Originally setup to manufacture boxes, and crates for the military and the soft drink industry. Today Star Box is an industry-leading manufacturer of wine, presentation boxes, pallets and cases and bed frames.
Starbox is a family owned business which has been in operation for over 70 years. The company specialises in the manufacture of wine and presentation boxes, cases, pallets, frames and cable reels.
It's modern plant is situated in Mangere, Auckland, close to all main arterial routes in and out of the city. The plant employs 16-20 staff and has the capacity to process large quantities for that special "one off" promotion. Seventy years of experience ensures a commitment to outstanding service and quality all at competitive pricing.
Today, Starbox is NZ's largest supplier of wooden wine and presentation boxes. We also produce large volumes of pallets and cases. Our modern plant which includes the latest technology optimising saws allows us to process large volumes of timber thereby meeting all our customer demands.
Our story / history
In 1947 Starbox was purchased by Selwyn Ireland, a return serviceman who was looking for a new challenge and way to support his family. The Company had 5 employees and was making beer crates and general timber packaging. Selwyn looking to expand the business increased its product range to include ammunition cases and then the Coca cola boxes for the Soft Drink Industry. By the mid 1970's the company was producing up to 2000 coca cola boxes per day but once again was forced to change direction as the Soft Drink Industry went from wooden to plastic crates. Since the late 1970's the company has expanded its product range to include pallets, cable reels, bed frames, wine and presentation boxes.
In 2007 the company modernised its plant by purchasing the latest technology optimising saw which allows for fast efficient processing of lumber with reduced waste and maximum safety for the work force. Since then the company has shifted from its original site of 60+ years in Onehunga to a large modern plant in Mangere. The modernisation of the plant has continued with the introduction of a second faster optimising saw and a Beam saw for its panel work.
Starbox is now well placed to continue to grow with an eye for outstanding quality and service