About Wilsonart

Welcome to Wilsonart

Wilsonart is recognised as one of the global leaders pioneering decorative engineered surfaces. With manufacturing facilities in 16 locations including North America, United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, Thailand and Australia, Wilsonart has developed an enviable reputation in solutions for healthcare, aged care, education, office, retail, hospitality and residential market segments.

Wilsonart is known for its innovation in decorative panels, high pressure and specialty laminates that reflect the latest trends, through a focus on colour, texture and performance.


SURFACES YOU LOVE

Wilsonart is dedicated to getting our customers what they want, when and how they want it. With strategically located distribution centres around the world, we can service the globe with our expanding range of products and services.

Wilsonart is driven by providing beautiful, hard-working, on-trend and high performance engineered surfaces for whatever you need to cover. For decades, our companies worldwide have given designers and builders the right tools for the job, no matter how specialized. Today, we bring you a portfolio of solutions both decorative and functional, that spans retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, office and institutional applications.

SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON

Wilsonart is dedicated to getting our customers what they want, when and how they want it. With strategically located distribution centres around the world, we can service the globe with our expanding range of products and services.

PEOPLE WHO CARE

Over 5,000 people strong, Wilsonart is made up of dedicated people who care about doing the right thing, every day. Whether it’s making a flawless sheet of high pressure laminate or volunteering at a community house raising, Wilsonart people care deeply about what they do, and who they do it for.

HISTORY

Explore the history of Wilsonart’s innovation, growth, and geographic expansion: a company solely focused on providing surfacing materials and solutions that surpass the aspirations of our customers and set the standard for innovation in the markets where we operate.

  • 1950s
  • 1970s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s
  • 2010s

AICA

AICA Kogyo Co., Ltd. was established in 1936 as Aichi Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd., when the chemicals division of Aichi Tokei Denki Co., Ltd. was spun off as an independent company. We have leveraged our core expertise in plastics technology to grow and develop as a company involved in materials, design and technology in an increasing range of business fields, starting from chemicals and now including architectural, housing materials and speciality & performance Materials.

One unique characteristic of the company is the way our four major divisions are linked through materials, supplying each other with major plastic materials, laminated sheets and other items. The synergy gained from this organizational stance provides us with proven product development expertise, and design skills that have been rated highly by the architectural industry. We formulated our environmental philosophy in 1998, setting out guidelines for the development of “green” products in keeping with the rising interest in global environmental protection and harmony with the environment, and product development has stressed “green” products as the key direction in company growth. As a result, we now provide a range of environment-friendly products including our melamine laminated sheets (which hold the top share in the market), Jolypate (interior and exterior finishing materials), and Cerarl. (nonflammable laminated sheet).

The global economy and the Japanese architectural market are still weak, and the business environment is expected to remain severe for some time to come, but as a corporation we are committed to continued strong growth and development. This will require product innovation through new plastics and new technologies, and the development of new fields of business. In addition to domestic markets, we believe it will be crucial to harness corporate energies to implement a global strategy by fully utilizing local business sites in the high-growth China and East Asia region. We have launched our new medium term business Plan “C & C 2000” based on three key elements designed to secure major growth in the future: streamlining existing business operations, pioneering non-architectural business fields, and expanding overseas sales.

We will continue to meet the challenge of new technologies, new business fields and overseas business through creative management firmly based on “green” management principles. We are determined to remain a trustworthy company, actively working to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and to fulfill our obligations as a good corporate citizen through CSR activities. I trust they we may continue to enjoy your support and understanding in the years to come.

Our Sustainability Journey

For more than 50 years, being a responsible member of the global community has been woven into all aspects of our company culture. As our manufacturing and distribution networks have expanded worldwide, our impact on the environment has become an increasingly important concern for everyone at Wilsonart.

Several years ago, Wilsonart took the lead to reshape the entire supply chain for its paper source, which makes up 70% of its High Pressure Laminate (HPL) product lines. Our technical department worked with suppliers to ensure all source materials such as kraft, pulp, and decorative paper met stringent FSC certification requirements. At the onset of the project, no company in the industry had undertaken this endeavour. Wilsonart was the first North American laminate manufacturer to achieve Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody Certification, providing thousands of SKUs of FSC® Mix Credit Certified HPL.

Our sustainability efforts incorporate not only our impact on the environment, but also our long-term commitment to providing high quality products, reliable services, secure jobs, and strong community support. This “full circle” journey will take many forms. Our immediate goals are as follows:

Products

At Wilsonart, we believe that it is our responsibility to do right by our environment. And that means continuously striving to improve our products and processes to ensure minimal impact on the world around us. Wilsonart is proud to be the first adhesive manufacturer to have their low-emitting PVA and woodworking adhesives recognized by UL’s GREENGUARD Certification Program for indoor air quality. Wilsonart® Quartz, Solid Surface and Decorative Metals have also received UL GREENGUARD Gold Certifications for indoor air quality. Additionally, our laminates have received the following industry certifications and compliances:

  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
  • UL 2818: GREENGUARD Certification Program for Chemical Emissions for Building Materials, Finishes and Furnishings
  • NSF International, The Public Health and Safety Company™
  • SCS Global Services (SCS)

Processes

We strive to ensure our manufacturing and distribution processes leave the absolute minimal impact on the environment. Our sustainability programs include energy management, waste management, eco-friendly product transportation, and raw materials partnerships with suppliers who are equally committed to sustainable business practices.

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