Prime Panels

Prime Panels is New Zealand’s leading manufacturer and distributor of interior panel products and architectural finishes. Prime Panels distribute nationwide and exports to the Pacific Islands.

With a comprehensive product range designed to inspire, delight, solve and assist with your project and the assurance that these products are manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner, Prime Panels is a business that stands behinds its products.

In addition to the Prime Melamine, Prime Laminate and Prime Veneer collections, the Prime Panels Surface Solution offers even more options such as the effective Prime Fire Retardant MDF range and incredibly popular Prime Ply collection, both of which can be over laid with you choice of Prime Panels surfaces.

When dealing with Prime Panels, you can expect a personal and hands on service from experienced people who want to assist you.



Bestwood, manufactures and distributes a range of interior decorative products including Bestwood Melamine and Bestwood Natural Wood Veneer.

Having manufactured panels for over 35 years, Bestwood were a founder of the manufacture of modern interior panels in New Zealand. Bestwood has the experience, resources and reputation to offer a complete collection of sustainable interior decorative panels, to suit most residential or commercial projects.

Additionally, as a business unit of the New Zealand Panels Group and with significant investment into research, we can provide you with the latest in international colours and finishes which will ensure inspirational and sustainable designs.

All Bestwood products are available via your existing joinery merchant.



Having recently celebrated our 10th anniversary at Dezignatek, we have also installed our second thermoforming line and commissioned the Dezignatek Acrylic facility. The result of our expansion has doubled our thermoform capacity, reduced our lead times and made ultra high gloss acrylic doors available to you, our customers. We at Dezignatek are extremely proud to be the leading and most experienced manufacturer of Thermoform and Acrylic doors, drawers and panels in New Zealand. We even offer ready to paint MDF doors!

The Dezignatek Thermoformed range offers an extensive collection of colours and finishes reflecting the latest in New Zealand and International Design trends. These colours and finishes, coupled with a broad collection of door/drawer designs to cater for all tastes, from early colonial to ultra modern are manufactured using the latest European machining and forming technology.

Dezignatek high gloss Acrylic is the latest in high gloss technology. With a range of UV stable metallic and solid colours, a mirror effect high gloss surface, nearly invisible edging and high impact resistance, you can be sure Dezignatek High Gloss Acrylic will meet your client’s daily lifestyle. There is even an integrated hidden handle option. As with our Thermoform doors and panels we use the latest European technology, operated by specialists with years of experience.



Known more for its products than its name, Arno offers one of the New Zealand Panels Group better known products in Prime Edging. Arno stocks a full range of varying width, colour and print matched PVC, ABS edging for melamine panels and also multilayer veneer flexi-edging for the most popular veneer panels sold in New Zealand.

Additionally as the New Zealand agent for Kleiberit adhesives, Arno stocks and distributes Kleiberit EVA Hot Melt and PUR glues in a range of sizes and specifications and for all panel edging purposes.



Producing world class particle board, Kopine offers standard and moisture resistant joinery panels and Ultralock flooring from Kopu near Thames. With over 25 years of experience Kopine is a market leader in the manufacture of Particle Board with much of its production going to its New Zealand Panels Group sister companies, Prime Panels and Bestwood for use in the manufacture of Melamine panels.



Impey’s, as a merchant to the furniture and joinery industry, has supplied panels, laminate, hardware and accessories for more than 30 years. Impey’s either stocks or indents a full product solution for all furniture and joinery projects.

As a business unit of the New Zealand Panels Group, Impeys distributes the full Prime Panels catalogue, of which much is stocked along side a comprehensive range of MDF by Nelson Pine and can access all NZ made laminated panels and also stocks a broad range of hardware and fittings right down to screws and adhesives. Impeys are also known as benchtop specialists as one of the largest distributors of High Pressure Laminate in New Zealand and more recently with the popular Prime Stone collection.

Impey’s prides itself on personal service from people that understand the joinery sector. With more than 130 years of experience across the senior staff, we are there to assist you.



Founded in 1948, Anthony Shearer, or Shearers as it’s known in the trade, have been at the heart of the Canterbury construction sector for 77 years. As a building merchant, Anthony Shearer was purchased in the early 50’s by Charlie Luney to secure supply of materials in a restricted market for Luney Construction, These materials went into the many iconic Christchurch buildings, sadly, many of which are no longer standing.

In more recent times, Anthony Shearer has become a specialist suppler to the Canterbury furniture and joinery industry, which in the 70’s & 80’s was a major furniture manufacturing hub in New Zealand. Today, Anthony Shearer are well known and respected for their efficient, client focused approach which will continue into the future as ownership passes from the Luney family to the New Zealand Panels Group.