Brickworks Limited has announced the acquisition of GB Masonry Pty. Limited, a Gympie based manufacturer of masonry blocks.

GB Masonry operations will be managed by Austral Bricks Queensland. The company has a fully automated plant in Gympie, north of Brisbane, and has been in operation for 25 years.

Graham Kerby, Austral Bricks Queensland’s general manager sales and marketing, says the acquisition will enable Austral Bricks to make the range of GB Masonry products available to its state-wide customer base.

“We will now be able to offer our customers, throughout Queensland and Northern NSW, coloured masonry products, including Heritage Masonry and prestige retaining wall systems in addition to our expanding range of clay bricks and pavers.

“This will provide a greater choice of products and services, backed by our known technical expertise and support,” Kerby says.

“The acquisition strengthens our leadership position as a major supplier to the building industry and consumers of building products in Queensland.

“Our customers can now take advantage of both kiln fired clay products for their building and landscape projects as well as a quality range of coloured masonry products, such as hand hewn sandstone

“It is an exciting development and we look forward to GB Masonry adding impetus to our already growing presence in Queensland,” Kerby adds.