We’re a Kiwi company with a passion for Aotearoa. After all, we live here too. The first Pink® Batts® insulation began rolling out the factory door of our Penrose, Auckland-based facility in 1961 and we have been manufacturing on the same site since then.
It has been over 60 years and it gives us extreme pleasure to know that we have helped warm a multitude of New Zealand homes and hearts.
To be New Zealanders’ first choice for keeping their homes and workplaces warm, dry, healthy and quiet while minimising the impact to the environment.
Pink® Batts® was originally known as New Zealand Fibre Glass Limited sold under New Zealand Glass Manufacturers Proprietary which bought the Penrose land and built the factory about 1961.
The first factory was built in association with Owens Corning - the world’s inventor of glass fibre insulation. It was in 1973 that Pink® Batts® product name was trade marked by combining the Owens Corning "Pink brand", and Batts® owned by us. 37 Years after our founding, Tasman Insulation New Zealand came to be, separating us from our Australian counterparts and recognising our New Zealand heritage and future.
In 2022, Tasman Insulation New Zealand and Forman Building Systems came together to create Comfortech Building Performance Solutions®. We are the only glass wool insulation manufacturer in New Zealand – using local suppliers, employing kiwis and supporting the New Zealand industry. We’ve been manufacturing on the same Auckland site since 1961 where every day we look for new ideas in product design and plant efficiency to make New Zealand's favourite insulation even better.
Timeline of events and milestones
1961: Founding The first factory built in Auckland under the original name ‘New Zealand Fibre Glass Limited’ in association with Owens Corning - the world’s inventor of glass fibre insulation.
1970: Christchurch location opens In 1970 we launched our Christchurch location, increasing insulation production and reach across New Zealand. These days distribution and South Island sales are based in Christchurch.
1973: Pink® Batts® product name trade marked Combining the Owens Corning "Pink brand", and Batts® the Pink® Batts® product name was trademarked.
1998: Renamed Tasman Insulation New Zealand Limited 37 Years after our founding, Tasman Insulation came to be. Separating us from our Australian counterparts and recognising our New Zealand heritage and future.
2003: Joined the Fletcher Building group Joined the building products division of Fletcher Building- the New Zealand based building industry company. Fletcher Building’s origins in New Zealand date back to 1909, when the original Fletcher Company built its first house in Dunedin.
2004: PinkFit® franchise network launched We launched PinkFit® installers, our franchised installer service. Creating a full service offering - from products to expert installation.
2008: Improved our glass melting technology Innovated our glass melting technology in our Penrose, Auckland manufacturing plant so that we now use 50% less energy when making Pink® Batts® insulation
2012: W.E.S.P emissions reducer installed WESP: A wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP) installed on site at our Penrose, Auckland location deals with the emissions from the manufacturing process
2018: New retrofit products launched In line with rental property insulation standards we launched our latest offering- RTA specific products. Focusing and continuing with our tradition of providing our customers the best and easiest insulation offerings.
2019: Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) published We published an Environmental Product Declaration - a robust, science based, independent assessment of the environmental efficiency of our New Zealand manufacturing process and plant for Pink® Batts® glass wool insulation.
2019: Recycled plastic content in packaging The very packaging which Pink® Batts® insulation comes in contains recycled material – and the good news is that recycled material is in fact “used” Pink® Batts® plastic bags.
2019: Partnership with DuPont™ Tyvek® The Pink® Batts® insulation team is now partnering with DuPont™ to distribute Tyvek® building envelope solutions in New Zealand.The product range include roof underlays, wall underlay and tapes
2022: Renamed Comfortech Building Performance Solutions® Comfortech® is the result of two locally owned and operated companies (Tasman Insulation and Forman Building Systems) uniting 170 years of experience, history, and expertise under one roof. At Comfortech®, our goal is to create New Zealand's most comfortable living and working spaces.
Made in New Zealand, that’s our strength
Pink® Batts® insulation is purpose-built for our famous (some might say fickle) local conditions. We have been around in New Zealand for 60 years and you can be pretty sure we’ve learned a thing or two about the best way to keep a Kiwi home warm, dry, happy and healthy.
We want to do our bit to ensure future generations can enjoy all that’s great about New Zealand, always. That’s why we’re constantly looking at our plant and processes to see if further improvements can be made to reduce impact on the environment and to increase our already high safety standards.