Background of IBEX
IBEX started out in 1983 by servicing the New Zealand meat industry with the importation and sale of capital equipment and consumable spares. From 1985 to 1998 IBEX represented FIE in the trimmer market and generated strong market share for the FIE trimmer range in New Zealand……….
With this success IBEX entered the Australian market, as a joint venture with FIE, in 1997. A year later FIE sold its intellectual property to a major competitor, leaving IBEX with the resolve to develop its own IBEX Trimming System by using years of knowledge and experience of the meat industry and trimmer product. During this time IBEX also continued to develop the Australian market with agency lines.
The Name IBEX
The name of the company, IBEX, is associated with the Alpine Ibex, a species of wild goat found mainly in the mountainous regions of Europe, Northern Africa and Northern Central Asia. The Alpine Ibex’s most significant characteristics are its ability to climb on the steepest hills, and its amazing survival abilities in the harshest environments.
As a company we embrace the survival abilities of the Alpine Ibex. Not only that it is our intention that amidst the challenges of a changing market and needs that we not only survive but also thrive and flourish.
IBEX in the Now
Ibex is a world class manufacturer of hand operated trimming tools and accessories for New Zealand and international meat processing industries.
Still representing bandsaw blades for all saws, trimmers and several quality agency lines, IBEX continues to provide indispensable products and service to the New Zealand market and rest of the world through distributors.
The IBEX Trimmers come in both Electric and Pneumatic versions options, including the New EZY2 TRIM range, in response to the market’s changing needs.
New Zealand Made
IBEX epitomizes what it is like to be New Zealand (or “Kiwi”) – indomitable in the face of odds, adaptable to changing markets, and of course, a large dose of the “kiwi ingenuity” we are known for, refined with business savvy and proven processes.
Why choose IBEX?
IBEX is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has been in the meat industry for over 30 years, doing what we do best: providing exceptional service to our customers. IBEX succeeds by being the right business partners to our customers, by becoming an integral part of their business.
Not only do we find solutions for current needs, we also anticipate future needs, and are the forerunner with future-proof solutions.
What we stand for
For over 35 years IBEX has defined itself with qualities such as resilience, adaptability, ingenuity, ever learning and daring to be different. In taking the Trimmer product to the world stage dominated by one major competitor with global presence, IBEX has proven itself to be the “Great Small Company”, in the league of David versus Goliath.
It is with these qualities we continue to pave the way with continuous improvement on our manufactured product. Our agility as a company means we can more swiftly move with changes, find and implement solutions.
A constant question we ask ourselves is – “is there a better, simpler, more efficient way to do this?”.