The best carpets, from Geelong to the world

June 8, 2023 BY

Thousands of metres of carpet are produced in Godfrey Hirst's facilities.

Godfrey Hirst manufactures quality carpets, respecting people, product and planet.

The company’s local investment in people, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution provides total supply chain capability, ensuring quality control and consistency from product design, right through to delivery.

Godfrey Hirst is proud to have a loyal and long-serving inclusive and diverse workforce while managing organisational renewal to ensure an excellent mix of new thinking and deep knowledge.

Founded in Geelong in 1865, Godfrey Hirst now operates four carpet manufacturing facilities, three yarn processing facilities, 10 distribution centres, and 14 sales offices across Australia and New Zealand.

The business presently employs more than 1,000 people, of which roughly half are employed in Australia and half in New Zealand.

Textile manufacturing and a love for quality, locally produced products were passed on from Godfrey Hirst, who established the Victorian Woollen and Cloth Manufacturing company more than 150 years ago.

Today, thousands of metres of carpet are produced in its facilities in Australia, and both carpet and hard flooring are supplied to flooring retailers around Australia and New Zealand, as well as major commercial projects in all market segments across workspace, retail, hospitality, healthcare, aged care, education, public space and multi-residential.

Godfrey Hirst is proud to have a loyal and long-serving inclusive and diverse workforce.


As a global flooring solution provider, the business offer the largest portfolio in the world, featuring products that people trust to use in the spaces they live, learn, work, play and rest.

Through its in-house design, manufacturing and distributing facilities, it provides local support with passionate and knowledgeable design and sales teams.

“As a local manufacturer, being able to support our local chamber of commerce is important to us and gives us the opportunity to keep close connection to the economic epicentre of our manufacturing hubs, but also to collaborate on corporate, commerce and community events in our area,” Godfrey Hirst’s Renee Smith said.

“Here at Godfrey Hirst, we have a passion for creativity and inclusion, our decision to continue to partner with the Geelong Chamber of Commerce provides the perfect opportunity to align our values and celebrate local.”

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