Homerit was founded in 2004. Through continued research, testing, investment in new dies, machinery, tooling and production management, Homerit has consolidated its position as a leading PVC-U windows and doors manufacturer in New Zealand.
Homerit factory at 48 Allens Rd, East Tamaki, Auckalnd
Jan 2015: Homerit introduced management information system developed in house to improve project management, productivity and customers’ experience.
Dec 2014: New work stations arrived from Eder & Mueller Gmbh in Germany.
Jul 2014: Homerit celebrates its first 10 years since established in Jul 2004.
Jan 2014: After four years renting the factory at 48 Allens Rd in East Tamaki, Homerit has purchased this 1700 squre meter factory and its adjacent 700 square meter factory at 2 Ross Reid Place. This will allow Homerit to further develop its manufacturing capacity and market.
Oct 2013: Homerit first TV advertisement aired on TV One.
Aug 2012: New water drainge router arrived from URBAN Machinery in Germany.
Mar 2012: New Zealand Standard NZS4211-2008 – Specification for performance of windows came into effect. Window performance requirements of NZS4211-2008 are higher than that of the old NZS4211-1985. Homerit Premium Series PVC-U windows and doors system has passed BRANZ tests and assesment againt the new standard and is the only BRANZ appriased window system. For some reason Bradnam aluminium windows BRANZ apprasial has been withdrawn.
Feb 2012: Homerit Premium Series PVC-U casment windows have been tested to the newly introduced “extra high” wind zone performace requirements.
Jan 2012: Hutt Valley Tramping Club has choosen Homerit Premium Series PVC-U windows and doors for its lodge built in Mt Ruapehu.
Apr 2011: Finished new show room at 48 Allens Rd, East Tamaki, Auckland.
Feb 2011: All Homerit PVC-U windows and doors installed in Christchurch survived the magnitude 6.3 earthquake without damage to both frames and glass.
Aug 2010: Started ASA-PVC color windows and doors to provide durable, cost effective products with eye-catching color options.
Aug 2010: Eco friendly showhome built by Taupo District Council with our windows and doors won the overall category, and gold award, for sustainable homes at the Rotorua Taupo regional registered master builders’ awards.
June 2010: Relocated factory to 48 Allens Rd, East Tamaki, Auckland with floor space of 1700 sqm. More machinery was imported to improve production capacity and quality.
Mar 2010: Started to manufacture and install Homerit PVC-U windows and doors in Broadway mall recladding project. Original single glazed aluminium windows and doors were replaced with Homerit Premium Series PVC-U double glazed windows and doors for 43 apartment units at 118 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland. This project finished in Dec 2010.
Marc 2009: Completed shop front glazing project for all the shops at Kings Square beside the Newmarket railway station. Total glazing area for the shops is over 400 sqm.
Apr 2008: Presentation to Auckland City Council staff about Homerit PVC-U windows and doors system. Auckland City Council listed Homerit as the approved PVC-U joinery in its building product registers.
Mar 2008: Started to manufacture and install Homerit PVC-U double glazed windows and doors in Kings Square – 7 story apartment with 138 apartment units in Newmarket, Auckland. This project took 8 months and finished in Nov 2008.
Feb 2008: A patent was granted for the “Method and assembly for installing a window or door” by Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.
Oct 2007: Clause H1 of the New Zealand Building Code was changed to require improved thermal performance in all new houses in the South Island and the North Island Central Plateau. These tougher requirements phased in throughout the rest of New Zealand, effective for the whole country from Sep 2008.
June 2007: First fabrication factory was setup at 23A Andromeda Cres, East Tamaki, Auckland with floor space of 500 sqm. Start to manufacture PVC-U windows and doors in New Zealand.
Feb 2007: Homerit PVC-U Premium Series windows and doors system was appraised by BRANZ for both residential and commercial application in building wind zones up to and including ‘very high’. The appraisal process had taken more than two years.
Sep 2006: Completed window replacement project for 8 storey Mercuer Windsor Hotel at 58 Queen St, Auckland CBD. Old single glazed steel framed windows were replaced with double glazed PVC-U windows using special renovation PVC-U frames. The whole project was completed without scaffolding, all installation and glazing work was done from the inside of the building.
Mar 2006: Visited VEKA – profile system supplier and Siegenia – hardware system supplier in Germany. Established formal business cooperation with both Veka and Siegenia.
Feb 2006: Weathertightness Test of Homerit PVC-U Windows and Doors completed by BRANZ in Porirua City.
Feb 2006: Homerit PVC-U windows and doors exported to a customer in Tonga survived severe tropical cyclone Vaianu which caused gusty winds that damaged a lot of properties including windows and doors.
May 2005: Completed a series of window performance tests in Auckland to NZS4211 – Specification for performance of windows. All tests passed and met performance requirements for ‘very high’ wind zone – highest performance standard achieved.
Nov 2004: Started BRANZ appraisal process.
Sep 2004: Set up office and show room at Unit 4, 9 Allens Rd. Started importing double glazed PVC-U windows and doors made of VEKA profile system from China.
July 2004: NZ investment & Trading Ltd was incorporated by Mr Yang and two business partners. “Homerit” trademark was registered.