Prime Panels

Prime Panels is New Zealand’s leading manufacturer and distributor of interior panel products, sustainably-sourced substrates and engineered stone benchtops. Specified by New Zealand's top architects and designers, our products can be found in the country's leading homes and commercial buildings. Prime Panels distribute nationwide and exports to the Pacific Islands.

Manufacturing for our melamine, veneer, laminate and acrylic panels is all done under one roof at our modern East Tamaki plant - it also sets the standard for quality with a GreenStar 4* rating for the buildings.

We have Environmental Choice accreditation for all our pressed panel ranges (melamine, veneer, acrylic and high-pressure laminate) and all our substrates come from verifiable, sustainably-managed sources. Prime Panels is available from joinery merchants nationwide.

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Bestwood, manufactures and distributes a range of interior decorative panels including melamine, acrylic and both natural and recon veneer. The brand reputation is built on supplying high quality panels with colour ranges that are on trend and informed by international trends tempered with an understanding of local practicalities.

With a history extending more than 35 years, Bestwood was the 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.

As part of New Zealand Panels Group, Bestwood benefits from significant investment into product research and manufacturing excellence. We have Environmental Choice accreditation across our full range of melamine panels, and on all veneers pressed onto substrates of 9mm and above.

All Bestwood products are available from your local joinery merchant. 

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Dezignatek is the leading and most experienced manufacturer of thermoform doors, drawers and panels in New Zealand. It also offers a custom finishing service with the largest range of laser edged melamine from the Prime Panels and Bestwood ranges, along with acrylic and high-pressure laminate cut and clash finishing. Our CNC capabilities mean we can also offer ready-to-paint MDF doors,

The Dezignatek thermoform range offers an extensive collection of colours and finishes reflecting the latest design trends. These colours and finishes, coupled with a broad collection of door/drawer profiles, are manufactured using the latest European machining and forming technology. Hidden scallop handles and hinge boring are also available.

Dezignatek offers a range of laser-edged gloss and matt acrylics from the Prime Acrylic range with the added option of a 45 degree hidden handle. The acrylic film is European-sourced and has the highest scratch resistance available.   

Dezignatek has Environmental Choice NZ accreditation for its melamine, acrylic and HPL doors and for the solid colours in the thermoform range (around 85% of the range).

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Kopine is best known for its Ultralock and Tongue & Groove flooring. Relaunched with a longer 12-week exposure time and Codemark compliance, Kopine flooring is suitable for use in all interior flooring areas including wet areas.

Producing world class particleboard, Kopine offers standard and moisture-resistant particleboard panels which are mainly used as a substrate for the melamine panels produced under the Bestwood and Prime Panels brands. 

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Impey's & Anthony Shearer

Impey’s and Anthony Shearer are both long-standing joinery supply merchants. Impey's was established in  Auckland in 1951  and has branches in Auckland and Hamilton supplying the North Island.

Anthony Shearer (Shearers) was established in 1948 in Christchurch and now has a branch in Mosgiel near Dunedin to supply the South Island market.

As part of New Zealand Panels Group, Impey's and Anthony Shearer distribute the full Prime Panels range of melamine, veneer, acrylic and laminate panels, and Prime Stone benchtops and post-formable laminate. They also sell a range of MDF, hardware, and can access all NZ-made laminated panels.  

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