17 Aug 2021

NZ Panels Group is proud to be one of six companies short-listed for the 2021 Sustainable Business Awards - Communicating for Impact category.

The Track my Tree initiative offered under Prime Panels and Bestwood is a unique program that offers complete transparency over NZ Native Veneer panels from the tree to the veneer press at NZ Panels manufacturing site in Auckland.

If you have a Track my Tree code for your NZ native veneer panels from Prime Panels or Bestwood, you can be confident there is a documented chain of custody from the source right through to our veneer press in Auckland.  This also includes a valid MPI permit for harvesting and GPS location information.

The Track my Tree code is printed on the invoice when a native veneer species is sold to a merchant or joiner.  It also appears as a printed code attached to the side of the veneer panel when it leaves our plant. It means you can trace the tree (or group of trees) that your veneer panel came from. By entering the code into the Track my Tree database on the Natural Veneer page of our website, you can:

  • View the location of the tree (or trees) on Google Earth
  • View the MPI permit that shows your veneer was sustainably sourced
  • See the source type of your tree i.e. windblown

Even if you haven’t bought our veneer, or don’t have a code, you can still use the search feature  to browse through all the New Zealand native trees we have tracked – filtering your search by species type. 

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08 Jul 2021

Prime Panels, Dezignatek and Bestwood products featured heavily among the winning entries in the recent NKBA Excellence in Design Awards.

Taking out the Supreme Award for both the Bathroom and Kitchen categories, Davinia Sutton of Detail by Davinia featured Prime Art Sawn Veneer in both projects, along with three other projects from her design studio that picked up awards on the night.

Dezignatek and Bestwood also featured with a mix of thermoform, veneer and melamine included in winning projects.

Visit the showcase page of each of our websites to view these stunning kitchen and bathroom projects:

Prime Panels Showcase

Bestwood Showcase

Dezignatek Showcase

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25 Mar 2021

NZ Panels Group has opened a new showroom within the Home Ideas Centre in Parnell, Auckland. It replaces the showroom at the company's East Tamaki manufacturing site which is now closed.

Designed primarily for architects and designers, the showroom features large format surfaces from Prime Panels, Bestwood and Dezignatek. New technology and imagery give visitors an inspiring view of how these surfaces can be used in both residential and commercial projects.

The concept design was developed by Spaceworks with Retail Dimension carrying out the detailed drawings and construction. Take a 3D virtual tour through our showroom here.

Key features within the showroom include:

  • A dynamic wall that shows off the most popular melamine and laminate designs in large format.
  • QR codes on all surfaces that take you directly to the swatch on our website so samples can be ordered.
  • An island benchtop in Prime Stone Statuario Venato leather finish which combines with a Recon veneer table workspace.
  • Stone drawers underneath the benchtop that feature the entire Elements and Babylon Collection in large format. A styling wall with stunning mood boards and installation shots.
  • A veneer space showing off NZ native veneers and Track my Tree QR codes which can be scanned to view the actual tree and location the veneer panel came from.
  • A wall of four different finishes for American White Oak including Prime Art Veneer planked, and in a rustic, sawn finish.
  • A tablet allowing users to access a 'mini website' to browse ranges, view videos and order samples.

The Auckland-based specification team will be working out of the showroom by appointment with designers and architects. 

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