For over three decades we’ve been making sure everything’s tight and right for Kiwi businesses.

Our approach to each task starts and finishes with a dedication to quality service. At Universal we believe in always treating our customers like we would want to be treated.

It’s a non-negotiable, every-day-in-every-way standard that delivers clarity of purpose to our work and peace of mind to our customers.

Our History.

Starting out.

Founded by Neville Goddin in 1985, Universal was originally started as a contract packing company servicing the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. In 1988 we diversified into specialty containers, closures and primary packaging for these industries and, for close to two decades, worked our hardest to meet the ever-changing demands for product packaging.

In 2007 this all changed with the progression into our current business focus. The move was not taken lightly – there were plenty of discussions behind closed doors on the merits of sticking with what we knew compared with developing new expertise. New Zealand businesses were crying out for better, faster, more effective load containment. It was a need that could not be ignored.

So we began to focus solely on end of line packaging, specialising in pallet load containment products and machinery.

New Innovations.

On a roll.

In 2009 we became the sole New Zealand distributor for Wulftec International’s range of pallet wrapping and strapping machinery. In 2011 we added the SPINNY range of pallet wrapping machinery to our stable, becoming exclusive New Zealand distributors for this technology also.

Our ever-increasing expertise helped introduce new features and equipment to the market, as was the case in 2013 when we undertook Australasia’s first ever installation of dual floor-mounted rotary arm Wulftec stretch wrappers

We’ve also stayed on the cutting edge of product development. In 2010 we launched ClearWrap, our premium, high performance, cast stretch film proving to be immediately popular. In 2012 SmartWrap was launched. This innovative range of low gauge, hand stretch wrap was an industry first for the New Zealand market.

Measured Thinking.

A clear difference.

When first starting in load containment we quickly discovered that stretch wrapping was all too often undervalued by Kiwi businesses. It may often be clear – but that doesn’t make it invisible.

When done right stretch wrapping not only ensures goods arrive in the best condition, it also saves money by minimising damage costs and maximising process efficiency.

That’s why we take a broad view of your operation, to see where we can save you time and money along your pallet wrapping process. It’s also why in recent times we have also developed two key service programmes.

Our SCOPE programme provides a thorough assessment and refinement of both their packaging processes along with a wider logistical operational overview. The PACT system keeps a close eye on inventory while ensuring machines are efficiently wrapping pallets each and every time.

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Since we first opened our doors in 1985 our team has worked with New Zealand companies from Kaitaia to the Bluff. Be it light or heavy, tissue paper to concrete blocks, if it’s dispatched on a daily basis the chances are that we’ve helped to wrap it.

This experience is vital. Pallet wrap, shrink wrap or stretch film, you can call it what you want. But when you need to get the most from product and processes, from how and where it’s wrapped to the security, efficiency and cost effectiveness, call us first.

Milestones

1985

Established

By Neville Goddin in 1985. Universal Packaging started out as a contract packing company servicing the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in NZ.

1988

Focus on Specialty Containers, Closures & Primary Packaging

Strategic change of focus to specialty containers, closures and primary packaging for the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

2007

Began Specialising in Pallet Load Containment

Business began concentrating on end of line packaging, specialising in pallet load containment products and machinery.

2009

Became Sole NZ Distributor for Wulftec

Wulftec International’s range of pallet wrapping and strapping machinery.

2010

ClearWrap was Launched

Our premium, high performance, cast stretch wrapping film.

2011

Became Sole NZ Distributor for SPINNY

SPINNY’s range of pallet wrapping machinery.

2012

SmartWrap was Launched

Our innovative range of low gauge, hand stretch wrap. An industry first for the NZ market.

2013

First Ever Installation of Machinery in Australasia

Installation of Dual Floor Mounted Rotary Arm Wulftec Stretch Wrappers into a Grocery Distribution Company.

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Mount Cook summit climbs worth of film on a pallet of stretched ClearWrap15

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kg of stretch film saved every year using the SCOPE Programme

180

Seconds, the average time taken to hand wrap a pallet

2000

kg or a white rhino is the weight capacity of our SPINNY S140 Turntable

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