Where Your Kina Buys More!
15th July 1995
Badili Hardware commences trading in the suburb of Badili, in Port Moresby. Doors open with 7 staff full of enthusiasm and keen to help our customers buy more with their hard-earned Kina.
3rd Anniversary and move to Central POM
Our new branch is opened in the commercial hub of Waigani Drive, in Port Moresby. This move marked our 3rd anniversary and was a milestone move considering our previous size of operations.
Badili Hardware celebrates its 10th Anniversary, and expands its Waigani store into a full retail and wholesale ‘tradie’ setup, laying the first stage of what is to become our eventual POM Superstore.
The Badili Hardware family keeps growing
We bring on our 50th employee and continue growing while also beginning to win the confidence and support of large industry partners.
Preferred Supplier for PNG made products
After a decade of exceptional growth, Badili Hardware becomes the exclusive domestic supplier for large PNG based manufacturers such as Dulux, PNG forest products, and PNG Tahieyo cement, among others.
The PNG LNG Project is initiated
The first liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project in PNG is initiated by ExxonMobil and is successfully signed to go ahead with the front-end engineering design ‘feed’ phase in late 2009. The PNG economy experiences an unprecedented boom phase.
2010 through 2014
Badili Hardware experiences tremendous growth and becomes the preferred partner for LNG contractors
We establish ourselves as tier-1 operators within the hardware and building materials segment and begin partnering with the major sub-contractors of the LNG project such as Chiyoda JV, Consolidated Contractors company, and Nippon JV, among others.
PNG Hosts the Pacific Games and Badili Hardware is an infrastructure partner
The construction phase of all the stadiums and other infrastructure starts in 2013 and Badili Hardware successfully takes part as one of the valued partners supporting the on-time delivery of these crucial infrastructure projects.
We are recognized as a “Good Corporate Citizen” by the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations:
In recognition of our consistent and values driven work, the PNG government designates Badili Hardware a “Good Corporate Citizen”, this is a proud moment for the Badili Hardware family and recognition of the hard work undertaken by the team.
20th Anniversary and The Badili Hardware family grows to 100
Badili Hardware turns 20 years old, and passionately continues on its mission of being a place ‘Where Your Kina Buys more!’. We also bring on our 100th employee and our reputation rises as one of the most desired places to work in the building materials and construction space in Papua New Guinea.
We become ISO certified
Alongside our 20th Anniversary, and to reinforce our customer centric approach, we become ISO 9001 certified, one of the only PNG based organizations to do so. We bring into practice better point of sales and inventory systems and ensure robust quality management across our business and continue to do so today.
Badili Hardware embraces its social responsibilities by initiating an annual corporate blood drive program
As we grow we realize our obligations to society need to keep in step, and we begin phase 1 of our philanthropic activities, formalizing the annual blood drive into a companywide event. In recognition of outstanding donor support from the Badili Hardware family we are awarded the ‘’Corporate Blood Donor award’’ by ANZ Bank in conjunction with Port Moresby General Hospital’s Blood Bank.
Welcome to LAE City Badili Hardware
We open our doors in Lae City, considered the industrial capital of PNG. Our Lae store opens its doors for our Morobe and Highlands based customers on 19th of October 2016, with our Lae staff exhibiting the same passion as our Badili launch staff in 1995, continuing on our mission to help our customers buy more with their hard-earned Kina!
PNG Hosts the APEC Summit, and we help with infrastructure
PNG hosts the 2018 APEC Summit and we are thrilled to be chosen as the preferred material supplier for APEC construction partner, Leighton PNG.
Preferred Supplier for Protective and Marine Coating Systems
We notice a gap in the market for quality Protective and Marine coatings systems and sign on with global leader PPG as their exclusive distributor for Papua New Guinea, our relationship races right out of the gate with us successful in winning a major marine coatings project with the PNG Dockyard.
Purpose built centralised warehouse near Port of Motukea for Badili Hardware
With our continued growth we successfully erect a purpose-built warehouse facility of 5000 square meters on 2.5 hectares of land near the newly established Port of Motukea, and operations between our multiple sites are now greatly improved.
New purpose-built superstore in LAE for Badili Hardware LAE
We complete our purpose-built new store in a prime part of Lae City and move our retail operations to the new location. Customers big and small rave about our new and improved customer experience and the high quality of the materials we supply.
We begin building our new purpose-built retail superstore in Port Moresby
Right next to our current location in POM city we break ground and begin earth works for our next generation retail superstore, big things are coming!
Amidst the COVID19 pandemic Badili Hardwareturns 25 years old! And the family grows to 150+
While the world is in lockdown battling COVID19, Badili Hardware steps up as a corporate leader and imports much needed PPE for local hospitals. We do our bit as corporate citizens and take the steps to ensure our customers, staff, and their families are all looked after during this difficult time. In July we quietly celebrate our 25th anniversary, surrounded by our 150 strong family of employees, and resolve ourselves to help Papua New Guinea get through the pandemic. LET’S DO THIS PNG!
As a responsible corporate citizen, we conduct business ethically, fairly, and without prejudice. Most importantly, we are a proud employer of over 150+ Papua New Guineans whom we call our 'Badili Family'.