History

Compac Furniture is a family business owned and operated by the Simpkin family since 1995. The business is located in the Northland town of Dargaville (Population 5000) and provides employment for about 25 staff from the town and surrounding districts.   Currently, brothers, Mervyn and Ken Simpkin and six other family members provide the firm’s vision and management.

The business was established by Ken in the late 1980’s as a general joinery and kitchen supplier. The business grew and in the early 1990s began specializing in production runs of bathroom cabinets before branching out into flat-pack furniture in 1993. Mervyn bought the business in 1995, established the “Compac Furniture” brand and expanded it to supply both ready to assemble and fully built-up furniture to furniture retailers and mainstream chain stores such as “The Warehouse” and “Farmers Trading”.

2005 saw the installation of a complete in-house panel laminating line, which coupled with additional machining and processing equipment, ensures full control over raw material processing from beginning to end. With the factory now covering some 6000 square metres Compac Furniture has become one of New Zealand’s leading furniture manufacturers.

Compac has developed a reputation that has distinguished the company from overseas suppliers by the prompt delivery of quality laminated furniture.