We handle a wide range of goods; from marine, agricultural, and horticultural products to manufactured food and nutraceuticals, both in the export sector and for domestic and import markets.
We accomplish our goals by being flexible and offering an extensive skillset. We have developed a strong strategic position in the export sector with good skills in inventory control, compliance and traceability that serve our customers well. CSN has balanced its business to deal with the various seasonal fluctuations to ensure asset utilisation is high.
A key part of our growth strategy is our involvement with port-related locations, both in Tauranga and Nelson.
We believe the client comes first, and therefore our inventory management system has been developed specifically to serve the needs of exporters. Our customers and their agents can access their inventory data in real time, and can trace individual cartons of product through the system.
We have made major advances in reducing its energy requirements by using advanced process control and design to ensure minimal usage and sophisticated purchasing of energy.
CSN was a Commended EECA Energy Efficiency Awards Finalist in 2014.
The company has two supporting transport fleets, one handling containers in and out of the Nelson stores using side-lifter trailers and the other contracted deliver of frozen and chilled goods in Christchurch.
Our store in Tauranga is inside the Port and uses a top lifter to deliver packed containers to the port receiving areas.
We ensure we are safe at work and that everyone goes home each day unharmed. We ensure that our work place is clean, tidy and any risks are identified and dealt with appropriately. Incidents, near misses and accidents are reported and reviewed to ensure improvements can be made. Safety is our number one priority.
We are ambitious and winning is what drives us forward. Success requires us to make good strategic choices and to prioritise our energies. We set goals, make courageous choices, find the best talent and develop high performing motivated teams. We leverage our strengths and diversity to achieve our goals. Through continuous improvement we strive to be the best at what we do.
We are proud of our reputation for high quality services. We are accountable for the decisions we make. We ensure we follow our quality standards. While our focus will always be on customers we seek to ensure that we do this in a safe, lawful and compliant environment.
We always act with integrity, treat each other with respect. We take personal accountability for our actions. We are enterprising professionals; we depend on each other and we are passionate about what we do. It is this spirit that keeps us moving forward. We keep ourselves informed, educated and updated about new developments and celebrate our successes. We feel free to challenge any actions that are not aligned to our values.
We believe in what we do and take every opportunity to pursue excellence. We ensure our solutions meet our customers' needs. We take smart risks, learn from our successes as well as our challenges and have the courage to push boundaries. Even when it’s a challenge we make the right choices and feel we can question any action or decision. We are flexible and agile enough to respond to a changing work environment and the changing needs of our customers.