Ecocork - 1980 - Peeled cork tree

1980

Alberto, our founder, as a kid growing up in Portugal uses Cork products all the time. its part of the heritage with cork tree's throughout Portugal. As kids they could peel off cork bark to make various things, boats, shock absorbers, plates, spoons, edge protection, even paint.

1986

Alberto moves to Australia as one of few Portuguese Cork flooring installers & finishers. The concept of cork was used widely as a cork floor at the time but not many with the life experience like Alberto.

History-1989

1989

Moves cork flooring business to Gold Coast to again remain one of the only offering cork floors.

1999

Cork starts to be used as an acoustic cork underlay product in Australia. Made into large rolls, 1m wide. Small amounts of supply arranged with a local importer. Most jobs originating on the Gold Coast & Brisbane.

2002

First Australian major project with acoustic cork used throughout all floors of Gold Coast hi-rise, a building that at the time was searching for the highest specification available. Cork is still the only option that meets the high standards of this building.

2004

Acoustic Cork underlay begins to be distributed also to Sydney & Melbourne for its first major projects.
2004 - kirra wave

2006

``AcoustaCORK`` - Australia's first pure cork acoustic underlay is created. Container loads of rolls are still ordered via local Australian importer.

2008

AcoustaCORK is now imported directly into Australia, reducing the costs and allowing the opportunity for more people to benefit from cork products.

2011 - yve

2011

AcoustaCORK product is redeveloped using a better granular structure and range of densities to increase the acoustic performance of the product. AcoustaCORK begins to be used by many other flooring businesses in QLD, NSW, VIC & now Perth, WA.

2015

Second major change for AcoustaCORK. Redevelopment and even further improvement including the option for AcoustaCORK sheets. This created further efficiencies for the product and a greater range of uses.

History - 2016

2016

AcoustaCORK's massive demand in Australia begins to cause confusion internationally and adopts the international brand, AcoustiCORK rolls. The AcoustaCORK improved sheet version is still only available in Australia. The roll format is dropped from Australia.

2018

AcoustiCORK improved sheets in Australia fast becomes the standard specification on almost all major projects Australia-wide and explodes onto the market. This forces further change, as the AcoustiCORK improved sheets are requested internationally but not accessible.


This forced the complete separation and the birth of what is now the most advanced natural acoustic solution, ecoCORK Acoustics, including underlay and ecoCORK Acoustics Australia. Remaining direct with the same Portugal supplier this now opens up further opportunities. The product goes through further improvements within the products density, thermal properties and fire ratings.

2011 - yve

History - 2019

2019

GO4CORK wall corks, an already existing product internationally, begins its introduction to ecoCORK Australia. Small batches are sent over for testing and selection. Also ecoCORK.com.au comes to life!

2020

First orders for GO4CORK wall tiles arrive into Australia. Interstate distributors for ecoCORK acoustic underlay are beginning to set up (NSW & VIC).
2020 - wall tiles

2021

GO4CORK demand increases quickly, already included in many specifications for large community and residential projects including 5-star hotels.

2022

Production grows as the demand increases. First 40ft order arrives including big stocks of GO4CORK Wall Corks and eCORK Acoustic Underlay ready for some key projects starting early 2023.
Ecocork History 2022