Our Story

Bonson’s story begins in 1984. Founded by the Tsui family as a small packaging company in a modest warehouse in Auckland, New Zealand, it has grown ever since. With a mission to create advantage in everything we do, all Bonson’s packaging solutions come with a different level of care – everyone genuinely cares about their collective contribution.

Today we are one of the leading food packaging suppliers and manufacturers in Australasia, providing diverse product ranges that are in high demand. Our innovation and manufacturing capabilities are internationally recognised by the food industry. Bonson’s Auckland office hosts impressive purpose-built manufacturing facilities and distributes to some of Australasia’s leading food companies.

Over 35 years, 8 brands, thousands of products - one belief

Over 35 years, 8 brands, thousands of products - one belief

From a small family of relatives to the now greatly extended Bonson team of 60 'family' members, we remain a family run business and the original core values on which the business was built are still central to the business. Our values are integrated in how we approach service, innovation and sustainability. Our commitment of 'honouring our customers' greatest potential is what serves our own' fuels our continued success in providing the best in innovative food packaging solutions throughout Australasia.

Our team and our values

Bonson milestones

1984 — BONSON Plastics was founded 

1990 — SAVPAC Marketing Co. Ltd. was incorporated 

1994 — BONSON Industrial Co. Ltd. was incorporated 

1995 — Operation and production shifted to 47 Lansford Cres., Avondale 

1996 BetterSelectionTM range was launched

1997 — Our first container to Australia 

1998 — Our new warehouse at 43 Lansford Cres. Avondale was built

1999HomealTM range was launched

2001 — Production was shifted to 12 Barrhead Place, Avondale 

2002 — ISO 9001: 2000 Management System & HACCP Food Safety Program certified 

2004 — ISO 14001 certified

2005 — Warehouse was extended to 97 Lansford Cres., Avondale 

2006BioChoiceTM range was launched

2007 — ClearVisionTM range was launched

2008In Mould Labelling (IML) process was introduced

2010BonsonTETM range was launched

2011 — BONSON received two New Zealand Print Of Pride Gold Awards 
         — Relocated to 59-65 Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland

2014 — BONSON’s celebration for 30 years of manufacturing success

2015Packaging Council Australia Design Award

2016Worldstar Packaging Award

2018 — Bonson-Savpac Pty Ltd was incorporated in Australia

2019 — Acquisition of Wong Lee Pty Ltd. in Australia

2020 — Rebranding of BONSON-SAVPAC
          — FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification certified

2022 — Commissioned thermoforming machinery and manufactured our first recycled PET product

From Bonson-Savpac to Bonson

Re-branding Bonson

From Bonson-Savpac to Bonson

Bonson started as a plastic packaging manufacturer and distributor and now it provides packaging solutions that go far beyond. By focusing on the three divisions of Solutions, Enviro and Custom, we are better equipped for the future, taking us ahead of the existing food packaging solutions available, to work towards a circular economy. We endeavour to provide more sustainable and innovative food packaging solutions that not only enhance customer and brand experiences but also leave the user happy and guilt-free.

Read the story behind our rebrand

Our divisions

Bonson Solutions

Café or restaurant; deli or takeaway; caterer or retailer – a packaging solution for everyone

Bonson Enviro

Recyclable, renewable and compostable options for a circular economy

Bonson Custom

End-to-end, award-winning packaging consultancy, from concept development to finished product

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