Our origins date back to Christchurch in 1950 as family-owned Geo Berryman Typewriters, the first IBM dealer in the country. We have grown our footprint and our product range many times over since then, including multiple ownership and name changes.
In the 1990s and early 2000s we were known as Corporate Express and Staples, and briefly we were Winc.
In 2017 the private equity owners of Staples/Winc were required by NZ's Commerce Commission to sell the business as a going concern.
In 2018 the assets were acquired by four private individuals, Kiwis – at which point we set about standing NXP up in its own right. Branding, ERP system, supply chain, management, web portal – it's been a significant undertaking to disentangle Staples/Winc from its Australian parent and to be operating NXP in its current form.
And what an impressive enterprise we now have. NXP in 2022 will have annual revenue of NZ$130m, more than 12,000m2 in warehousing space, with 205 staff employed. The business is a vital part of supplying New Zealand's productive sectors. We're growing steadily – broadening our client and product reach.
The Management and Shareholders of NXP are fortunate to enjoy the support of our large and diverse client base.
We intend to continually invest and improve NXP. In doing so, we expect to build on our market position.
We aim to be diligent, consistent and professional stewards.