Wilsonart to Acquire Kara Board

AUSTIN, TX (July 5, 2016) - Wilsonart Australia Pty Ltd, part of the Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces organization, announced an agreement to acquire Kara Board. Kara Board is the manufacturer and seller of Karaboard brand decorative melamine boards, nuform high pressure laminates and Nu Door thermo-laminated doors and panels.

"Kara Board fits very well into Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces strategy, providing more choice to the marketplace,” said Dale Alexander, president of Wilsonart’s Asia Pacific business unit. “Our customers demand a range of decorative surfaces that offer both design integration and performance according to a project’s needs. Bringing Kara Board into the Wilsonart mix enables us to serve our customers with many more options.”

“This is an ideal step for Kara Board to take in its lifecycle,” said Mustafa Karamemis, managing director of Kara Board Pty Ltd. “Our customers will experience the same great service and products, now available as part of the Wilsonart range.”

Wilsonart plans to continue marketing Karaboard, nuform and Nu Door products directly to customers in Australia. The transaction is expected to close in July 2016. Karaboard customers can continue to work with their existing sales team.


About Kara Board
Kara Board has manufacturing based in Melbourne, Australia. The company’s brands Nu Door, nuform and Karaboard cover almost all aspects of the cabinet making and shop fitting industries. The three brands work hand in hand to offer a formidable package for use in domestic and commercial applications. Installers and designers are continually searching to fulfil the needs placed upon them in a changing marketplace, and they are always looking for improvement, compatibility and variation.  The Kara Board product portfolio fits that need.


About Wilsonart Australia
Wilsonart Australia has operated in Australia for over thirty years. Wilsonart, a world leading engineered surfaces company, is driven by a mission to create surfaces people love, with service you can count on, delivered by people who care. The company manufactures and distributes High Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface, Coordinated TFL Panels and Edgebanding and other engineered surface options for use in furniture, office and retail space, countertops, worktops and other applications. Operating under the Wilsonart®, Resopal®, Polyrey®, Arborite®, Lamin-Art®, Ralph Wilson® and Durcon® brands, the company continuously redefines decorative surfaces through improved performance and aesthetics. For more information, visit www.Wilsonart.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Published at: 07-06-2016