CSR Hebel NZ – media statement
CSR Hebel NZ – media statement – 22/06/2017
CSR Hebel supports the ongoing proceedings brought by the NZ Commerce Commission into Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) panels imported from China that were misrepresented as Hebel®.
We consider the lifting of the name suppression order in respect of the defendants (Cavan Forde, Martin Forde and Chris Middleditch) is appropriate given the seriousness of the criminal allegations.
CSR Hebel has been concerned for some time about confusion in the marketplace regarding the source and quality of AAC panels in NZ, and is pleased with the progress of the ongoing investigations and Court actions. Proceedings brought by the NZ Commerce Commission have recently resulted in another individual, Darryl Campbell from Christchurch, pleading guilty in April 2017 to allegations relating to the misrepresentation of imported Chinese-made panels as being Hebel® AAC panels.
CSR Hebel is the sole provider of
Hebel® AAC panels into NZ. All Hebel® AAC products sold in
New Zealand are manufactured by CSR Hebel in Australia as a
licensee of the Xella Group in