Soudal – Experts in Sealants, Foams and Adhesives
Soudal New Zealand is a new name to many in the New Zealand construction sector. However, for over 20 years we have been the lead supplier of sealants, foams and adhesives to Holdfast NZ under the iconic Gorilla brand. In November 2018 that relationship changed when Belgium based Soudal proudly stepped in to become sole owner of the Holdfast business in New Zealand. That meant the products, brands and service our customers had come to know and love over 35 years were all retained, but we now had the resourcing and support of the global sealants, foams and adhesives giant that is Soudal.
The change has brought many benefits to our customers. With a commitment to quality that is unrivaled and a real focus on the New Zealand market we pride ourselves on creating strong relationships with our customers and providing tailored solutions to meet their needs.
Quality & Sustainability
Every week more than 4 million cartridges and 2 million canisters of PU Foam are manufactured in our state-of-the-art production facilities around the world. All are manufactured to meet exacting quality standards. To maintain these standards, Soudal became the first company within the industry to achieve the IS0 9001 quality certification. Product consistency and full traceability are therefore ensured across the huge range of over 1,000 chemical formulations.
Soudal’s commitment and focus on sustainability and environmental safety is shown in the recent achievement of the ISO 14001 certificate which ensures that the company implements all the necessary measures to reduce the impact of its production on the environment, increasing focus on “green products” and continuous efforts to recycle production and reduce packaging surpluses..
At our sites across the world, our teams of highly qualified scientists, engineers and application technicians develop state of the art formulas, packaging and accessories to perfectly suit the demands of both the industry and end users. Driven by the will to continuously improve and to provide better and more environmentally friendly solutions for its customers, Soudal is leading from the front in product innovation.
From Holdfast to Soudal
but Gorilla is still King of the brands
When the Holdfast business kicked into life (over 35 years ago) in a Waikato garage, no-one would have dared believe that one day it would become one of the largest and most respected suppliers of sealants, foams and adhesives to the New Zealand construction industry.
But that is exactly what happened, and along the way the business won a host of awards, developed a legion of keen followers and grew a truly iconic kiwi brand, Gorilla!
And now under the ownership of Soudal, one of the world’s leading lights in this market, the Gorilla brand is set to even further enhance and strengthen its position of leadership. Backed by the expertise, innovation and support of the Soudal global team the range of Gorilla branded products which have for so many years been manufactured by Soudal is set to further grow and develop to ensure New Zealand’s love affair with Gorilla continues for another 35 years and beyond.
State of The Art Technology – Our foam production is class leading!
The fully automated PU foam production site has been a worldwide reference since its inauguration in 1994. The sealants and adhesives plants combine the best of both worlds: flexible batch processing for sealants and adhesives resulting in customer service flexibility, combined with a fully integrated planning system offering sizeable economies of scale. Automated, robotised packaging lines further contribute to optimum formula /packaging combinations in virtually any size at competitive cost levels. An internal ISO 9001 certified quality system guarantees the premium quality of our products. Our commitment to innovation and technical advancement is at the core of what we do each and every day.