About Us

A few words about

Our team

Our team brings a wealth of experience from the print and office industries. 

John Otte

John Otte

Director
john@sbm.co.nz | 0275 395 456

John joined SBM in 2002 as joint Director alongside Des. John has 40 odd years in the industry.  He is our Sales Manager and monitors the progress and implementation of all sales ensuring the customers get exactly what they require. He has boundless energy for creating all those new ideas a growing company needs.

Des Haines

Des Haines

Director
des@sbm.co.nz | 0274 851 821

Des started at SBM in 1989 as very much as a junior and has steadily progressed through the company to become a joint director with John. These years have given him the knowledge to be totally conversant with all aspects of the workings of SBM, and he manages and co-ordinates the day to day running of the company. As well as selling, he continues to have a hands on approach to the workshop..

Eileen Halligan

Eileen Halligan

Company Accounting
accounts@sbm.co.nz | 03 377 6776

Eileen Started with SBM in 2007 and manages the company’s accounting. She came to us with a wide knowledge of companies both large and small. With Des and John, she has been instrumental in installing our accounting and copy monitoring systems, that enhance the efficiency of the company. Eileen’s kind nature and personality, means she can deal with any situation in a calming and efficient manner.

Grant McNeil

Grant McNeil

Senior Technician
grant@sbm.co.nz | 03 377 6776

Grant is SBM’s Senior Technician who heads our busy Service and IT Departments. Grant’s servicing career extends over 30 years, both in Europe and New Zealand, and has covered an extensive range of familiar office equipment brand names. For many years he has worked on Canon equipment within New Zealand companies moving along with the rapid innovations in printer technology and Software.

Luke Myall

Luke Myall

I.T Technician
luke@sbm.co.nz | 03 377 6776

Luke is the most recent member of the SBM team. He started his working career with 10 years of furniture making, in which he became fully qualified. Moving to his brother’s IT company, he was trained in the field of computer and network support. As a result of this progression, he has become a highly skilled and creative IT technician who likes to play Netrunner, bike around Bottle Lake and McLean's Island, spend time in the garden growing carnivorous plants and (trying!) to keep the weeds under control.

Michael Myers

Michael Myers

Senior Technician
mike@sbm.co.nz 03 377 6776

Mike started his career in the travel industry and subsequently moved to a company involved with the sourcing and supplying of parts for copiers and printers. This soon prompted his interest in the destination and use of these products which meant technical training was required. He started here as a trainee technician with the SBM service team and has proved to be an able and willing learner, which augurs well for the future.

James Gilmour

James Gilmour

Business Development
james@sbm.co.nz | 0275 123 013

James has recently joined the staff at SBM as our Business Development Manager. We are delighted to have him in the Company, as he is a widely qualified, personable individual, who, along with his degree featuring Law and Communications from Canterbury University, has proven to be successful in the sales, business supplies and equipment industry. He is experienced in account management and troubleshooting for both urban and rural situations. In his leisure time he is a keen and accomplished mountain biker.

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Dear Customer,

As you are aware, we are facing a difficult time trying to cope with the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. We are now shortly entering Risk Level 4 across the nation, with most businesses shutting down. The following is an update of how we will operate over this period.

  •  We’re open for business, just not at our premises. As of Wednesday March 25th, all our staff will be working remotely. We have very robust 3PL relationships in place that are deemed ‘essential services’. Most of our products can be shipped during this time.
  • Remote Service Calls: While we know the majority of our companies will be closed during this period, we service many ‘essential businesses’. Wherever possible, we will endeavour to fix equipment remotely. This will require some level of assistance from our customers.
  • Onsite Visits: For when a site visit is unavoidable, and if you are deemed an ‘essential service’, we have also refined our processes, including regular hand washing, wiping the machines with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol, and using sanitiser. We have also asked all our staff to stop shaking hands.
  • Remote Working: We have already started remote working for some staff and will be completely remote by the end of Wednesday.

There will inevitably be delays on some orders, and potentially low stock on some items, but please stay in contact with us for anything you need.

Telephone: 03-3776 776

Orders: orders@sbm.co.nz

Technical Service: servicecall@sbm.co.nz

Sales: sales@sbm.co.nz

We are all hoping to see NZ get on top of this quickly.

We wish you, your family and your business, the best for the coming months.

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