Timeline

 

1924


Neville Smith opens a small business in central Melbourne; selling perfume, cigarette holders and sporting goods. 


1934

NSFP opened its first sawmill at Hoddles Creek near Melbourne.


1973 

The company was producing 33,040 cubic metres (14 million super feet) of timber products annually by 1973 with demand consistently outpacing production.


1926

The love with timber begins, Neville starts selling Victorian timber and the company acquired its first of three timber yards in South Melbourne. 


1937 

It’s three South Melbourne timber yards were overflowing, and the company regularly purchased sawmills’ entire outputs in advance.


1970’ 

NSFP goes international, with a branch of the company beginning to exporttimber to Europe.


1927

The business expands to Tasmania with the purchase of a timber yard in Launceston.


1947 

Opened the first Tasmanian mill
at Forester.


1995 

the company began exporting timber to Japan, before expanding to Taiwan, Thailand, Korea and New Zealand.


2012 

the business shifted their focus to Tasmanian Oak flooring, architraves, mouldings.






1929

NSFP supports worker’s rights during the Timber Workers Strike.


1950s 

the company continued to expand and started to import timber from South East Asia.


2000 

Neville Smith Timber Products (NSTP) was the largest hardwood sawmiller in Victoria and the second largest in Tasmania. The company directly employed over 250 people and had over 200,000 cubic metres of holdings in Victoria alone.


2019 

NSFP employs more than 100 staff directly, and double that indirectly, being a strong driver for the Tasmanian and Australian economy.


1930

Being a family, and team focused man, Neville was determined, and retained all of his staff through the Great Depression.


1970 

the focus of the business was the sawmilling, seasoning and processing of Victorian and Tasmanian hardwood.


2004 

NSFP was Australia’s largest regrowth hardwood producer and the only company to kiln dry (season) and value add its entire hardwood production of Tasmanian Oak.