The Ceramic Solutions story is a classic Australian migrant tale. Managing Director Oliver Huss came to Australia from Stuttgart Germany in the 1960’s with his young parents who were eager to forge a new future for themselves in developing Australia. They went on to build one of the largest ceramic tile importing and contracting businesses in the country. It was in this training ground that Oliver and his younger brother Mark, born in Australia, learned the foundations of the tiling trade, the Australian building industry and business management. During the 1980’s Oliver spent a number of years in Europe working for one of Germany’s largest commercial tiling contractors and in this capacity further honed his technical and business acumen.
Fast forward to the 1990’s and Ceramic Solutions is commenced in 1994 to provide an end to end ceramic tile service to the property industry throughout Australasia. The company’s raison-d’etre is to provide fit-for-purpose ceramic tiling systems to building owners and managers offering maximum material life-cycle benefits. This is achieved by working closely with architects, engineers and builders to ensure specifications, sourced materials and work practices are designed and executed with performance characteristics and longevity in mind. These tiling systems include traditional floor and wall applications and more sophisticated ceramic curtain wall and brickslip facades.
Ceramic Solutions continues the tradition of sourcing project and price appropriate products from a global network of suppliers. The company has cultivated special relationships with a number of key German supply partners who manufacture pressed and extruded products delivering porcelain, stoneware and earthenware tiles. These companies have each been in operation for over a century and manufacture in Germany where production standards and raw inputs are the highest the world has to offer. Other German partners include glue, grout and membrane manufacturer Sopro who offer a broad range of best-in-class products and technical solutions.
The company’s supply network also extends to other parts of Europe, Asia and the Unites States and is fostered through regular attendance at world expositions and trade shows. These networking opportunities have enhanced the development and sustenance of relationships with a global network of tile and related industry professionals.
Over the decades of operation, Ceramic Solutions have completed well over a thousand projects across all states of Australia and New Zealand. These projects have provided countless opportunities in which to learn about tile application methodologies and build relationships with Australia’s leading building industry professionals. Ceramic Solutions’ past customers include but are not limited to the following builder organisations.
Ceramic Solutions project capabilities extend nation-wide and past projects stretch from remote regional areas to the most built up down-town locations.
With a deep vested interest in the Australian building industry and tiling profession, Ceramic Solutions are members of the following industry and trade associations:
Ceramic Solutions are proud to have fostered relationships with a number of direct clients some of whom are listed below:
Ceramic Solutions offers a comprehensive skill set, obtained from experience as a tile importer, wholesaler and installer over many decades and on an extensive list of projects Australia wide.
For all your façade, commercial and industrial tiling project requirements phone 03 9545 5322 or email our sales team at email@example.com