James Hardie Industries plc manufactures fibre cement products and systems for internal and external building construction applications in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. The company markets its fibre cement products and systems under various Hardie brand names, such as HardieBacker boards, and other brand names, such as Artisan Lap and Artisan Accent Trim by James Hardie, Cemplank and Prevail siding, and Scyon cement composite products, such as Scyon Stria cladding. The company manufactures fiber-cement building materials for both internal and external use across a range of applications, including: external siding, internal walls, floors, ceilings, soffits, roofing, lattice, decorative columns, fencing and facades. The company developed a proprietary technology platform that enables it to produce thicker yet lighter-weight fibre cement products that are easier to handle than traditional building products. In the United States, the company offers a new profile HZ10 HardiePlank siding, HardieTrim Mouldings, Artisan V-Rustic premium exterior siding and an improved touch up accessory to support products using ColorPlus technology. In Australia and New Zealand, the company offers the ARChitectural Prefinished panel range for commercial applications, including Invibe panels with Chromashield Technology and Inraw panels. In Australia, the company offers the HardieBrace, a new online calculator tool, offers a way to simplify structural bracing calculations. It also offers Modcem modular flooring. The company also offers HardieEdge termite barrier, HardieWrap weather barrier, HardieFire Insulation, HardieBreak Thermal Strip, the HardieSmart Boundary, Aged Care, and ZeroLot Wall Systems. In New Zealand, the company offers Secura Interior Flooring, Secura Exterior Flooring, Axent Fascia, HomeRAB 4.5mm Pre Cladding, HardieGlaze Listello and Grande lining, Stria Cladding, Axon 400 and 133 Grain Cladding, Linea Oblique Cladding and Easy Lap Panel under the repositioned James Hardie brand. In the Philippines, the company offers Hardieflex board range with the inclusion of Hardieflex Wet Area lining boards and Hardieflex Pro primarily for wet area application and HardieFlex Flooring. In the Asia Pacific region, the company principally sells into the Australian, New Zealand and Philippines markets, with the residential building industry representing the principal market for fiber cement products. Seasonality The company’s earnings are seasonal and follow activity levels in the building and construction industry. In the United States, the calendar quarters ending in December and March reflect reduced levels of building activity depending on weather conditions. In Australia and New Zealand, the calendar quarter ending in March is affected by a slowdown due to summer holidays. In the Philippines, construction activity diminishes during the wet season from June through September and during the last half of December due to the slowdown in business activity over the holiday period. Sales, Marketing and Distribution The principal markets for the company’s fibre cement products are the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Canada, and in parts of Europe, including the United Kingdom and France. In addition, the company sells fibre cement products in other markets, including Belgium, China, Denmark, France, French Caribbean, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, the Middle East (Israel, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates), the Netherlands, Norway, various Pacific Islands, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and Vietnam. The company offers customers support through a specialized fibre cement sales force and customer service infrastructure in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Europe. In the United States, the company sells fiber cement products for new residential construction predominantly to distributors, which then sell these products to dealers or lumber yards. Repair and remodel products in the United States are typically sold through the large home center retailers and specialist distributors. Governmental Regulation As an Irish plc, the company is governed by the Irish Companies Acts and is also subject to all applicable European Union level legislation. The company also operates under the regulatory requirements of various jurisdictions and organizations, including the Australian Securities Exchange, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Irish Takeover Panel and various other federal, state, local and foreign rulemaking bodies. History James Hardie Industries plc was founded in 1888. The company is incorporated in Ireland.
james hardie ind plc-sp adr
(JHX:New York Consolidated)
Phone: 353 1 411 6924
Fax: 353 1 479 1128www.jameshardie.com
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