Being keen 4 wheel drive enthusiasts Mark and Karen Oliver founded Black Widow in 2001 to satisfy the poor provision of roller storage systems in the market. From the outset the company embraced innovation, continuous improvement and has never stopped learning or wishing to improve its manufacturing capabilities. Being a young company it has energetically grown its business to a compliment of 20 full time staff incorporating 5 product lines and 3 facilities.
80% of parts production is conducted in house with major processes being sheet metal fabrication, CNC timber cutting, welding and various fabric trimming and finishing. With aspirations to significantly grow their business they see transformation of operational systems as being vital to achieving this. 2 years ago their Lean journey commenced, which is now being furthered through the implementing of a tailored sustainability plan. In the last 12 months 7 new products have been launched to drive future sales.