Our Story

The story of New Zealand, the country of open spaces, open hearts and open minds and famous Kiwi ingenuity, strongly resonates with the story of Tumblar Products New Zealand. 

FOUNDED

Years history of leading manufacturing expertise

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From incredible yet humble beginnings, Tumblar has built its impeccable credibility and world class reputation focusing on collaboration, utmost attention to quality and all aspects of manufacturing modernisation with its unshakable commitment to customer service in NZ and around the world.  A pioneering spirit and Kiwi can do attitude continues to run through the DNA of Tumblar for over 40 years.

The story of NZ and its culture that steeps in ‘Let’s do attitude’ and world famous humble Kiwi ingenuity resonates with one of Tumblar –  the company was founded on the essence of Kiwi spirit and its relentless commitment to giving it a go.  Our new company logo reflects our New Zealand background, Kiwi spirit, fresh thinking and our beautiful environments surrounded by the South Pacific Ocean.

 

From an engineering background, John went on to set up production of antistatic fabric softeners for Fisher & Paykel tumbler dryers, and as a result Tumblar was born in 1981. 

Since its inception, Tumblar has gone from strength to strength over many years by modernising, acquiring new premises, building new cutting edge manufacturing facilities, expanding its teams and customer base that now spreads all around the world from the Netherlands to the USA, Asia and Australia.

OUR STORY OVER THE YEARs

1980      1990      2000      2010      2020

1980

Registration

The name “Tumblar Products” is registered

1981

Anti-Static softener

The first Tumblar Anti-Static Softener Pads are produced for the New Zealand Market

1985

First Factory

Tumblar opens a new factory on the corner of Shakespeare road and Thackeray Street

Tumblar starts producing toilet blocks

1988

Second Factory

John opens a second factory on the corner of Durham and Walker Street to keep up with the extra customer demand

1992

EXPANSION

Tumblar moves to a bigger plant in Wickham Street and extends its production facilities welcoming new FMCG customers

2002

 First GMP factory

Tumblar moves into a bigger factory on Ferry Road to accommodate the growing customer base. They build the first GMP factory and start producing personal care ranges for export.

2010

Bigger Plant

Because of rapid growth Tumblar has to move into an even a bigger plant in Pages Road

2011

Earthquake

Christchurch has a Major Earthquake; this results in a need to move

2012

Latest Plant

Tumblar moves to the latest plant in Halswell Junction road

2016

Agri Trade Product

Tumblar starts production of agricultural products

2018

New Digital Equipment

New digital equipment to modernise processes in place

2019

Health & Safety

Tumblar achieves ISO 45001 Health & Safety accreditation.

Sustainability internship programme is implemented

2020

New Branding

Company brand identity re-launch with exciting new NPD, Operations and Culture initiatives

2021

Industry 4.0

Tumblar reduces factory GHG emissions by 25%, gains Sedex Member Ethical Trade Audit accreditation and begins its Industry 4.0 journey

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Tumblar Products
NEW ZEaLAND

648 Halswell Junction Road,
Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
PO Box 19-949, Christchurch 8241, New Zealand
P: +64 3 384 2562
enquiry@tumblar.co.nz