Our Story

Better Products • Better Selection • It’s all there at Plyman

Like most NZ companies, Plyman started from humble beginnings.

Back in 1994, we began as a subsidiary of Gibson Veneer Panels (GVP) servicing the retail DIY market in Auckland. Following Peter Gibson’s (founder of GVP) departure from the business, the industry experienced a turbulent time as the boat building sector was on the decline and construction was also struggling. These market pressures ultimately proved too much for GVP who closed its doors..

In 2014, Matthew Botica believed Gibson’s vision was worth preserving and with Tui Saumalu (Plyman’s Sales Manager), he took the helm of the operation and repositioned the business.

With a clear focus on making “hard to find” products accessible to the general public and the goal of being the “one stop panel shop”, Plyman has gone from strength to strength.

But it didn’t stop there……

Matthew, initially from a timber background, saw the opportunity to offer a similar service within the solid timber industry. So, in 2016 he started up Timberman. Based on the same philosophy offering “hard to find” finished timber products to the general public at affordable prices.

Today, both Plyman & Timberman stand as testament to his vision to bring specialist products at fair prices to the market.

By keeping overheads to a minimum, stocking high quality product, delivering great service and providing expert knowledge, demand from DIY, small to medium businesses, tradies and large corporates has increased so much so that we intend to expand across the country!

At Plyman we offer NZ’s most extensive range of plywood panels.
From the highest quality marine grade hardwoods, furniture grade plywood, structural building grade ply, general purpose ply to interior grades and economy grades. Every possible panel type can be found here to complete your project.

Most of all its about providing a great product experience and excellent service. Our customers are our business and invite you to come instore and discuss your needs, no matter how big or small.
We will advise you of the most suitable panel for your application and then select and cut the panel to size if required
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