• When God made time, he made plenty of it.

    When God made time, he made plenty of it.

    Posted on 29 Mar 2017
    Published in AIP eNewsletter March 2017 Issue    ‘Tis an Irish proverb that fits the O’Sullivan family, the owners of the multi-disciplined ABBE Corrugated Pty Ltd in Coolaroo Victoria.   Not one minute of time has been wasted since the family patriarch, the late “Jack” O’Sullivan, commenced manufacturing corrugated containers in 1954.   The original company was sold off during the heady days of consolidation in the industry during the 1980’s, but too much time had been spent in the business to simply go away.   In 1988, the family established Abbe Design Pty. Ltd. as a box converting business thus maintaining the family connection with the corrugated cardboard industry. It has since been rebranded ABBE Corrugated Pty Ltd   Not wasting time in the nearly twenty years since...
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  • Corrugated Cardboard – New Technology High Speed Quality Printing

    Corrugated Cardboard – New Technology High Speed Quality Printing

    Posted on 01 Jan 2017
      The following is some important information relating to the introduction of an exciting new production process at ABBE Corrugated Pty Ltd.    ABBE is an independent manufacturer and converter of corrugated cardboard, cardboard boxes and other associated packaging products.  Our facility is located in Coolaroo, in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and we have been operating as Abbe since 1988.    With Corrugated users always looking for improvements in presentation, whilst remaining cognisant of cost, Abbe has embarked on a number of print improvement projects.   Our latest project involves some new ground breaking digital printing technology, relating to corrugated cardboard including shelf ready and point of sale applications. These could provide significant advantages for your business and we would like to ...
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  • Keeping it in the Family

    Keeping it in the Family

    Posted on 12 Aug 2011
    Published in Business State Magazine August 2015 Issue Abbe Corrugated reveals some of the secrets to running a successful family owned and run business, and explains how it is formalising processes to ensure it stays that way for generations to come. ABBE CORRUGATED can trace its history back to the early 90s, although the O'Sullivan family has been a name in Victoria's packaging business for decades. The father of current Managing Director Anthony O'Sullivan started a small printing business in 1990. Since then, small factories have become bigger factories, from Campbellfield to Broadmeadows, ending up today at a 32,000-square metre site in Coolaroo. Abbe Corrugated also invests in two other businesses. The first is a timber crate and packaging business based in Dandenong, and the other is Austcor Packaging, a Sydney copy of the Melbourne fir...
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