At Altus Enterprises we aim to bring the sense of purpose and social inclusion that work provides, to people with disabilities. We strive to create a space where people with disabilities are respected as valuable members of our Auckland community, with skills and abilities they can use to better themselves and provide services to our business clients.
We are proud of the strong partnerships we hold and the quality and quantity of work we are able to achieve. Altus can provide you with a number of services at a competitive price, including, pick and pack, labelling, assembly, collating and mailing, shrink wrapping, bottling, food repacking, and recycling. Through providing manual work to our external clients and receiving remuneration, employees develop a sense of achievement and satisfaction knowing that their work is contributing to others’ lives and businesses.
Our Facility: Spacious and Green
Our relatively new warehouse facility in Papatoetoe has extended warehousing space, resources and machinery for the various jobs we undertake. We selected the factory location in large part due to it’s proximity to Puhinui Railway Station, bus routes and many employee’s homes, so those who live locally can walk or cycle to work, and others can use pubic transport. The facility is fit with solar panels that supply 20% – 30% of the building’s total power needs. When the building is not occupied, after hours or on weekends, the power generated by our solar panels is fed back into the power network. We also effectively do a large amount of recycling work in terms of plastic bags and paper bags for the dairy industry. The work environment also has a temperature-controlled employee room and grassed area out back for employees to enjoy their lunch break together.
Assisting Employees with Transferable Work/Life Skills
Employees have opportunities to learn manual work tasks, interpersonal and life skills. Many employees decide to take part in the Altus Workplace Communication Programme, run by Edvance Workplace Education. This is a free semester long course run on site during work time. Participants can improve their understanding of topics such as workplace expectations, healthy eating, money, numeracy and literacy, safety and goal setting. They also have group discussions to improve their communication and maths assistance through Skill Wise. Through the Job Club, employees develop transferable work and life skills for potential transition into open employment.
Personal Plans, developed by our Human Resource Manager annually, allow employees to work towards achieving workplace goals that are meaningful to them personally.
To assist in sending employees into open employment, we seek to identify light manufacturing or assembly organisations to partner with that can slowly integrate our disabled employees into this higher skilled work. If you think that you have an existing project or are considering a new project which fits this challenge please email us or call Paul Stoneman on 09 256 4035 to discuss further.
Our Leadership Team
We have a highly skilled and passionate leadership team that oversees the smooth functioning of Altus Enterprises.
Altus Enterprises is a subsidiary of The Elevator Group, an incorporated society and registered charity. The Elevator Group Board is responsible for the governance and performance of Altus Enterprises and comprises leaders in various business disciplines who have a wealth of experience and a passion for helping people with disabilities.
The Elevator Group is a 50% shareholder of Geneva Elevator, along with Geneva Health. Geneva Elevator offers a wide range of disability services empowering people with disabilities to live independently and enjoy living in their community. Services include Supported Employment Services, Work Ready Training and Services, Very High Needs Support, Deaf Support, and Transition and Rehabilitation Services, among others.