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Here for our customers for 100 years.

Back in 1920, a Wellington man by the name of Robert Lorimer Button (RLB) went into business as a general merchant, dealing in imported goods from all over the world. As Robert unpacked those products from the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and South East Asia and dreamed of building a thriving business, he would never have guessed his legacy would still be going strong a century later.

These days, with Robert’s family still at the helm, R.L Button & Co Limited is RLB Packaging, one of New Zealand’s leading packaging and wrapping suppliers. We are sincerely grateful to still be striving and thriving after 100 years. We would like to humbly thank our loyal customers and business partners for helping us to come so far.

Throughout our four generations of history, we’ve always tried to retain our founder’s spirit, priding ourselves on our personable approach, integrity and customer focus. We are hugely proud to have such a talented team of individuals who have supported our family company throughout our history, that are so passionate and committed to helping service our customers and advance our efforts in the industry. Our purpose is simple: make a positive difference to our customers, our team and our communities.

RLB Packaging at 100 is a different looking business to the one that Robert founded. Over the past 50 years our focus has evolved, along with our customer’s needs. In partnership with our loyal local and global suppliers, we provide customers across New Zealand with expertise, innovation and unique packaging solutions. We have physical locations in Auckland and Christchurch, and sales and service presence all over the country.

Achieving 100 years in business is a rare thing in New Zealand. We immensely proud to join a select group of companies who have been able to mark this historic milestone.

 



RLB 1000 Hours Project

For almost 100 years, RLB have placed a huge emphasis on giving back to our communities and helping Kiwis in need.

In 2020, we have decided as a team to also give our time. Through our RLB 1,000 Hours Project we will be giving one thousand hours of our teams time over the next twelve months to support the fantastic work that both the Auckland City Mission and Christchurch City Mission provide to our communities.

We believe that through our people and our time we can make a positive difference to our communities. We support a number of charities and community projects but on top of this we want to get closer to the City Missions to support the fantastic work that they are doing in both the North and South Islands. Our team will largely participate in packing emergency food parcels for struggling families, sorting donated clothing and household items, supporting with night shelter meals.

We encourage you to check out the fantastic initiatives that both the Auckland City Mission and Christchurch City Mission provide to improve the quality of people’s lives and enable them to be more self sufficient.

To learn more please visit their websites below:

Auckland City Mission - https://www.aucklandcitymission.org.nz/
Christchurch City Mission - https://www.citymission.org.nz/




 



RLB Packaging acquires Packaging Express Ltd.

We are pleased to announce that RLB Packaging has recently acquired Packaging Express Limited from Tony Orr.
We are thrilled to be able to take over and continue the fantastic service and expertise that Tony has provided since 1997.  We will be taking over on Monday 15th February 2020 and Tony will be on hand to support with a smooth transition.

To contact RLB Packaging please call 0800 850 060 or email James Elvidge at jamese@rlbpackging.co.nz

For more information on our company, products and services please view our website.





Westpac Auckland Business Awards

We are hugely proud to announce that RLB Packaging have been announced as Finalists of the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2019 - South & East.

The winner for Excellence in Customer Service Delivery will be announced at the Business Awards Event on 28th November 2019.

Regardless of the result this is an amazing achievement to make the Finalists in a category with close to 500 entrants.

Its a huge accolade and acknowledgement to the fantastic job that the team at RLB Packaging are doing to deliver on Our Purpose to “make a positive difference to our customers, our team and our communities.”

Please find link to the article here.



 



Best Bars

Best Bars reduces stretch film consumption and improves the sustainability of transporting pallets of towbars & automotive accessories.

When Duane Murphy, Logistics Manager for Best Bars went searching for a new Pallet Wrap Machine, it was a welcome surprise to learn how much plastic film waste and pallet wrap costs could be saved by investing in the new Tornado P300 Pallet Wrap Machine.

If you would like to read more on RLB Packaging's solutions for Best Bars and how it
has improved their plastic film waste and reduced pallet wrap costs, please click on the link below. 

Please find the link to the article here.






 




Dunstan Horsefeeds

Dunstan Nutrition Ltd reduces stretch film consumption and improves the sustainability of transporting pallets of premium horse feed.

When RLB met with Managing Director, Martin Blampied and his team, it was a welcome surprise to learn how much plastic film waste and pallet wrap costs could be saved by investing in the new Tornado P300 Pallet Wrap Machine.

If you would like to read more on RLB Packaging's solutions for Dunstan Nutrition Ltd and how it
has improved their plastic film waste and reduced pallet wrap costs, please click on the link below. 


Please find the link to the article here.



 




Ventilated Film

Rainbow Park Nurseries move to aerated film for the transport of indoor and outdoor plants.

Andrew Tayler, General Manager for Rainbow Park Nurseries was looking for a way to aerate top quality indoor plants, perennials and ornamental plants for transport from their modern nursery in Ramarama to their customers throughout New Zealand. Knowing that if a solution were found, productivity would also be improved, he turned to RLB Packaging.

If you would like to read more on RLB Packaging's solutions for Rainbow Park Nurseries and how it has improved their productivity, please click on the link below. 


Please find the link to the article here.




 





Sustainable Packaging

There is currently a resurge on sustainable packing. Packaging consumes significant resources and generates approximately 12% of the rubbish we send to landfills.

RLB is committed to reducing waste and is constantly looking for new products that cause minimal adverse environmental impacts, so watch this space for new products being released. 

If you would like to read more on the business of sustainable packaging, click on the link below to find an article by the Packaging Council of New Zealand.

Please find the link to the article here.

 

 
 
 


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