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About Us

Symonite is a proud Australian manufacturer of Aluminium Composite Panels.  An extremely durable, fire, impact and cyclone resistant panel that can still be curved and folded to accommodate the imagination of todays architects, engineers and designers. Available in various thicknesses and finishes Symonite panels are uniquely manufactured using a fibre reinforced phenolic core sandwiched between two sheets of aluminium. 

Symonite was developed in the mid 1980’s by Ralph Symonds, a leader in plywood manufacturing and timber engineering, located at Homebush NSW. The development was to support the exciting new range of demountable and relocatable modular buildings. Major clients including Department of Public Works, Department of Housing and Construction, Department of Tertiary and Further education and Department of Corrective Services.

By 1995 Symonite had become a world recognised product, specified by designers and architects throughout South East Asia, Japan, the Middle East, UK, New Zealand and Argentina.

During 1996 the Symonite business was bought by a former employee and moved to Mt Druitt to allow for construction of Olympic Park at Homebush. Australian Panel Products (APP) was born as different business entities emerged from the sell off of the former Ralph Symonds enterprise. The two businesses maintaining there connections and forged a fresh partnership to support this unique product range.

Borg group of companies acquired APP in 2007 and later the Symonite business in 2009. Eventually bringing the two together again under the same roof in 2013. Today the APP Symonite range of products are still proudly Australian owned and manufactured. Making the Central Coast of NSW home, APP Symonite still retains some of the original plant and employees responsible at the development stages of this range.

Borg Group of Companies employs over 1800 staff nationally and continues to support Australian manufacturing and local business.



"Morning Angelo

We have completed the smartfix/symonite installation at the Tong Sing project in Cairns. It all went very well and your system is the best we have installed. Cairns has had an enormous amount of rain over the past few weeks and the Smartfix system worked very well draining the water through the extrusions and discharging through the starter extrusion at the bottom of the facades.
We are in the process of constructing another new commercial building at the moment and will be using the same system. I have another project which I will be constructing in July this year and will be using the same system as well.
Overall it has been a pleasure dealing with Smartfix and Symonite. The level of expertise has been of a very high standard and really helps the speed of the installation."

Terry Plos  
Plos Constructions P/L



Serious about Safety
Symonite is a responsible supplier of Aluminium Composite Panels and we are serious about safety. Our panels are exclusively manufactured in Australia using the highest quality raw materials and we are continually engaging with authorities in an effort to maintain compliance. Fire certificates provided for specific products must be considered as part of an overall fire solution in consultation with qualified professionals. 

For further information please contact Symonite.