

2012

Acquisition of Alesco and subsidiary companies including Parchem by DuluxGroup Limited, a public company listed on the Australian stock exchange.

 

 

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