New Brunswick Saw Service is a fourth generation company begun in approximately 1924 by Pietro Bonapace, an Austrian/Italian immigrant who came to America (NY) and started a knife sharpening business. He brought his family over and moved to NJ where he and his wife raised 5 children, 3 of whom worked in the business. The business expanded from sharpening knives for butchers and barbers to performing service on equipment. From there as the business grew they began selling equipment. In 1960 the founder died and his sons carried on expanding the business of selling and servicing food processing equipment and supplies.
In approximately 1970 NBSS started NBI, an importer of digital scale systems from Japan and created a nationwide distributor network. In approximately 1980, Aeon, a label manufacturer was started and in approximately 1990 the owners bought out 50% of Hollymatic, a U.S. Food equipment manufacturer. By 1995 these companies were spun off to focus on their core business…Customer Service.
In 1973 Norman Wright joined the company and later became the first non family member to be an owner of the company. Starting from the ground up, through perseverance and determination he helped build the company to a higher level with a continuation of the company philosophy of
“SUPPLY QUALITY PRODUCTS WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY BACKED UP BY TRAINED TECHNICAL STAFF AND INVENTORY TO SUPPORT THE CHANGING NEEDS OF OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS.”
Over the past few years the fourth generation has joined the company and besides learning the mechanical and technical part of the business they are learning the basics of what the company stands for and the promise it has to it’s customers.
Thank you to all our customers and suppliers who have put their trust in us. It is greatly appreciated and we will always strive to continue to earn and honor that trust.