About Prolam

A New Zealand grown and family-owned business, Prolam was established in 2002. Since that time, the company has gone from strength to strength by focusing on customer service, innovation and delivering on budget, on time and as specified.

An expert in Engineered Structural Timber Solutions, the company’s state-of-the-art plant has a large capacity and can manufacture to specification a wide range of timber products including glulam beams, I beams, LVL timber, posts, wood flooring, timber retaining walls and mid floors.

Vision

To be the chosen supplier to the construction industry for innovative engineered structural timber.

Mission

Deliver consistently high quality product through state-of- the-art manufacturing and a superior supply chain.

Promote a culture of continuous improvement.

Maintain a reputation for innovation by working with industry partners to create specialised construction components.

Prolam Values

Act with integrity, loyalty and honesty with all customers and staff.

Succeed through innovation, responsiveness and excellence in execution.

New products can be added to the range only after individual and peer review verify the highest standard of quality and manufacture.

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The History

Since being established as Prowood in 2002, we have gone from strength to strength. From humble beginnings contracting to a local supplier we have grown exponentially with products being recognised internationally, in particular the Prolam product range. This is a result of working alongside industry partners and providing innovative engineering solutions to meet their requirements. It comes down to the performance of our products and how quickly we respond to clients needs. We pride ourselves on our values – integrity, loyalty and honesty – in all dealings with our customers and staff.

  • 2002

    Company established by John Woodman.

  • 2005

    Saw Prowood pioneer the Prolam laminated H5 kiln dried post into the merchant market, after being told "we want a laminated H5 post that will go into the ground, and not twist".

  • 2006

    The development of a set of span tables leads to the launch of a range of standard timber sized Prolam PL8 glulam beams.

  • 2007

    The span tables are well received by architects and production is expanded to include PL12 in its range.

  • 2008

    Span tables are made interactive as a calculating PDF.

  • 2010

    Prolam is certified to manufacture PL17 structural beams.

  • 2012

    LVL 15 is added to the product range.

  • 2014

    Prolam specifier is automated to work from first engineering principles and is utilised nation wide.

  • 2015

    Prolam increased it’s output by installing another laminating line, double shifting it’s finger jointing line and implementing lean manufacturing principles.

  • 2016

    Due to increase in demand, an extra 1080m2 was added to the factory, alongside an automated outfeed and wrapping machine.

  • 2017+

    Prolam takes over another site, with a treatment & kiln drying facility, further securing it’s own resource for future expansion and development.