UBEECO – More than just boxes and crates

After more than 50 years in the timber crate and packaging industry, UBEECO is recognised as the industry leader.

Specialty timber pallets

The original Managing Director of UBEECO, Mr Joe Borg, says that his company is also recognised as a “One Stop Shop” for all his customers’ packaging needs.

“We help our clients by making it easy for them to order everything they need from the one site”, said Joe. “This saves them valuable time, because they know that they can rely on us for a very wide range of packaging products, from Cardboard and Protective Films to Timber, MDF and Plywood.”

The company’s ‘One Stop Shop’ model also helps customers get the full range of smaller items from one point of contact. Joe explained:

“We also provide what we call ‘consumables’, such as Shrink Wrap, Packing Tape, Strapping, Clips, screws and so on, so we actually offer our customers a world of packaging – if it has something to do with packaging, we can supply them with it”.

What started in 1970 as a small family company in western Sydney making lettuce boxes from timber off-cuts, Joe Borg and his brothers, Bill and Tony, built a reputable business over the next 50 years. Today, UBEECO Packaging Solutions is the leading industrial packaging company in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland – and is the largest industrial packaging group in Australia.

Headquartered in Erskine Park, close to the epicentre of the Sydney Basin industrial hub, it serves as National Head Office & Operations for the UBEECO Group*, which has additional offices and manufacturing in Yeerongpilly, Queensland and Bomaderry, NSW under the “Integra Packaging” name. As well as Deer Park in Victoria, under the “Expert Packaging” branch of the business.

UBEECO is continuing to expand across Australia, with acquisitions and partnerships taking place that are greatly enhancing a seamless, Australia-wide reach.

Joe said: “The challenge now is to continue to diversify; adding services and products that will enhance our offer to the customer by giving them a complete range of options.”

Downturns in the industry have become more frequent and less predictable, he said.

“We need to insulate our business from these fluctuations by increasing the range of services and constantly reviewing our business practices to stay ahead of the game”.

Joe went on to say that Networking has now become a big part of what we do. As we grow, space, time and resources are being stretched.

“Other, like-minded companies are finding it beneficial to work with us to achieve mutually rewarding outcomes. They win, we win and the client wins. It really is all about providing the client with the best possible result. Networking is giving us a competitive edge in the industry and our network partners provide services that work really well with all the other things that we do,” he said.

The business has also recently released a range of new services including Plywood and MDF supply, and customised presentation boxes for the public relations / promotions industry, with more initiatives to come over the next year or so. Joe said:

“All these new services are designed to add value to our offer, diversify the business and secure the future. We also listen to our customers. They have an input into what the market expects and we ensure that their needs are met. Because our customer base is diversified – we need to offer packaging solutions for a wide range of commercial and industrial industries.”

For durable products and proven reliability, get in touch with UBEECO Packaging Solutions today by calling 1800 147 977. You can count on friendly, professional advice for a world of packaging-related services, large or small.

* The UBEECO Group is a proud part of the UFP Industries Inc. family of companies.