Our Story

Doors and manufacturing excellence are at the core of everything we do. Every door we build, every product we create, every progressive step we take is driven by our relentless pursuit of perfection. Our spirted bloodline stretches back over 60 glorious years. Our story is one about inspirational people, vision, courage and commitment. It’s a story that begins with Don Buckley.

Humble Beginnings

In 1953, Don Buckley founded the Hume Group of companies with just 15 people and only a handful of products, however his vision was not small. Today, over 60 years later Hume have grown to be one of the nation’s largest door manufacturers with operations in every capital city and strategically placed regional branches within Australia & New Zealand.

To this day, the Hume Group remains a 100% Australian owned family company and encompasses the values set forth by Don Buckley himself: family, trust, teamwork, great engineering and safe reliable manufacturing.

2013 marked the 60th year of operations. Watch Hume Doors & Timber's story

Decades of success

Today, we provide innovation in doorway technology and products to a range of sectors within the building industry including Commercial, Industrial, Multi-unit, Aged care, Residential and Renovation. Our capabilities include High Volume Production, High Performance Hybrid & Timber Door Systems, Specialist Low Volume Production, National Product Delivery, Pre-sales and After Sales Consulting.

We combine cutting edge technology and the industry’s best minds with the know-how and speed to market derived from decades of success in the ultra-competitive environment of the building industry. We work in close collaboration with our customers and partners and the majority of our programmes focus on creating products to meet the challenges of the building industry in the 21st Century.

Our Values

In 1953, Don Buckley founded the Hume Group of companies with just 15 people and only a handful of products, however his vision was not small. Today, over 60 years later Hume have grown to be one of the nation’s largest door manufacturers with operations in every capital city and strategically placed regional branches within Australia & New Zealand.

To this day, the Hume Group remains a 100% Australian owned family company and encompasses the values set forth by Don Buckley himself: family, trust, teamwork, great engineering and safe reliable manufacturing.

  • To innovate and make a difference in your home
  • To continue to build valued relationships with staff, suppliers and distributors
  • To continue to improve on our environmental sustainability and recycling

Our people - Our culture

The culture of skills, experience and enthusiasm of the people within Hume is the engine that drives our development. We place a premium on developing talent internally and promoting from within. This forms the backbone of our operations, reinforced by a recruitment program that strengthens our skills and capabilities. The result is an unusually high degree of continuity within our different activities.

“When it comes to designing a home the natural flow and seamless integration of the inside and out is important. Doors play a pivotal role in this design element. Practical consideration to door design helps provide timeless aesthetics for your home.” - Janet Coker, Specifying Dynamics

Innovation

  • New products to suit current trends
  • Creative door designs
  • New technology
Innovation Catalogue

Hume Applied Technologies harnesses the significant Research & Development, technical expertise and innovation born from over 60 years of manufacturing and applies its unique intellect and approach to improve product development and product performance.

Hume has developed strong strategic alliances with other innovative companies in the industry and continues to work on innovative solutions to provide advancements in all areas of operations.

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