This 30,000-word corporate history book celebrates the 50-year anniversary of Autex, a successful local manufacturer and exporter. We trace 50 years of innovation, ups and downs, and ultimate triumph.
Graphic designer: Friends of Design
A sample of what we wrote:
From its humble start in Grey Lynn 50 years ago, Autex has grown to serve over 18 export markets, with manufacturing networks in three countries. The New Zealand-owned company has become a world leader in non-woven architectural textiles, supplying an increasingly sophisticated range of products to the building industry.
Its roots lie in the highly regulated New Zealand economy of the 1960s and 1970s, and what the directors lacked in capital and connections, they made up for with ambition and innovation. The family-based company – now with the third generation making its mark – has grown into one of Australasia’s manufacturing success stories, a leader in interior acoustic products, environmentally friendly polyester insulation and durable synthetic carpets.