MISSION STATEMENT

"Delivering the promise"

This reflects the company’s strong core values and focus on excellent customer service, as well as the strong timber produced by the business.

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Northpine Ltd is an award-winning, privately-owned timber manufacturer based at Waipu (Northland), with a distribution centre in Silverdale, near Auckland. Northpine was established in 1999 by Keith Reay, Richard Wilson and Bruce Larsen from the rundown assets of the defunct Waipu Timber Company.

Northpine timber products come only from sustainably managed, high density Northland pine forests – because reliable academic research shows that pine grown in Northland is stronger, harder and stiffer than anywhere else in New Zealand.

There’s no ‘i’ in team

Northpine is a relatively small sawmill in terms of production, but with over 50 people on the payroll it is a significant employer in a tightknit community. Northpine invests heavily in staff training and development.

Northpine trains and retains the best people, encouraging each individual to achieve his/her full potential, and takes pride in recognising outstanding individual and company achievements. Senior management are degree qualified and employees hold a wide variety of technical qualifications specific to the industry.

WHO WE ARE
    WHAT WE DO

Employing over 50 people, Northpine supplies high quality structural pine timber via merchants to the public in and around Northland and Auckland, and to a select few wholesalers in Australia.

Waipu

At the Waipu sawmill radiata pine logs are sawn, kiln dried, gauged, stress tested, treated, strapped and wrapped. They are then trucked to timber and building supply merchants.

Silverdale

Northpine’s distribution yard in Silverdale supplies specialist large dimension and non-standard timber beams, square posts and joists – sold under the Northbeam brand – to merchants in the upper North Island and beyond.

Northpine Vision Statement

“Good wood, good people, good systems – create great timber products and outstanding service.”

Keith Reay, founder of Northpine

“Northpine is a sawmill based on technical ability
and strong core values.” 

Key COntacts

Bruce Larsen

General Manager

Bruce has a B.For.Sc (Hons) and an M.B.A. With 35 years of practical forest industry experience, initially as a forester before moving to sawmilling in 1999, Bruce is now responsible for marketing, log purchasing and financial management.

bruce@northpine.co.nz

ph:

09 432 1155 Ext. 208

Gaylene Wilson

HR Manager

Timber manufacturing is a career choice! If you or someone you know is interested in a career in timber manufacturing, contact Gaylene.

gaylene@northpine.co.nz

ph:

09 432 1155 Ext. 213

Richard Wilson

Operations Manager

The sawmilling guru at Waipu, Richard’s 45-year forest industry career path led to CHH’s Kumeu sawmill in the 1970s, where he became sawmill manager working under Keith Reay, the founder of Northpine.

richard@northpine.co.nz

ph:

09 432 1155 Ext. 205

Strong on
achievement

From humble beginnings in 1999 as little more than a hobby for its new owners, Northpine Ltd has grown to become one of the region’s most significant and successful timber manufacturers.

Northpine’s outstanding performance, sustained over time, has been recognised by its peers inside and outside the timber industry.

Annual production has grown from 7,500m3 to over 25,000m3, despite severe challenges posed by the crippling recession caused by the GFC.

2016 Northland Forestry Award

– Training Company of the Year Award

2016 Northland Forestry Award

– Bruce Larsen – Wood Processing Excellence Award

2013 Westpac Northland Business Excellence Award

– ACC Workplace Safety Award

2013 Westpac Northland Business Excellence Award

– Judges Commendation Award