Our Business

Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) is one of New Zealand’s leading forest products companies, manufacturing and supplying timber, laminated veneer lumber, plywood and other building products to the New Zealand and Australian markets.

Carter Holt Harvey together with its legacy companies has been a feature of the Australasian timber industry for more than 140 years.

Over the past decade, it has reconfigured its asset base through a combination of organic growth, mergers and acquisitions, capacity expansions at key sites and investment in technology.

CHH has consistently introduced new processes to improve productivity, and kept the business streamlined by closing smaller, less competitive facilities.

Today, Carter Holt Harvey is organised into four business units: Carter Holt Harvey Building Products Limited (CHH Woodproducts), Carter Holt Harvey Plywood (CHH Plywood), Carter Holt Harvey LVL (Futurebuild®) and Carters Building Supplies.

  • CHH Woodproducts is one of the largest and oldest producers of timber building products across New Zealand. Manufacturing timber across the Kawerau, Kinleith and Nelson Mill facilities, CHH Woodproducts produces brands Laserframe® and Pinex® for use in structurally-graded or outdoor timber applications.
  • CHH Plywood representing CHH Plywood PTY Limited in Australia and CHH Plywood Limited in New Zealand specialises in the manufacture and supply of both structural and non-structural plywood products from its mills. Brands include; Ecoply®, and Shadowclad®, which are suitable for a range of applications including; structural, exterior cladding,  and interior linings. 
  • Futurebuild LVL offers a wide range of Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) products, combined with a unique set of software and a range of design services to support the use of LVL.
    All products are manufactured at the high-tech LVL manufacturing facility in Marsden Point, New Zealand to supply the New Zealand and Australian markets. Futurebuild LVL can be seen across construction sites in Australasia with brand names such as, hyONE®, hyJOIST®, hy90®, hySPAN®, hyPLANK®, hyCHORD®, truFORM®, and edgeFORM®.
  • Carters is a trade-focused building supplies and hardware distributor, primarily supplying residential and commercial markets across New Zealand. Carters has 49 wholesale distribution outlets and nine frame and truss plants located around New Zealand, including in the regions of Auckland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty and Christchurch.


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Carter Holt Harvey is one of Australasia's leading forest products companies with major interests in wood products.

Carter Holt Harvey brands include Shadowclad, Ecoply, Laserframe and Futurebuild. Our products can be found on building sites across Australasia.