Q: Who is Godfreys?
A: Godfreys Group Limited (ASX:GFY) is an ASX-listed retailer and one of Australia’s most iconic retail companies. Established more than 85 years ago, Godfreys is one of the largest specialty retailers of commercial floorcare and associated cleaning products in the Australian and New Zealand market. Godfreys employs over 400 permanent, full-time equivalent company staff, with its head office and company-operated distribution centre located in Victoria.
Q: How many stores does the company have and where are they located?
A: Godfreys has a network of over 200 stores Australia-wide, with a mix of company and franchised stores. The stores are predominately located in shopping centres and retail shopping strips as well as stand-alone superstores. The stores are either standard size and design or dedicated superstores which have a larger product offering. The company also distributes its products through wholesale channels and an online platform.
Q: Which products and services does the company sell?
A: Godfreys is an integrated business that designs and develops vacuum cleaners, floorcare and other cleaning products, including steam cleaners, robotic vacuum cleaners and their associated accessories. The company also co-ordinates the manufacture, service and repair of these products, as well as developing and advertising brands and selling to both wholesale and retail markets. Godfreys has an extensive range of company-owned brands (including Sauber, Wertheim and Pullman), an exclusively licensed brand (Hoover), an exclusively distributed brand (Vorwerk), and third party brands (such as Bissell, Miele and Electrolux) in its product portfolio.
Q: Who are Godfreys’ key people?
A: Godfreys’ Chairman is Brendan Fleiter, who was appointed to the Godfreys Group Limited Board in November 2014 and became Chairman on the 1st of January, 2018. For more information about the Chairman and the Board of Directors, visit our section about the board. The company’s CEO and Executive Director is Jason Gowie, who was appointed on the 4th of December, 2017. For more information about the CEO and the senior leadership team, visit our section about the management team.
Q: When did Godfreys become an ASX-listed company?
A: Godfreys listed on the ASX on 25 November, 2014.
Q: Where can I find more information about the company and its retail offering, as well as more general FAQs?
A: For more information about Godfreys, please see the appropriate section on our website.