On 2nd September 2015 Milliken announced that Ontera Modular Carpets Pty., Ltd has joined the Milliken family of companies. Based in Australia, Ontera is a leader in the design and manufacture of commercial modular carpet, providing Milliken branded products as part of its offering.
This acquisition is the latest initiative in Milliken’s focus on global growth within the floor covering division, as the company formally enters a new region noted for great market potential. Through it, Milliken will increase its worldwide reach and customer service capabilities.
“The addition of Ontera, a well-respected company, to the Milliken portfolio strategically positions us to enhance our customer base and customer service in Australia and New Zealand,” shared Jim McCallum, president of Milliken’s floor covering division. “We are excited about the potential that our combined technological capabilities and market insights will bring.”
Founded in 1985, Ontera is headquartered and has operations in Northmead, Sydney. The company has licensed Milliken technology for three decades, offering a curated range of superior commercial modular carpets throughout Australia and New Zealand. With a pioneering spirit, Ontera floor covering solutions are designed and manufactured with quality, aesthetic and sustainability at the forefront of product development.
“At Ontera, we have long been impressed with Milliken’s technological capabilities, innovative designs, and clear commitment to sustainability,” said Ontera CEO Dean Harriott. “It’s exciting to be part of this world-class company. Our customers will benefit from Milliken’s global product development capabilities, technologies and insights accrued during its 150-year legacy.”
Milliken & Company President and CEO Joe Salley summarised the acquisition: “Ontera and Milliken share a long history. Our partnership succeeded because of similar unwavering commitments to quality, innovation, and environmental stewardship. This acquisition is a natural progression of our relationship.”