Quik Stik Office Solutions
Honoured by the specialist printing industry shortly before his death as the “Father of self-adhesives in New Zealand”, Jack Shaw built a small Onehunga jobbing printer into Quik Stik International Ltd, the largest firm in its field in Australasia and recognised internationally for its quality and innovation.
By 1968, Quik Stik was airfreighting more than 250kg of labels per week to customers around the Pacific Rim from its home base. An auxiliary production unit in VIC helped supply that country. Its network covered Australasia, South-east Asia, Oceania and the west coast of the USA. By the time the company was sold to US-listed Esselte Business Systems Inc in 1986 its NZ plant occupied an 8,000 square metre, purpose-built premises at Wiri – the third move necessitated by growth in three decades.