Our story

Established in 1967

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From humble beginnings more than 50 years ago, Autex has grown to serve over 18 export markets, with manufacturing and finishing networks in four countries. Autex is a leader in non-woven architectural textiles, supplying an increasingly sophisticated range of products to the building industry.

Our history

Our history

Our roots lie in the highly regulated New Zealand economy of the 1960s and 1970s. The family-based company – now with the third generation making its mark – has grown into one of Australasia’s manufacturing success stories as a leader in modern acoustic products and environmentally friendly polyester insulation.

Manufacturing expertise

Manufacturing expertise

Autex was founded by the kind of people who thrive on finding better, faster and more. That tradition has continued on today. If we face a problem or need to make an improvement to an existing product, we’ll find a way to make it. From our in-house design services, to our technical lab and our production team, we've got the skills to meet very specific customer needs including custom and bespoke work. 

Our people

Our people

We very proudly remain a privately-owned New Zealand manufacturing company with strong values based on people, passion and imagination and empower our people to seize on new ideas and create products that transform our clients’ thinking. We employ more than 300 people across the Autex Group, which includes our New Zealand operation and business units across Australia, the United Kingdom, and the USA. 

Our commitment to sustainability

Our commitment to sustainability

Autex has always taken our environmental responsibilities as a manufacturer very seriously. We're committed to applying sustainable practices across all aspects of our business, from manufacturing processes to safe, healthy working conditions for our staff. 

David Robinson - Co-Founder

David Robinson - Co-Founder

David Robinson was an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word. And with that pioneering spirit, he built his family business on the strength of relationships, ethical behaviour and generosity.  

Our vision and mission

We're in business to make a better built environment. We believe in spaces and buildings that not only work well, but look great and will positively influence the productivity, health and well-being of their occupants.

We believe that doing business should be fun and that people do business with people.

We believe that all good decisions should be informed choices and founded on expertise and insightfulness, not rank.

We believe in the pioneering spirit, manufacturing quality, and outstanding customer service.  

We design, manufacture, and deliver, products that transform our clients thinking; are globally recognised for their quality and environmental sustainability; while staying true to the history, magic and Kiwi ingenuity that is Autex.

 

Our Values

It's all about people

Always is and always will be. People matter more than anything. We care about those we work with and those we serve. We are all about building trust-based relationships and establishing win-win partnerships.We care about results, but not at the expense of people. Everything we do should build trust.

We are challengers and innovators

Change is the only constant. We don’t just realise that, we enthusiastically embrace and drive ongoing change. We challenge the norms and push boundaries. We don’t maintain, we multiply. We are bold in what we do and we strive to make every day better.

Growth and learning is in our DNA

Our curiosity sparks an endless appetite for learning. We can always be better. We are always pursuing growth on all levels and all fronts.

We are passionate about our work

We are here to create remarkable experiences. We get things done. Above all, we have passion for what we do, and we are proud of what we accomplish. We are relentless and driven.

We imagine big and start small

We don’t welcome small thinking, but we’re all about small starts. We are responsible risk-takers. We try new things without losing focus on what really matters.We know that greatness comes from caring about the little day-to-day things. This helps us move fast.

We are generous givers, not self-serving takers

We give more than we take. We are always helping. We teach and educate. We are always setting people up for success. We support decisions made on reason not rank.

We can do a lot more by doing less, better and faster

We always bring our best. It’s focused excellence. We are obsessed about quality. We’re always questioning and always seeking for a better and faster way of doing things.

We will laugh hard, loud, and often

We enjoy our work and we have fun while at it. We don’t take ourselves too seriously.