Our Business


Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) is one of New Zealand’s leading forest products companies, manufacturing and supplying timber, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), plywood and other building products to the New Zealand market. Carter Holt Harvey together with its legacy companies has been a feature of the Australasian timber industry for more than 150 years.

Over the past decade, it has reconfigured its asset base through a combination of organic growth, 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, inefficient facilities.

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

  • CHH Timber 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 Timber produces brands Laserframe® and Pinex® for use in structurally graded or outdoor timber applications.
  • CHH Plywood is one of the largest producers of plywood in New Zealand. Manufacturing from its central North Island site at Tokoroa, CHH Plywood produces brands Ecoply®, Shadowclad® and Handiply® for use in both structural and non-structural applications subject to proposed use.
  • Futurebuild LVL offers the largest range of LVL products within New Zealand, which are used in projects across Australasia. Manufacturing LVL in the Marsden Point plant, Futurebuild LVL produces brands hySPAN®, hyJOIST®, hyONE®, hy90®, hyCHORD®, truFORM®, hyPLANK®, edgeFORM®, and hyFRAME® building systems.
  • 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.