Australian design award
research and continuous product development since 1965
The Australian Design Award is recognition of ongoing achievements in safety stair tread nosings and safety flooring product design. It is the buyer’s independent guarantee that the product meets international standards of design, quality and performance. These products have been judged worthy of the Australian Design Awards in respect to 43 separate visible and hidden properties.
It is easy for any company to proudly speak of what they have achieved in the past. At Latham Australia, what we are more concerned with is not our heritage, however proud we may be of it, but the future. Where is Latham Australia going and how are we going to get there? This orientation towards the future is evident within our Mission Statement as stated below.
"Latham Australia will maintain its position as the premium producer of fine quality products, in all areas of their operation, by refining and updating existing product designs and manufacturing processes, as well as adding new, exciting and innovative products to our range, so as we can best serve our customers and associates."
Latham Australia is a third generation family owned business founded in the mid 1940’s. Originally in the supply and manufacturing, of materials handling, power transmission equipment, roller-chains, sprockets and designed and built special purpose machinery. In 1960 the company started to change the direction of it’s business by expanding the Latham product range specifically to cater for the needs of the terrazzo, marble, granite and stone industries. Inventing the Neoprene-X-Pansion Loc Strip Control Joint System, manufacturing dividing strips, self aligning mechanical flexible expansion joint covers, slip resistant safety stair tread nosings and mall bars.
Latham further expanded its product range to include dirt control entry mats, architectural landscape grids and grates, loading dock bumpers, tactile indicator studs, wall protection systems, specialty terrazzo and stone cleaners/sealers, exporting to USA, Britain, Europe, South East Asia, Asia, The Middle East and the Pacific Region.The name Latham is synonymous with quality. Latham products can be found in many prestigious buildings around the world, have won over 30 awards including numerous Australian Design Awards and are recognised world wide.