ARCPANEL, the new name for Ritek Roof Systems
ARCPANEL, the new name for Ritek Roof Systems. Same great people, same great products, same great service.
Architectural Panels Pty Ltd (ARCPANEL) has acquired the innovative Ritek Roof Systems from Building Solutions Pty Ltd. The acquisition is part of a management and distributor buy-out led by ex Ritek – Building Solutions CEO Peter Kelly, manufacturing manager and nephew of founding Ritek director Alan Emblin, CRS executive director Finlay Grounds and CRS general manager Christian Webb.
Founded in 1983, Ritek – Building Solutions pioneered the insulated panel industry in Australia with its then patented roof and building panel systems. Building Solutions has for the past 30 years, invested considerably in product development and marketing and has, as a result, developed a credible position in the market for a range of specialised premium insulated panel products, branded as the Ritek Roof Systems.
Over the past two decades, the company has established a first-class distributor partnership with Composite Roofing Structures Pty Ltd (CRS), led by founding director Finlay Grounds, to supply the Ritek Roof Systems in NSW and ACT, backed by the CRS team providing exceptional technical sales and aftersales customer service.
The management of Ritek Roof Systems and CRS have united to form a new company Architectural Panels Pty Ltd, and will trade under the new brand name of ARCPANEL, manufacturer and supplier of architectural insulated panel systems.
The deal is the culmination of a plan started in 2016 and sees ARCPANEL directors Alan Emblin, responsible for procurement and production carrying on in the family business founded by his uncle of the same name, Christian Webb, responsible for sales and marketing who has actively promoted Ritek roof systems for over thirteen years, Peter Kelly ex CEO of Ritek Building Solutions takes the position of general manager, and Finlay Grounds takes on the role as chairman of the board. All staff from both Ritek Roof Systems and CRS teams have transferred over to the new company.
Peter says: “The business is in great hands and I’m proud of everyone at ARCPANEL for their passion, creativity and commitment they put into delivering our range of reputable products and exceptional customer service standards. We have a strong and established customer base and will continue our growth by building on our reputation as Australia’s manufacturer of innovative architectural custom designed, energy efficient and sustainable structural insulated panel systems.
“I’ve had an incredible 11 years working with the Ritek and CRS teams and I’m delighted that the “Ritek” developed insulated panel technology will continue to be developed and led by an amazing group of people who are the heart of the new company and will deliver the future of ARCPANEL’s growth. We have an exciting journey ahead and we’re looking forward to the future.”