Our history

Since 1998, PII has combined warm customer relationships with true industry excellence.


pii incorporation

PII incorporation

The roots of the PII story can be traced back to one man, Mick
Finn, and his 20 years spent working in distribution and export
for CSR Building Products across PNG and the Pacific Islands.
When CSR decided to disband the division, Mick and his wife
Carol took it over as a new company they named Pacific Islands
International (PII) – the first in a fleet of businesses that would
eventually come under the umbrella of parent company, the Finn
Pacific Group.


thuringowa drive office

Thuringowa Drive office

Business grew quite quickly for Pl I in the early days and the
expanding staff outgrew the garage. In the year 2000, Mick and
Carol found a new office, an old house, on Thuringowa Drive in
Kirwan Townsville.

This would be home for PII over the following 16 years. A young
Ashley Finn joined the company in 2002.


pii expansion


Mick was always looking for an opportunity to expand his
business and purchased the Willows Mitre 10 in Townsville.

After a couple of years, Mick started Finn’s Panel Solutions,
supplying boards and accessories to the North Queensland
cabinet industry. Mick and Carol’s eldest daughter Renee
managed both businesses over this time.


pii china office opening

China office opening

During Mick’s CSR days, he had spent a lot of time in China and
through his contacts had formed a great friendship with Mr
Huang, a Chinese national from Xuzhou, Jiangsu.

In 2005, along with Mr Huang, Mick opened the PII China
Division and this quickly grew to four staff.


pii mick finn sadly passes away

Mick Finn sadly passes away

Mick passed away by the beach in Mexico on the 15th December,
2008 surrounded by his family, on the holiday he loved so dear.

Mick will be sorely missed but never forgotten as our companies
grow from his work.


ashle and renee become pii company directors

Ashley and Renee, become PII company directors

In keeping with Mick’s vision for the future, Ashley Finn and
Renee Finn have joined Carol Finn as new Company Directors.


pii expands network to include timor leste

PII expands network to include Timor Leste


pii china office celebrates ten years

China office celebrates 10 years


pii moves mick finn house

Company moves to Mick Finn House, Townsville

Andrew Dreger appointed PII General Manager


pii celebrate twenty years

PII celebrate 20 years

PII celebrates 20 years in business. PII is a Queensland Regional
Exporter of the Year finalist.


pii rebrands

PII rebrands

PII Sales team can’t travel due to pandemic – Develops new
operating system & rebrands

2023 - 2024

PII celebrate 25 years

PII celebrates 25 years in business.