OUR CORE PURPOSE
IMAGINE A BETTER PLACE
We believe in the power of imagination.
We are inspired by the challenge of creating better places and spaces.
Whether it’s homes, offices, low rise or high rise,
we want to improve things, fix things, create things and show people how.
Every day we help people imagine and create their own better place.
We’re the dreamers, the innovators, the entrepreneurs, the makers and the educators.
We love a problem and love to imagine and create a solution.
When we unleash our imagination, we help others make their world a better place.
We believe in the power to ‘Imagine a Better Place'.
From its very beginnings, Yates has prided itself on supplying quality products, which is a company policy that is of paramount importance. Although traditionally best known for its packet seed range, Yates now manufactures and distributes an extensive range of garden products. These include fertilisers, plant protection products, garden accessories, lawn seeds and potting mixes.
Some of Australasia’s most respected horticultural brand names come out of the Yates stable: Yates, Hortico, Watkins, Zero, Aquasol, Thrive, Blitzem and Dynamic Lifter. Yates trans-Tasman connection allows the company to benefit from economies of scale and a larger market. A long-established relationship with Bayer sees Yates marketing many of Bayer’s home garden products, an arrangement that allows Yates to bring some of the best new international chemical developments to Australian and New Zealand home gardeners.
Yates proudly supports our community and each year donates a significant amount of time and products to worthy causes. In Australia, we run a wonderful Garden Grants program for Schools and Education Centres with our partner Life Education Australia. While in New Zealand, we support Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust, The Butterfly Musketeers Christchurch, Kids Go Gardening, School Gardens by Healthy Heroes Charitable Trust, and Trees for Survival.
Yates is one of those long-established Australasian companies that has become a household name. This acceptance has been encouraged by the widespread popularity of Yates Garden Guide, which was first written by Arthur Yates in 1895. After more than a century of publication Yates Garden Guide has become recognised as the best-selling gardening book in both countries.
Yates and Sustainability – The Australian Packaging Covenant
Yates is proud to be a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant to help reduce the environmental impacts of consumer packaging. Enclosed below are documents pertaining to this agreement.
Dulux Paints & Coatings
Dulux has been manufacturing in Australia since 1918 and in New Zealand since 1935. Today, it is a leading marketer and manufacturer of premium branded decorative paints, texture coatings, protective coatings, industrial coatings, powder coatings and woodcare coatings for the existing home, new housing, commercial construction, infrastructure and industrial markets. Readily identifiable with creating better homes, Dulux also plays a critical role in protecting and improving the spaces and infrastructure we see everyday, including providing the protective coatings for Australia's landmark Sydney Harbour Bridge since 1932. Our portfolio of iconic, premium brands includes Dulux, Cabot's, Berger, British Paints and Porter's Paints. Visit our brands.
Selleys Sealants & Adhesives
Selleys is a leading manufacturer and marketer of adhesives, sealants, fillers, paint accessories and general home maintenance products for Australian and New Zealand DIY consumers and trade professionals. Formed by Martin Selley in 1939, Selleys has grown as more and more consumers have discovered the satisfaction of do-it-yourself. In addition to Selleys, its brands include Liquid Nails, No More Gaps, Poly, Rota Cota and BBQ wipes. Through DuluxGroup's DGL International business, Selleys is also gradually building niche market positions offshore, including in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Korea, Vietnam, China, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. Visit our brands.
Parchem Construction Products
Over the past 50 years, Parchem has grown to become a leading marketer and manufacturer of high performance coatings, adhesives, sealants and construction chemicals, as well as decorative concrete solutions for the Australian and New Zealand civil engineering, industrial, commercial, infrastructure and residential construction markets. In addition to its own brands such as Parchem, Emerclad and Sewpercoat, Parchem is the exclusive Australian and New Zealand distributor for Fosroc, one of the world's leading concrete remediation and protection technology systems. Visit our brands.
B&D Garage Doors and Openers
B&D's heritage dates back to 1946, but the business truly emerged with the launch of the iconic 'B&D Roll-A-Door' in 1956. Since then, it has grown to become an Australian icon and consistent feature of urban streetscapes. Today, B&D is a leading Australian and New Zealand manufacturer and marketer of premium branded garage doors and automatic openers for residential and commercial use. It has a strong focus on innovation and developing smart access technology to secure what is most precious to us - our family and our home. Its brands include B&D, Garador and Dominator. Visit our brands.
Lincoln Sentry Cabinet and Architectural Hardware
Lincoln Sentry is one of Australia's leading suppliers and distributors of hardware and components to the cabinet and furniture making industry; the window door and glazing industries and the niche industrial tape and insulation markets. A network of Lincoln Sentry showrooms and branches distributes quality products from around the globe, which are sought after by architects, cabinet makers, designers and consumers alike; including brands such as Blum, Hera, Secure View, Assa Abloy and Breezway. Visit our brands.
Outside of its core Australian and New Zealand markets, DuluxGroup's international presence includes its DGL International business in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and South East Asia, which provide DuluxGroup targeted, niche positions in sealants, adhesives and fillers, texture coatings and powder coatings. Brands include, Selleys adhesives & sealants and AcraTex texture coatings. Since 1968 DuluxGroup has also been manufacturing Dulux Paints in Papua New Guinea, where it is an established market leader. DuluxGroup has been operating in the United Kingdom since mid 2016, where it manufacturers and markets Craig & Rose paints, a premium branded niche paints and coatings business with a heritage dating back to 1829. Selleys also launched into the United Kingdom in 2017. Visit our brands.