Sheet to Shape

Sheet to Shape

Here at IPS, we work with a well-established and extensive network of quality suppliers and manufacturers throughout the world to source and if necessary, customize products to our clients needs.

Through these long-standing relationships, IPS can provide materials for all your plastic sheeting and plastic building products requirements. These include Acrylic, Acrylic Capped ABS, Polycarbonate, ABS, HIPS, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, POS, PVC and Wood Composite profiles.

The challenge, and something we pride ourselves in achieving, is to ensure IPS adds value to our clients requirements.


To meet the challenge of today’s supply chain and to maximize the opportunities in each market place, we use our knowledge and expertise to develop customized solutions to satisfy each individual customer. To ensure seamless supply for our customers we provide a Third Party Logistics service including, materials handling, warehouse management and order and inventory visibility and control.

We offer services that help compress cycle time, lower overall product costs and maximize supply chain efficiency.

As a provider of outsourcing solutions, IPS is ideally positioned as a one stop resource centre for third party logistics, warehousing and distribution, inventory control and purchase order management.


We can arrange for your product to be cut, routered or polished to ensure the perfect finish. We will optimize your sheet size to minimize waste and increase profitability.

Meet the team

Our team at IPS have vast experience in each of their respective fields of expertise. Meet the team below and please feel free to contact them for any inquiries you might have.

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Back row left to right: Pete Sullivan, Patrick Paterson, John Howard, Pauline Howard, Shaun Thompson, Dene Perry
Front row left to right: Anna Schwab, Peter Kilhams, Rees Lewis

John Howard – Director
As Director of IPS, John has been working with finished and semi finished plastics since 1994. As well as directing the companies future, John is continuously striving to find new and innovative products to bring to the IPS customer base.

John is involved with coaching school and representative Volleyball as you might tell by the IPS sponsorship of Commonwealth Games medalists Ben and Sam O’Dea.

Mobile: 021 426 932

Shaun Thompson – Accounts and Operations Manager
Shaun is a founding member of IPS and has been in the semi finished plastic industry since 1994. His general knowledge of IPS and its customers are endless. Please contact him for anything to do with accounts payable or receivable and he will help you out with a smile.

Shaun is passionate about Rugby League, in particular his mighty Sea Eagles and still plays when his body allows him to.

Patrick Paterson – Customer Service and Sales Support
Patrick has been with IPS since early 2015 and has been working in the plastics industry since 1999. Patricks customer service expertise is unparalleled. If you have any problems, Patrick will generally sort it immediately.

When he’s not keeping up with the latest sport around the world, you might see him out on his kayak exploring the east coast of the Auckland region.

Mobile: 021 426 656

Anna Schwab – Marketing Manager
Anna has worked in a Marketing corporate environment since 2007 in several countries. She has acquired a vast amount of experience in the building industry and has led IPS marketing since 2016.

Originally from Brazil, Anna loves spending time on Aucklands North Shore beaches with her family and when time permits visiting her extended family around the world.

Mobile: 022 032 7800

Peter Kilhams – Sales Manager – Plastics
Peter, also known as “PK” by most in the plastics industry, has seen a huge change in the market since he was first introduced to it in 1983. His in depth knowledge of semi finished sheet plastics is unrivalled in New Zealand. From the traditional materials like general purpose acrylic to the latest developments in composites, PK will be able to assist you.

As an avid Football player and fan, he proposes to know everything football so feel free to quiz him. He supports the Tottenham Hotspurs which tests his blood pressure at times.

Mobile: 021 426 626

Andy Amos – Sales – Building Products
Andy joined IPS in October 2021 after more than 20 years in the freight and logistics industry. He knew the team at IPS as he was their Customs Broker for the last 11 years. Always keen on a new challenge he accepted John's offer to join the IPS team as the sales rep for Auckland Building sales.

When he's not working, Andy likes a beer or two, enjoys his family and grandkids, and watches the V8s and the Warriors.

Mobile: 021 643 414

David Osten – Sales – Building Products
David has recently transferred within the IPS group to the role of Waikato based representative for the Future Woods Products including Decking, Fencing, and Screen products. The role not only includes promoting the Future Wood advantages by assisting clients with expert advice and efficient layout to achieve their dream project.

After a long involvement in the sport of cycling, coaching, and management David now enjoys a quieter life having moved to rural Waikato. Now focusing on gardening, family, especially his grandchildren and learning to back the chiefs (David is always up for a challenge).

Mobile: 021 426 996

Official Sponsors of the NZ Beach Volleyball teams - Alice & Shaunna and Sam & Brad

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IPS/Futurewood is once again supporting NZ beach volleyball. This year we are not only supporting the men but also women beach volleyball teams. In the men’s team we are supporting Sam O’Dea and Brad Fuller and in the women’s we have Alice Zeimann and Shaunna Polley.

Both teams have now managed to get a few Gold medals on the NZBT championship that has been happening in Tauranga, Nelson and Christchurch.

The players are working hard towards a spot to represent NZ in the next Commonwealth Games in Birmingham later this year.


Futurewood proudly supports the World Wildlife Fund


Protecting the future of the Golden Lion Tamarin and to tackle some of the biggest conservation challenges facing our world today.