Johnson Tiles History
Where It Began
Johnson Tiles was founded in 1901 as H&R Johnson Ltd., by the Norcros Group in the United Kingdom.
H&R Johnson became a market leader and was famous throughout the UK for quality products.
Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, the Norcros Group expanded the organisation and developed sister companies in South Africa, Greece and India, and offices in Dubai & USA. These companies flourished & the group gained considerable global presence and buying strength.
On 22nd June 1963 Johnson Tiles Australia, trading as H&R Johnson Australia PTY LTD was born. Two manufacturing sites were set up - Mascot, NSW & Coburg, Victoria. Both factories produced ceramic tiles and other ceramic goods for over twenty years, and employed more than 600 Australians.
Time For Change
In 1984 the trading name was officially changed from H&R Johnson Australia to Johnson Tiles Australia, and a brand new manufacturing facility was built in Croydon, Victoria. This became the primary production site for all Johnson Tiles tile and ceramic products, whilst the antiquated Mascot and Coburg factories were closed.
New Bayswater Base
Johnson Tiles Australia purchased two companies in Bayswater, Victoria - Sovereign Potteries and Johnson Brothers (the primary supplier of the materials used for producing ceramic products) and these were merged into a brand new, state-of-the-art site facility complete with new kilns, machinery and warehouses. By the mid-nineties, other functions joined the site and employees reached over 300.
Johnson Tiles Australia continues its manufacturing tradition and has taken a huge leap forward in style, quality and production techniques.
In 2014, Johnson Tiles Australia was acquired by Kim Hin Industry Berhad, a public listed company in Malaysia with three manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and one in China adding to Johnson Tiles rich manufacturing history.
Australia and New Zealand
Johnson Tiles Australia's head office is still in Bayswater, Victoria. Four brand new showrooms were set up across Australia with six distribution centres (including two in New Zealand) and our products can be found in almost every Bunnings Warehouse throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Johnson Tiles Australia, with our passion for tiles, continues to be well known for the quality of our products and service.
Johnson Tiles Goes Digital
Johnson Tiles goes digital! Johnson Tiles presents an exciting new ecommerce platform giving customers the best online tile browsing experience and enriching users with free tools and guides to assist with their transformation journey.
At Johnson Tiles we believe our customer Journey extends beyond the purchase and installation of our tiles - thats why we have included handy blogs and guides to the installation and maintenance of your tiles.