Situated in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, PurePine Mouldings Ltd as we know it today, was originally established in 1958 as a mouldings factory, and in 1968 Pukepine Sawmills Ltd was established. In 1998 Pukepine Sawmills was purchased by the Ken Tanner family of Tairua, a family successfully involved in sawmilling for over 30 years and PurePine Mouldings (previously HW Hooper Ltd) was purchased in 2003, bringing both operations under one family umbrella. The two sites sit adjacent to each other and cover almost 8 hectares and product flows between them to utilise full processing facilities.
The Sawmill site mills only the most suitable grades of sustainably grown plantation Radiata Pine logs drawn from forests around the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions and does further processing such as kiln drying, planing, resawing and preservative treatment to hazard ratings of H1.2, H3.1, H3.2, H4 and H5. We produce structural grade timber for the NZ and Australian markets and appearance grades for all markets.
The PurePine Mouldings site comprises of modern drying kilns, a finger jointing operation producing over 2,000,000 lineal metres annually of high grade finger jointed products, two high speed Weinig moulders for dressing and profiling of timber mouldings, fascia and weatherboard – including SmartClad weatherboards with the patented hidden fixing system, now our flagship product. We also have a state-of-the-art paint machine for pre-priming timber products.
To be competitive and cost effective, optimizing recovery of product is vital and both companies use state-of-the-art technology to minimize waste. Waste produced is used as bio fuel for heating the drying kilns.
The New Zealand family owned and operated companies export to a number of overseas markets including USA, Australia, a number of Asian countries, and increasing volumes to Europe and the Pacific Islands.