The Beginning of Agressor
During the mid-1950s, a young Henry Spira was enlisted in the US Army and stationed in Germany. It was there that he got his first taste of working in Supply, developing a knack for locating and procuring goods that were hard to come by, learning to navigate through red tape and to generally find solutions for a demanding clientele.
That military pedigree stays with Agressor to this day, most notably in our adoption of the US Department of Defense’s Military Standard MIL-STD-1916 ‘Department of Defense Test Method Standard – DOD Preferred Methods for Acceptance of Product’ as the main reference for our Quality Assurance program. This standard specifies a world’s best practice and ensures all Agressor customers get what they order.
By the early 1960s Henry had married his wife Judy and had moved to Australia, started a family and was working in the textile industry. In 1963, Agressor was born with its first contract: manufacturing and supplying secure satchels for the Department of Defence. While others followed the swinging fashion trends of the 1960s, Henry steered his textile business in a different direction: supplying robust and cost-effective products for the conveyance of goods. Word soon spread and before long Agressor was supplying major postal and logistics operations in Australia and overseas.
Throughout the 1960s and ’70s, the Spira family and the Agressor business grew. Henry and Judy raised their three children – Richard, Michael and Lisa – while managing a successful business that was diversifying into supplying a variety of products to meet the demands of an ever-changing postal industry.
Today, Agressor is a major business in the postal and logistics industries, with an impressive and diverse range of products and services. We now manufacture large-scale products such as demountable steel cages and stillages engineered to operate within a complex ergonomic environment, small-scale products such as rubber bands, packaging twine, adhesive labels and packing slip holders, polypropylene boxes and totes, and of course our original product – bags and satchels, now made in a variety of natural and synthetic materials.
We supply these products and services to companies around the world, and have manufacturing facilities in the People’s Republic of China, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Vietnam and Australia.
We are especially proud of our long and continuing relationship with Australia Post.