Wesbeam's History

As a young engineering graduate, Thomas Cullity started Cullity Timbers in 1928.

In 1928 Thomas Cullity, the son of Irish immigrants, started Cullity Timbers in Perth Western Australia. It was the beginning of an association between the Cullity name and the timber industry that endures to this day.

The Cullity family – and a team of investors and industry experts – formed Wesbeam in 2001. Three years and $115 million dollars later, the first billet of Wesbeam laminated veneer lumber rolled off the production line. We’d built a better wood.

Today, Wesbeam is an Australian-owned company whose Board and Senior Management have over 70 years’ experience in the manufacture and sale of timber and wood panel products.


  • 1928 Cullity Timbers
  • 1942 Westralian Plywoods
  • 1962 Wesply - pioneer particleboard production in Australia
  • 1971 Wesfi
  • 2001 Wesbeam formed
  • 2003 Wesbeam factory built
  • 2004 Wesbeam begins LVL production