The Hunter Douglas Group was established in 1919 by Henry Sonnenberg in Germany.
The business is predominately owned by the Sonnenberg family, with the second and third generations managing the business.
The group is a world market leader in window coverings and a major manufacturer of architectural products, achieving sales in excess of $US3.63 billion.
Comprising more than 133 companies with in excess of 47 manufacturing and 86 assembly facilities, the group operates in over 100 countries and employs about 23,500 people.
Hunter Douglas Australia is the largest supplier of window coverings in Australia. As well as using our products within our own assembly division, we sell window covering components to independent fabricators who assemble the components into a finished product for sale to the consumer.
Innovation is what drives us - we're always thinking
of new ways to solve challenges.
Hunter Douglas at a Glance
Since our founding in 1919, there has always been a unique Hunter Douglas way of working. A singular culture designed to deliver excellence. We act like a highly decentralised federation of entrepreneurial companies who think globally and act locally. Our corporate culture is empowering, giving the best and brightest in our company the opportunity to successfully build and run their own businesses.
OUR PURPOSE, VISION AND GOALS
OUR PURPOSE – To be united in being the best business.
OUR VISION – To be first choice through the performance of our people and products.
Focusing on OUR GOALS will help us achieve our business targets:
INNOVATION – Be different, and if possible, unique.
IMPACT – Focus on essentials.
TEAMWORK – Be united.
THE ART OF WINDOW STYLING
The Australian Window Furnishings division sources its products primarily from the Components business unit, or our overseas affiliates, and specialises in the assembly/fabrication of premium-end, custom-made window covering products. These products are distributed under the premium brand of Luxaflex® and Hunter Douglas Architectural. Private label brands (Vogue, Premier, Betta and Boniwell) are sold through licensed independent operators, as are some unbranded products. The assembly facilities are based at Rydalmere, NSW and Yatala, Queensland.
Our Components business sells components it sources, or produces in our Metals & Textiles facilities, to independently owned fabricators, who assemble the products into a finished good for sale via a retailer or direct sale. Selected retailers market their products under the Sunway brand. Head Office and the Metals & Textiles facilities are based at Rydalmere, NSW.
Based at Carrum Downs VIC, the Bricos business sells locally and internationally sourced fabrics and components using the same business model as the Components business. The products are marketed under the specialised brands of Mermet, Turnils and SunShadow.