History

Since its establishment in 1987 in Five Dock, NSW, Independent Timber Importers (ITI) has been on a mission to redefine the timber industry wholesale/distribution landscape. ITI has worked closely with industry suppliers, customers and associations to promote the strength, beauty and environmental benefits of using timber. At the same time ITI redefined the role of the wholesaler with its distribution and service models. With its large investments in distribution centres, product development, people and service standards in early 2002 ITI dropped the name Independent Timber Importers and replaced this with ITI and introduced the new logo with the “Innovative Timber Ideas” phrase which more accurately describes the attitude of the company.

Today ITI consists of 9 distribution sites across Australia with 130,000m2 of undercover storage, a state of the art remanufacturing, treating and priming plant in Chile, an office in Indonesia, 2 distribution locations in New Zealand and growing sales in the USA.

True to its name, the success of ITI lies in its commitment to innovation in both service and product development. This commitment has led to the development of premier brands such as Design Pine and EziTrim Plus, the distribution of market-leading products such as KlevaKlip, Weathertex and Modwood. ITI has also led the way with service standards winning countless industry awards for its service.

ITI’s reputation for quality, agility and unparalleled customer service has seen annual sales grow to $400 million, whilst its deep understanding of the Australian market has cemented its status as an industry leader in the production and distribution of world-class, socially- and environmentally-sustainable timber solutions.

Why choose ITI for your timber products?

ITI stocks the largest range of structural and decorative timbers, including industry leading brands such as ModWood, TimberTech and LP Solid Start. Together with exceptional staff, ITI creates a world class service for all of its customers.

As an environmentally conscious team, ITI continues to push the boundaries to source and supply socially and environmentally sustainable products to the Australian market and is both FSC® and PEFC certified. We will continue to grow and innovate in our supply, with a mission to provide the Australian construction industry with the best timber and building products available for any job.

PEOPLE

ITI believes its people are its greatest asset, and invests significantly in professional development and training programs – including a fully-accredited cadetship program – designed to upskill and empower the next generation of skilled workers.

With more than 200 Australian staff, and a further 250 staff employed at international locations including Chile, China, Indonesia and New Zealand, ITI’s award-winning team is proud to boast strong relationships with local and global supply partners and customers, built on a 31-year tradition of innovation, quality and trust.

VALUE PROPOSITION

As the number one distributor in Australia, ITI offers a vast product range, extensive stock holdings and service standards few can match, thanks to nine distribution centres delivering to every corner of Australia.

A one-stop-shop solution for customers, ITI’s focus is on maximising convenience, while minimising ex warehouse costs, giving customers access to world-class products at market-leading prices.

Continuous innovation

Over the past 31 years, ITI’s constant drive for innovation has resulted in the development of a range of revolutionary, purpose-designed timber solutions.

A market-first created in partnership with Resene Paints, Design Pine offers a range of true primed structural and decorative timber products that are finger-jointed and laminated for increased dimensional stability.

Another ITI innovation, EziTrim’s top coat-ready timber mouldings are finger-jointed and uniquely pre-primed, offering an excellent alternative to typical MDF mouldings.

A Proud Tradition of Service Excellence

Beyond its exceptional product range, ITI’s commitment to constant improvement also extends to its state-of-the-art vendor-managed inventory systems and rapid delivery capabilities.

With in excess of $70 million in stock on hand, ITI is one of only a handful of Australian distributors with the agility to offer a same-day delivery service, alongside guaranteed 24-hour service in major Australian cities. It is this outstanding commitment to service excellence that has seen ITI win more than 20 prestigious Timber and Building Materials Association Supplier of the Year Awards since 2000.

A Wide Range of Hardwood, Treated Pine and More

ITI Australia is an independent distributor serving all corners of Australia through facilities located in most capital cities. Products are sourced from world leading local and international producers of the highest quality products to ensure customer satisfaction.

ITI is a leader in alternative treatments to CCA and has lead the market with LOSP's, Tanalith E and new Azole treated timber products. In recent years, it has seen ITI diversify in to hardwood, as well as alternate systems that the market demands.

Suppliers of Modwood, Timbertech and Composite Decking

Our sustainable timber is high-quality, offering a great finish with every job. We are happy to supply timber from renown manufacturers and take pride in FSC® certified joinery. Composite decking and panels are now corners stones of the construction industry, ITI are proud to offer industry leading brands: Modwood, TimberTech, and Inex products As a rapidly growing industry, ITI Australia is always bringing in new talented team members, and strives to innovate with every product supplied.

As an independent brand, ITI believes in providing a premium range to every customer, ensuring they get the most out of their purchase. We’ve quickly grown and expanded across Australia, ITI is the supplier of choice for traditional timber merchants, furniture manufacturers, landscaping supply businesses, frame and truss, staircase manufacturers, window and door manufacturers.

Timber for builders, retailers and landscapers

Our partners and customers range from retailers to landscapers, and our products cater to every job. We believe that the beginning of a great job starts with the materials, which is why ITI Australia only supplies the best in hardwood, softwood, beams, posts and decking plus the ever reliable treated pine. Start creating any stunning outdoor space with Design pine or extreme timber products, or complete your internal detail with Ezitrim plus mouldings.

Take a look at a few of the products available at ITI Australia, and see if any work for you. If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch with our team today and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.