Since 1974, we have produced countless polymer products over a range of applications and industries.

We bring together a unique blend of expertise, technology and capability to provide high quality, competitively priced polymer products at scale, offering complete peace of mind to meet our customer's needs.

Our history

We were founded in 1974 by Jerry O’Neill and Neal Ottmann. Our current Managing Director, Tom Thomson, ONZM, has been with us since 1975.

In 2006 following Jerry's retirement, Tom Thomson and new partner, Independent Fisheries, took over the ownership of EPL.

In 2007 we established a full manufacturing facility in Amata City, Rayong, Thailand.

In 2015 our Christchurch based operations moved to a new purpose-built facility in Woolston Christchurch.

Meet the team

Global reach, local focus

With a manufacturing presence across New Zealand and Thailand, we're able to offer a range of polymer manufacturing solutions across multiple industries.

Our global reach is balanced with a strong local focus. We have a solid understanding of the markets we operate in and provide responsive, hands-on support.

Industries we work in

Committed to innovation

As well as being a product supplier we have a history as innovators

Each of our locations has a dedicated Research & Development facility which allows us to make our own tooling, fabrication and dies. These capabilities mean we can manufacture unique developments that solve our customers' specific challenges.

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We're always looking for ways to make a real difference to our customers and truly add value. And we're always looking for people to join us in our mission to do so.

Working at EPL