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Koppers Australia

Koppers Australia is a leading diversified manufacturer of quality carbon materials, chemicals and treated wood products vital to a range of industries in Australasia and the Pacific.

Products include the manufacture and distribution of carbon materials and chemicals, treated wood poles, engineering and piling timbers and landscaping and viticulture products. 

Our services include forest assessments and forest management services.

Koppers Australia is a fully-owned subsidiary of Koppers Inc. and the only Australian supplier of carbon pitch to the aluminium smelting industry.

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Koppers Australia is firmly committed to advancing a Zero Harm culture that places the care and protection of its people, environment and communities above all else.

View our 2021 Sustainability Report

Learn about Koppers Australia GHG Emissions Reductions

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Koppers Australia commenced operation in Australia on February 28, 1967 as a joint venture between Koppers Company, Inc. (KCI) and the Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP).


Over the years, Koppers Australia has expanded its product and service range. It has undertaken joint ventures and worked with industry partners and researchers to continually develop its products and services to meet customer’s changing needs. 

Thermal Oxidation

Koppers Australia invests heavily in the upgrade and maintenance of its plants to improve efficiency and environmental performance.  

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Our People

Koppers Australia employs more than 150 people and is proud to be supporting manufacturing jobs in regional Australia.

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Koppers Australia Pty Ltd

Richard Lyons

Vice President, Australian Operations

Toula Panagiotou

Commercial Finance Manager
& Company Secretary

Paul McEwan

Safety, Environment and Risk Manager

James Dunlop

Financial Controller

Josiah Ling

IT Manager, APAC Operations

Carbon Materials and Chemicals

Nick Moretti

Operations Manager

Shane Beasley

Technical Services Manager

Scott McCallum

Commercial Finance Manager

Wood Products

Richard Bennett

General Manager

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Our Values

We updated our Corporate Values in January 2015 to better represent how we conduct ourselves with one another and with our customers, shareholders, partners, the community, and others.

Koppers logo in white

We are a leading diversified manufacturer serving the region’s industry with carbon and other products derived from coal tar, preservative treated wood products and wood preservatives.