If you’ve been scrolling through our socials or picked up one of our packing boxes at your local NS centre recently, you may have noticed that our collection of cardboard boxes looks a little different.
Our National Storage boxes have had a much-anticipated makeover! Sporting a sleek and minimalistic new design, each cardboard box product also features an extra important addition.
Our entire range of cardboard boxes now carry the certified New Zealand Made trademark. That’s right, every box is made right here in New Zealand, and from recycled content no less!
We made it official on New Zealand Made Day at the end of 2021, a day that Kiwis are encouraged to buy at least one locally made item to share the NZ Made love.
Why is it important that our boxes are New Zealand Made?
As one of Australasia’s largest self-storage providers, tailoring self-storage solutions to residential and commercial customers at over 30 storage centres across the North and South Islands, supporting New Zealand businesses and remaining true to our local origins is integral to the heart of our brand.
The iconic Kiwi trademark is recognised by 87% of New Zealanders and 64% of Kiwis buy locally produced produced over imported ones (Buy New Zealand Made Campaign Limited, 2022).
With this in mind, it was a no-brainer to join the Buy New Zealand Made Campaign family and add the trusted black triangle to our boxes moving forward.
Where do the New Zealand Made boxes fit into National Storage’s sustainability commitment?
At National Storage, we have a long-term commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices across all aspects of our business. This commitment focuses upon our three key pillars of sustainability being Economic Performance, People, and Transformation.
“We remain passionately committed to excellence in customer service, innovation, safe work practices and industry leading outcomes across a range of sustainability initiatives, designed to continue to transform our business into the most sustainable in its field,” says Managing Director Andrew Catsoulis.
In the last few years, we’ve implemented a contact-free move-in process across our 200+ centre portfolio, reduced our climate impact with solar and LED installation programs, engaged the Carbon Reduction Institute to conduct a NoCO2 Audit to measure our carbon footprint, and continued to reduced waste thanks to our cardboard recycling program.
The verification of our boxes being 100% New Zealand Made demonstrates our deep commitment as we continue our ESG journey.
You can learn more about our approach to sustainability in our latest Sustainability Report.
How exactly are the boxes made?
We thought you’d never ask!
The recycled content is first placed through a manufacturing plant to produce new paper. This is then compacted into new board, rolled, cut, and stamped as per our box flat pack templates, before being delivered to our centre locations across New Zealand.
Which products are 100% New Zealand Made?
We currently have a suite of 11 New Zealand Made products that are available via our online Box Shop or at your local centre. Browse them for yourself below:
- Small Packing Box
- Medium Packing Box
- Large Packing Box
- Small Packing Box (Qty 10)
- Medium Packing Box (Qty 10)
- Large Packing Box (Qty 10)
- Archive Box
- Wine Box & Insert
- Linen/Flat Pack Box
- Slider Box
Now, after you’ve skillfully packed your belongings like a game of Tetris and quickly grabbed the tape-gun to securely send them on their storage journey, you can sleep easy knowing your belongings are being stored in a high-quality box, made from recycled content right here in Aotearoa.