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Anderton launches export of houses to Japan

7 November 2000 Media Statement

Anderton launches export of houses to Japan

First Industry NZ Industry Development Programme project

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton today launched TriStyle Homes exporting prefabricated houses to Japan made from Northland timber.

"Exporting houses to Japan! This is another initiative from the Labour Alliance coalition Government designed to get New Zealand back to work and support New Zealand regions and business," said Jim Anderton.

TriStyle represents the first sector initiative in the Industry Development programme, the latest part of the range of programmes run by Industry New Zealand as part of the Government jobs machine. Other such initiatives will follow.

"This exciting project is the first in-depth project where Industry New Zealand has worked closely with a company to identify the barriers to exports and work around them using Trade New Zealand.

"The project is linked to the national wood processing strategy and shows how we can add value to wood products rather than exporting logs," said Jim Anderton

Over the years, New Zealand has planted large areas of commercial forest. Log exports and wood processing’s contribution to the economy will over the next decade significantly increase.

Many forests are coming to maturity and New Zealand will have a generous supply of raw timber logs. Industry New Zealand and Trade New Zealand are working with industry to remove barriers to export so that New Zealanders can reap the benefits of our timber resources.

ENDS

TRISTYLE INDUSTRIES LTD
COMPANY EXPORT PROFILE


Incorporating –

Thermopanel Export – Thermopanel Log Homes - Thermopanel 2 x 4 INSULFRAMETM Homes – Tristyle Homes Ltd - 2 x 4 Prenail and Roof Truss Fabrication - Timber Processing

Introduction

Tristyle Industries is a privately owned NZ housing manufacturer and construction company, specialising in the production of high insulation, prefabricated housing systems and components.

The company manufactures three types of homes :
Thermopanel Log Homes
Thermopanel 2 x 4 INSULFRAMETM Homes
Standard Timber Framed Homes

Tristyle has been involved in the New Zealand timber framed building industry for 28 years, with the four company directors having 80 years combined experience in the design, construction, and marketing of New Zealand timber homes.

The Thermopanel range of homes have the been manufactured, exported, and constructed throughout many areas of the Pacific and Asia since 1990.

Currently Tristyle Industries exports Thermopanel Homes, and Kitset Components to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Pacific Islands, SE Asia. and South America.

Tristyle Industries are able to provide a total housing design, manufacture, and supply service to it’s international clients, and we have international experience in project design, and management assistance to developers.

Thermopanel developments in Asia include Residential homes, Resort construction, and light commercial buildings.

Tristyle Industries specialise in the manufacture and supply of “High Insulation” buildings incorporating the unique Thermopanel factory foam insulated walls. The use of natural NZ pine timber make our homes ideal for developments in rural and resort areas.

CAD Design :

Full 3D Computer designing capability using Internet linked software allows Tristyle to design, and communicate directly with it’s export clients, resulting in fast accurate house planning, with full involvement by the client.


Engineering Design :

Tristyle operates computerised structural designing programs for both 2 x 4 timber framing, and engineered timber roof truss components. All components are designed and fabricated in Tristyle’s factory, ensuring consistent quality and accuracy, through to the finished kitset.


Timber Production :

Tristyle operates it’s own timber processing plant allowing manufacture of the individual timber components for Thermopanel Homes to be completed on one site. This includes a wide range of exterior timber sidings and finishing material. We are able to provide a wide range of specialist timbers, both dried and treated.

All Thermopanel operations are undertaken on Tristyle’s 12,000 m2 site at Awanui, in the Northern part of New Zealand’s North Island. The site includes the administration centre, Timber processing plant, Timber drying kiln, Storage facilities, and Fabrication factory.


Export Commitment :

Tristyle is dedicated to the growth of export housing, and export housing is expected to exceed 100 homes in the 00/01 year.

Current annual NZ housing sales are approximately 50 homes, with engineered components being supplied for a further 100 homes in NZ per year.

Tristyle’s experience in the design and supply of export housing has resulted in an excellent quality control system both for product quality, and component shipping accuracy. This attention to our export clients is possible through our ability to give personal service to our export clients.

Management :

Managing Director of Tristyle Industries, Mr Greg Charteris directly handles all export business, and has spent considerable time in Asia over the past ten years, to establish the Thermopanel Building System’s reputation.

Tristyle Industries is undertaking several off shore housing supply and development projects in conjunction with two other experienced housing exporters which greatly increases our production, supply, and management capabilities for off shore projects.

HomesNZ :

Tristyle Industries is a member of the New Zealand Export Housing Association known as “HOMES NZ” . This group consists of the leading housing manufacturers throughout New Zealand, and offers foreign housing buyers a large, secure, and controlled group from which to source housing product.

HomesNZ is the official voice of NZ housing exporters, and is supported by the NZ Government Trade Development Board – TRADE NZ.

HomesNZ is responsible for foreign trade promotions, developing continual improvements in NZ export housing, and offering export buyers the security of a large supply group.

Thermopanel Insulation

Thermopanel Homes exceed all thermal insulation requirements for the New Zealand climate, and actually offer among the highest thermal insulation performance of any residential housing product available in the world today. Thermopanel homes are performing excellently in harsh regions such as Hokkaido in Northern Japan.

We look forward to introducing our world leading products to your market, and would welcome the opportunity to share more in depth technical material with you.

ENDS

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