Who are we?

Johnson Tiles is a company steeped in tradition, yet incorporating modern technology, that offers a comprehensive range of innovative and inspirational tiles for both residential and commercial spaces alike.

Our wealth of industry experience coupled with expert workmanship, both garnered over many decades, enables us to manufacture quality tiles offering exceptional performance.

We continually strive to craft new products to suit (and often prompt) ever evolving design trends, and our unique collections feature modern and traditional styles fit for use across a variety of projects.

In addition to our design and manufacturing strengths, our operations excellence underpinned by our brand cornerstones of quality and reliability, sets us apart from others in our field.

Our knowledgeable team and streamlined processes allow us to work collaboratively with our clients from project concept to completion to deliver solutions that exceed expectations.



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.


Global Expansion

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.


Australian Launch

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.