History

History

Lansdowne Board Distributors started trading as a retailer of boards, timber and cabinet hardware at the beginning of March 1991 in a 300 square metre shop on Blomvlei Road in Lansdowne with a team made up of Gavin and Bronwyn Higgins and two others. An early on addition of a small cutting and edging facility produced opportunities that materially shaped the future of the business. The core business is still panel product distribution, but the service package has allowed the development of a multi faceted business. We produce components for various facets of the furniture industry such as shopfitters, kitchen, bedroom and office specialists, exhibition/stand builders, etc. right through to the DIY enthusiast wanting to make home improvements.

With the expansion of our business has come the expansion of our range of products and services to the customer. We can produce virtually any finished furniture component for you in the production quantities required and according to your specifications. This includes flat pack ready to assemble furniture components and decorative furniture fronts and a wide variety of laminate flooring. Today, 22 years on, the business has two doors: Lansdowne Boards (still on Blomvlei Road, which now takes up most of the block with a footprint of over 4,000 square metres) and Cape Boards in Brackenfell. We have a total of 108 staff members across both sites, more than a third of which have been with us for more than ten years and now include two additional Higgins', Robyn & Dale. Today we are market leaders and innovators offering the latest products and services to our ever expanding customer base.