About OfficeMax NZ

About Us

New Zealand's response to the COVID-19 pandemic catapulted our country into true flexible working mode almost overnight. In 2020 the office was wherever you could find space - in the corner of a bedroom, on the kitchen table or high in the hill country on the bonnet of your ute.

At OfficeMax we sprang into action, helping to keep Kiwis safe and connected with everything from PPE gear for essential workers to packaging solutions for businesses now trading online.

We continue to supply workplaces across New Zealand with the technology, furniture, safety, cleaning and hygiene products they need to create a safe, flexible working environment for their people.

After 150 years our commitment to New Zealand is as strong as ever

Starting life as both a national stationer named Coulls Somerville Wilkie, and a publishing company famously known as Whitcombe and Tombs, we have now grown to a team of over 500 spread throughout the country.

Wherever you are, from Whangarei to Invercargill, we have local Account Managers to look after you and Category Experts to help you find the best solution for your business. For everything else we have a National Contact Centre based in Christchurch.

The future of work is here

Our experienced Account Managers are ready with innovative solutions and expert advice. They'll meet you at your office, or virtually, whichever suits you best.

Our promise to you

We love value

We love value

We'll help you reduce costs across multiple product categories and give you one invoice for all your workplace supplies.

We deliver

We deliver

Reliable nationwide delivery.

We make it easy

We make it easy

With locally based Account Managers, Product Specialists, a National Contact Centre and easy online ordering.

OfficeMax caring for Kiwi kids

Caring for kiwi kids

Giving back through our exclusive Max e-Grants and School Rewards programmes, as well as being a proud sponsor of 0800 What's Up counselling services.

Innovative products

Innovative products

Our extensive range is ethically sourced from both local NZ manufacturers and leading international brands.



We're committed to a better future. Leading the industry with new initiatives to lower our carbon footprint, we're always ready to help our customers with their sustainability journey.

Our commitment

Our mission is to deliver the best value and service possible

And we don't say that lightly. We have invested in our people, developing teams of specialists who can work alongside our customers - providing solutions, not just products, to help companies achieve their personal goals.

Proudly supporting Kiwi businesses

We source locally wherever possible because we know it creates more jobs for Kiwis. That's why 95%* of our product purchases overall are from suppliers based in New Zealand. On top of that, approximately 20%* of those purchases are from suppliers that either produce, assemble or manufacture their products here - creating even more opportunities to support local.

*Calculated on NZ dollar value of 2019 OfficeMax purchases from NZ based suppliers.

We care for the community we live in, beginning where it matters most - with our children

When kids are socially or economically disadvantaged, they feel isolated and unsupported. Our Max e-Grants programme provides discreet financial assistance with school activities and events, so they are never left out. Since 2011 we have donated more than $1 million, helping over 14,000 children.

And for kids going through tough times, we sponsor '0800 What's Up' so they can share their problems with trained counsellors on a free helpline.

We give back to schools, too

Our School Rewards loyalty programme has contributed $6.72 million since 2005.

We're leading the way to a sustainable future for all kiwis

Creating opportunities for kiwi kids with max e-grants

Earn rewards for your school with School Rewards

About our Distribution Warehouses

Auckland Distribution Centre

Auckland - We value innovation

Our state-of-the-art Distribution Centre in Auckland has just been extended to create 22,000 sqm of hi-tech efficiency - allowing us to take our industry-leading service to a whole new level.

It will feature cutting edge technology like automated carton erectors and robotics to reduce void fill, and real-time tracking that allows us to tell you exactly where your order is at any moment - all part of our delivery promise to our customers.

We're planning to top the Distribution Centre off with an impressive bank of solar panels which will provide 22.5% of power we use.

Christchurch Distribution Centre

We're about to have a new home in Christchurch

We are moving our Christchurch Distribution Centre to a purpose-built warehouse in the new IPort Business Park, strategically located in Rolleston and fast becoming the transport hub for the whole of the South Island.

So, not only will we be able to keep transportation to a minimum, the building itself will be more energy efficient, with low level power functionality and an all-electric mechanical handling fleet, making gas powered machines a thing of the past.

At almost twice the size of our current centre, our new Christchurch home will be able to hold more product in one location, while having the ability to directly receive inbound containers.

The project is on track for completion in early 2021.

We've got everything you need

We supply workplaces across New Zealand with the technology, furniture, safety, cleaning and hygiene products they need to create safe, flexible working environments for their people.