A great sign of the times! The Mills Styrox story.
By Les Hall
You could be standing in an airport waiting to check in. You could be stopping by your local 7/11. Visiting a toilet, or in any one of the tens of thousands of businesses in Australia.
There are literally tens of thousands of places where you will be confronted - unknowingly - with products that are designed, manufactured and sold by a proud Australian company called Mills Styrox.
|The old Mills premises||The old Styrox premises|
Yet, there are many of us who are simply not aware of this great company and what they manufacture and sell, and how they make doing business better and easier for so many of their customers.
The products are diverse and their uses are even more diverse.
|The old print room|
|The old storage facilities|
|The old screenprint facilities|
|The old Styrox workshop|
|The new Sydney print room|
|The Svecia lines in Sydney|
|The IP&I cube (roll-to-roll, flatbed and 6 colour + white)|
|Sydney processing division|
|Laminating in Sydney|
The Mills Displays business provides businesses with solutions to problems.
The company’s history began in Australia in 1958 when the Styrox company was incorporated and grew to become a recognised authority on the development of Styrofoam signage.
Daniel Green purchased the Styrox company in 2003 from the founder's family and then in 2006 the next piece in the puzzle was put into place when Styrox merged with Mills Displays, to become Mills Styrox (still referred to as 'Mills Display' or simply 'Mills' in Victoria)
In 2010, the proud Mills Styrox company which now incorporates the Styrox signage company continues its proud tradition of specialising in proven, easy-to-use, reliable and affordable solutions for business in every aspect of designing, manufacturing and creating exceptional displays, signs, and all products designed to assist retailers.
These solutions are provided in the form of retail support accessories, POS displays, signage, printing and custom made and manufactured solutions designed with the sole purpose of making it easier for business to conduct business.
The team at Mills Styrox is an experienced group of professionals from a broad range of retail disciplines who have developed solutions from practical experience.
The company now quietly goes about its job making it easier for businesses to conduct their business from locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The blend of experience and commercial know-how ensures that the company is well placed to service and understand the needs of business.
The team is committed to providing the very best solution to suit almost any business requirement.
The company has developed a range of solutions by experience and working directly with clients, learning about the problems, and challenges that they face.
The very latest technology is engaged via a national and international network of manufacturers to bring ideas to help solve unique problems in a diverse range of businesses with practical solutions that meet the changing needs of customer’s problems in the 21ST century.
Products include shopping baskets; basket stands; name badges and nameplates; custom name badges; hospitality displays; table stands and numbers for hospitality.
Products for merchandising from ticket stripping to display hooks, and shelf management.
Food display products from trays, bowls and platters to tiered units; display crates; delicatessen accessories; food service utensils and food ticketing including holders; as well as push-in price tickets; promotional tickets and over riders and all forms of point of sale materials.
The company tries to utilise methods that revolve around the K.I.S.S. principle and this simplicity is also devoted to getting results. The company aims to deliver exactly what is needed from a small and relatively simple challenge to a large complex project.
The innovative range of solutions has product innovations across all facets of the retail industry.
The learning experiences during the years of servicing these industries has enabled Mills Styrox to develop a diverse range of industry specific knowledge of many retail environment and product requirements.
Mills Styrox has more than 3,000 retail support accessories and is a leading manufacturer and exporter of premium quality signage, displays and promotional materials. They also supply leading retail, financial and manufacturing companies throughout Australia and even some major retailers overseas.
The company has developed an impressive showcase of point of sale displays and also offers full acrylic and plastic services.
Many customers know the company simply as Mills Displays and this great Australian icon which also incorporates Styrox Signs continues to present solutions for business, quickly, inexpensively, and with a quality that is the envy of competitors.
Mills Styrox Pty Ltd
Styrofoam is a trademark of The Dow Chemical Company and applies to closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam. Foamed polystyrene was first adopted in 1942 by the United States Coast Guard for use in six-person life rafts, and is also used in the building industry including insulated sheathing, pipe insulation and many craft products including signage. Styrofoam insulation has been used in many well-known buildings. Styrofoam has also been successfully used under roads and other structures to prevent soil disturbances such as freezing and thawing. The word Styrofoam is acknowledged by many as a generic term for expanded polystyrene foam, including disposable coffee cups, coolers or cushioning material in packaging, typically white and made of expanded polystyrene beads. This is different from the extruded polystyrene used for Styrofoam insulation.