Products has announced its acquisition of Fricker
Ceiling Systems (Fricker). The addition of Fricker, a leading supplier of
premium commercial ceiling systems, enables CSR to offer complete ceiling solutions
to the property market. This wide range of ceiling products, which includes
the Celotex and Ecophon brands, is supported by CSRs extensive distribution
network facilitating prompt supply to projects nationwide.
With current annual sales of around $10 million, Fricker is the leading supplier
of suspended ceilings to the premium commercial building market in Sydney and
supplies over 500 office buildings throughout Australia.
The addition of Fricker enables CSR to offer a complete ceiling solution
for commercial buildings, education and healthcare facilities, explains
Mr Greg Rough, CSR Executive General Manager Gyprock and Fibre Cement. Fricker
is an industry innovator, proven by the popularity of their new Fricker Easy
Access Suspension System selected by Sydneys prime office towers. Frickers
patented Solaton Enet mineral fibre ceiling tiles, which are the only mineral
fibre ceiling tile certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia; and Frickers
perforated metal pan ceiling tiles in high demand due to the growing desire
for chilled beam technology, are the preferred tile choices as reflected by
Frickers track record. Its a great complement to our existing ceiling
Backed by the CSR distribution network and complimentary product range,
Fricker now has the most comprehensive range of ceiling solutions and will be
more widely available nationwide. We are extremely excited about our new relationship
with CSR and see the great opportunity it offers to grow our business in new
and existing markets, explains Michael Fritz, General Manager for Fricker
As a result of the acquisition, CSR now offers mineral fibre, glasswool, metal
and plasterboard ceiling options with steel and aluminium grids. The CSR range
Fricker ceiling tiles, grid systems, perimeter trims, lights and diffusers.
The Solaton ceiling tiles have a high mineral fibre and recycled content offering
exceptional sustainability benefits as well as great aesthetics. The grid systems,
including the new Fricker Easy Access System feature an innovative mitre which
provides fit out flexibility and a sophisticated, clean finish. The grid systems
can be installed quickly without the need for power tools.
Ecophon Ecophon acoustic products are exclusively distributed by CSR
Gyprock in Australia. Ecophon wall and ceiling products have a bonded glasswool
core for high acoustic performance and a smooth finish thats easy to clean
Celotex Celotex acoustic ceiling panels have a mineral fibre core and
surface finishes created by perforating, fissuring or stripping. They are also
available in scored patterns for additional variety.
CSRs Gyprock and Cemintel businesses are leading suppliers of plasterboard
and fibre cement in Australia with five factories and 92 owned or closely aligned