The Pallet Company is one of New Zealand’s largest manufacturers of wooden pallets, bins and crates. With two branches nationwide, Auckland and Napier, servicing the majority of the North Island, we offer exceptional service, superior quality and competitive pricing. With over 21 years’ experience in the industry, The Pallet Company has become, and remains a market leader through innovation and unsurpassed customer service. Our dedicated team is part of our recipe for success and going beyond our client’s expectations is imbedded in our company values.
The Pallet Company is the largest supplier of wooden pallets, crates and bins for the horticultural industry. Our fully computerised cutting system and automated pallet machine produces over 2500 pallets per eight hour shift, guaranteeing customer demands are met, with superior quality control.
In 2012 The Pallet Company was awarded three prestigious titles in the Westpac West Auckland Business Awards. The overall Supreme Award Winner, Excellence in Sustainable Success and Excellence in Innovation and Improvement.
The Pallet Company (TPC) was established in 1995 as a recycler of used wooden pallets and was started by Nick Barton at age 18. The business was originally located in a rented yard in Avenger Place, Glendene. Nick built a ‘pallet stripper’ in 1996 that was used to recycle wooden pallets. In 1997 Nick hired his first employee. From 1996, TPC began manufacturing new wooden pallets and a section of land was purchased in 1999 at Culperry Road, Glendene. At age 21, Nick designed and project managed the factory that the present company today operates from. By the time the new factory was completed, Nick had a factory staff of 6.
The Pallet Company has a grown from a one person small business to a multi branch company that now employs over 120 staff nationwide.
In 2004, Nick hired his first Production Manager (Scott) and the infrastructure of the company began to slowly develop. Scott still works as the Production Manager today. In 2003 the neighbouring property on Culperry Road was purchased and TPC developed one factory that specialised in the processing/cutting of timber, and the new factory specialised in the assembly of pallets. 2005 marked a turning point for TPC when their first computerised optimising saw was purchased.
In 2008 a third site in Bancroft Crescent was developed to house a fully automated production line with a unique focus on the high quality mass production of pallets for both the FMCG sectors and the horticultural industry. The Bancroft site is capable of producing over 2500 pallets per shift.
In 2011 TPC was the first company in New Zealand to install a heat chamber and gain accreditation from MAF for the process of heat treating timber. 2011 saw the introduction of a high speed planner giving the company capacity to machine gauge componetry within the product lines.
In 2012 shares in Bay Pallets, 2012 were purchased giving coverage over the Bay of Plenty area, further enhancing capacity to meet market demands.
With the purchase of Fernwood NZ Limited in 2012 the company now incorporates a site in Pandora, Napier and supplies high quality bins and crates for the horticultural industry. The Pallet Company-Hawkes Bay is now a leading supplier to the Hawkes Bay region.
We have been the largest supplier of wooden pallets for the kiwifruit industry since 2012.
In 2012 The Pallet Company won the tender to process Carter Holt Harvey’s (CHH) Downfall Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL). Product is sold through Engineered Pine Products (EPP) our joint venture with NZ Pine Sales Limited.
To accommodate The Pallet Company’s growth and development the decision was made to sell our Culperry Road site and in late 2015 we moved to our current Bancroft Crescent site, combining our production facilities with new purpose built offices.
The Pallet Company is a registered member of the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association and is involved with the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA).
The Pallet Company is accredited by Enza and Zespri to supply pallets to the apple and kiwifruit industries.