About Us

Our histroy

Market-leading technology. Decades of expertise.

In 1972, Nawkaw’s Canadian founders started the company as a brick-colouring operation. But they soon identified a gap in the building industry - while concrete was emerging an ideal building material for Canada’s harsh climate, colouring techniques had not kept pace. The resulting choice for building companies was simple: cover concrete with paint that would crack and peel; or leave it uncoloured.

So they began working on a system to inject some much-needed colour to grey cityscapes. The resulting technology quickly emereged as the leading weather-resistant concrete staining system. And so Nawkaw was born.

Since then, Nawkaw has expanded to offer full service in the US, Australia and New Zealand. And Nawkaw technology is available worldwide through our Reckli distributor network.

Today, the company’s refined technology is supported by offices in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Auckland and Christchurch. It’s backed by respected industry groups - like the Brick and Masonry Manufacturers. And it’s trusted by big names like Aldi, the University of Canberra and countless residential builders.

Nawkaw Timeline

  1. 1972

    Nawkaw begins brick colouring operations in Canada before moving into concret.

  2. 1984

    Technology further refined, propelling Nawkaw to the forefront of the building industry.

  3. 1984

    Nawkaw expands into the US market. Opens global headquarters in Athens, Georgia.

  4. 1997

    Nawkaw expands operations into Australia and New Zealand.

  5. Now

    Nawkaw’s Australia / NZ presence now includes offices in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Auckland and Christchurch.