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polytec is an Australian decorative board and laminate brand. Forever the creative thinker, polytec invests in pioneering new product and range developments to equip cabinet makers, architects, designers, and consumers alike with a palette that is contemporary, forward-looking, and comprehensive.

With over 30 years experience, polytec leads the way in its commitment to Australian manufacturing and in the development of decorative surfaces for joinery applications.

polytec strives to foster an eco-friendly and sustainable environment that minimises our environmental footprint. Making products that are long-lasting and low-maintenance, manufactured from managed and renewable plantation pine, and responsible recycling programs.

Website Link: https://www.polytec.com.au/



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Since 1986 Lincoln Sentry has been one of Australia’s leading distributors of speciality hardware and components to the cabinet and furniture making industry; the window, door and glazing industries. Sourcing proven and innovative hardware solutions from Australia and across the globe for trade, designers, specifiers and consumers - Lincoln Sentry is the speciality hardware partner of choice. With a network of branches and showrooms across Australia, Lincoln Sentry is proud to stock leading brands including Blum, HEXFIX, Finista, Oliveri, Breezway and ASSA ABLOY.

Lincoln Sentry is a proud member of DuluxGroup.

Link: www.lincolnsentry.com.au


First Super is an Industry SuperFund. That means we are run only to benefit our members, many of whom work and own businesses in the furnishing, cabinetmaking and joinery industries.

First Super has been the superannuation fund for the furnishing, cabinetmaking and joinery industries since the early 1990s. We also welcome everyone working in Australia regardless of their occupation or location.

ACFA, your industry association, has been involved in First Super since the Fund’s creation as a shareholder and in having directors on First Super’s Board.

We have around 45,000 members* who trust us to manage more than $3.1 billion* of their hard-earned savings.

First Super supports over 18,000 employers across Australia from family owned to large businesses. We’re here to help you meet your super obligations and keep you informed of any super changes that may impact your business.   

Weblink:  www.firstsuper.com.au


Michael Ryan is a Senior Business Finance Broker at Finlease, specialising in Asset and Property finance for small and medium sized businesses. 

Michael joined Finlease in 1997 and has been working closely with the wood working, cabinet making, kitchen and joinery industries since. Through this experience he has gained a thorough understanding of what clients are looking for when it comes to finance and how to interpret those needs into finance proposals to get his clients’ funding approved.

Michael has a dedicated and committed approach to his clients’ finance requirements and prides himself on building long lasting relationships with personalised customer service as the foundation. On top of his personal commitment, Michael is supported by Finlease’s significant buying power which comes from funding over $500mil p/a in Equipment and Vehicle finance through a dozen competitive underwriting banks and finance companies. With this in mind, Michael has the experience, knowledge and skills to be the ideal finance partner to business owners.  Michael is also a member of the National Institute of Accountants and is a registered JP.

CAFBA Membership No: 8203 | Australian Credit Licence: 390584 Finlease (Aust) Pty Ltd

Web link: https://www.finlease.com.au/broker/michael-ryan/


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Hettich Australia is part of an international, fourth generation family owned business with a heritage spanning over 135 years and a presence in over 100 countries world-wide. 

Hettich makes living spaces work beautifully through a wide range of high-quality furniture fittings, including award winning soft close hinge and drawer systems that are backed by a limited lifetime warranty, including the AvanTech YOU drawer system – a revolutionary new drawer offering the ability for complete individualisation and award-winning illuminated drawer lighting! Additional quality products in the Hettich range include folding and sliding door systems, stylish handles, European designed LED lighting, ergonomic storage solutions such as corner units and waste sorting systems, and the widest range of accessories for these products throughout the home.

Web Link: https://web.hettich.com/en-au/...


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HOMAG Group is the world's leading provider of integrated machine and digital solutions for production in the woodworking industry and woodworking shops.

With around 7000 employees, we have a presence in more than 100 countries and an estimated global market share over 30%. HOMAG Group provides solutions for digitised production in combination with our range of machines and systems which extends from individual machines for trade businesses to complete, networked production lines for highly industrialised, individual furniture production.

Our customers use our range of high-tech machines and systems to produce, kitchens, flooring, windows, doors, staircases and even complete prefabricated timber-frame buildings. Our wide range of services related to the machines and systems together with the corresponding control software makes our offering unique.

Web Link: https://www.homag.com/en/ 



Networking Partners

CMIB are the insurance broker dedicated to all your insurance needs. 

Most cabinet makers, shopfitters & joiners are missing essential elements of cover, are largely underinsured and do not fully understand some of the basic insurance concepts such as the meaning and requirements of reinstatement and replacement conditions or the effects of the average clause. 

From our review in most cases, businesses in the joinery industry were paying too much premium for too little cover. The time to get it right is at the time you purchase your insurance; it needs to be nailed before you have a loss so that it will work effectively. 

Our aim is to provide the industry with broader insurance coverage at a more competitive price, while at the same time providing exceptional service and risk management advice. 

We will take the time to review your insurance and advise you in a way that you will better understand what you are insuring and paying for. 

We have developed specific insurance packages with leading Australian insurers to suit your needs; they are easy to understand and will represent value. 

Website:  www.cmib.com.au



Cabinets by Computer supply, install and support easy-to-use software solutions that transform the everyday operations in your business. We use software technology to help you automate and improve your business’ process, sales and manufacturing production line. Our software products cover all aspects of the cabinet making industry, giving you piece of mind. You are using the most up-to-date software solutions in the market! 

 Our highly effective and very popular CAD/CAM software products are shown to save time and money in the workshop. What’s more, they are a great way to impress new customers with your professionalism

Website: https://cabinetsbycomputer.com.au


Häfele is an international company providing hardware and fitting systems and electronic access control systems. Around the world, customers from the furniture industry, dealers, joiners, and cabinet makers, as well as architects, planners and builders rely on Häfele's expertise and performance. 

Häfele Australia is established in every capital city with comprehensively fitted showrooms, providing expert guidance and solutions for all types of interior joinery projects. Combined with a product range of over 10,000 products and highly dedicated internal & external sales teams, Häfele is a strong partner of choice for many in our industry.

Website: www.hafele.com.au


For the furniture, cabinet making, kitchen and joinery industries, we understand the demands users face daily on the jobsite. Milwaukee offers a product range that meets the diverse demands of these professionals. Our solutions will always deliver efficiency, durability and performance to our users – improving their lives.

Website: https://www.milwaukeetool.com....