DECO Australia buys Sydney-based manufacturer Opening Roof Specialists

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New South Wales-based manufacturer DECO Australia has completed the acquisition of Opening Roof Specialists, a Sydney-based company specialising in the manufacturing of aluminium opening roof systems. 

Established in 2000, Opening Roof Specialists offers an opening roof system designed by its founder Alex Pataky, offering a unique outdoor roofing solution. 

Ross Doonan, founder and director of DECO Australia, said the acquisition presents a unique opportunity for DECO to scale its market presence. 

“Outdoor living is central to our Australian lifestyle and climate. The acquisition of Opening Roof Specialists will allow DECO to expand into a market that complements our wide range of existing aluminium building products, like DecoDeck®, DecoBatten® and DecoClad®, that are already being used in this space,” Doonan said. 

“As an Australian-owned family business ourselves, we are pleased we have the capability to expand and grow our company, as well as bring more high-quality architectural solutions to our customer base.”

As part of the acquisition, Scott Reed will serve as general manager of Opening Roof Specialists, replacing retiring CEO and founder Alex Pataky. 

Reed brings to his new role over 30 years of industry experience, with previous positions at Steel-line, Stair Lock, and Digga Australia. 

“Opening Roof Specialists is a fantastic business, with a fantastic product. I am looking forward to joining the team and working alongside the DECO team to grow the business and get more opening roofs in Aussie backyards,” Reed said. 

The acquisition is slated to come into effect from 21 February 2024.