A heritage enterprise – then and now

Now more than ever, supporting local industry and manufacturing is vital to rebuilding the economy, which is why Godfrey Hirst is proud to announce our partnership with the official Australian Made campaign. 

The Godfrey Hirst name is synonymous with Geelong, dating back to the late 19th century when Charles Shannon and an entrepreneurial young Godfrey Hirst purchased two established woollen and cloth mills. From these humble beginnings, Godfrey Hirst has grown to be one of Australia’s largest and most successful flooring brands. 

Backed by a heritage of local manufacturing at three Victorian facilities, plus two distribution centres, including our state-of-the-art palletised distribution centre in Truganina, Godfrey Hirst are leaders in the production and supply of premium floorcoverings throughout Australia and New Zealand. 

Our local investment in design, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution provides total supply chain oversight, ensuring quality control and consistency from product creation and consistency right through to delivery. While at the heart of the business, a dedicated, diverse and inclusive local workforce reliably delivers outstanding service across each process. 

Partnering with the official Australian Made campaign aligns us with Australia’s most trusted, recognised and widely used country or origin symbol, underpinned by a third-party accreditation system which authenticates genuinely Australian products. 

Key among our collection of global GH Commercial products is an extensive range of Australian made tiles, planks and broadloom carpets. Given 90% of Australian consumers recognise the familiar green and gold tag and are more likely to buy Australian-made products, a licence to display the iconic logo is more important now than it has ever been.  

Learn more about our local manufacturing.

Authored date: 14/05/2021