Shade Systems Make specialises in wholesale shade sail services

Previously NuRange Products, the Shade Systems Make team has delivered stylish and functional shade sail solutions to wholesale and residential customers throughout New Zealand and internationally.

We specialise in manufacturing and supplying high quality shade sails, shade fabric, tensile membranes and sandpit covers at competitive wholesale prices. Whether you’re working with residential customers or commercial clients, we’ll provide you with the products and advice that fit the end purpose. From wholesale sail products or advice for shade structures, when you work with the Shade Systems team you can rely on our expertise.

Our team

When we describe ourselves as specialists, we mean it.

Our team draws on the strength of over a century of sail making and shade sail fabrication experience and we pride ourselves on delivering the best products and expert advice to all our customers.

Our products are manufactured in our own, purpose-built factory near Dargaville, Northland, where we carefully monitor and refine our fabrication processes to ensure our products perform well and look good.

Our goal

Put simply, we want to make life easier for you. Since the war effort, we’ve made it our business to manufacture and supply wholesale shade solutions that don’t just meet expectations – they exceed them.

At Shade Systems Make, customer service is key. We’ve developed successful business partnerships with dealers, architects, designers, and project managers globally to ensure their clients and customers get the best end result.

Our story

Shade Systems Make (previously NuRange Products) is a New Zealand family-owned business whose roots stretch back 80 years, to before WWII. We are proud to have been trading commercially in the shade and shelter industry for over 50 years, and are now in our 3rd generation of family ownership and management.

Our founder, Mr S.R. Suckling, worked most of his life in the canvas trade, including running a large team of men manufacturing army tents for the government’s war effort. In 1964 he decided to start his own business – S.R. Suckling Canvas goods and manufacturing. He handed this business down to his sons in 1976 and in 1985 we began marketing and selling our products throughout New Zealand.

In the 1997, the company was rebranded as ‘Shade Systems’, and began making sail and shade structures exclusively. This move saw the company expand significantly. A new, purpose-built factory was built in Dargaville and more, highly skilled staff were hired.

In 2005, D.R. Suckling took over management and under his leadership the idea of Covered Outdoor Learning Areas (COLA Canopies) was developed. This concept was a game changer for our business and allowed us to add real value to school playgrounds nationwide. The first COLA Canopy was installed at Whangarei Primary School in 2007 and in 2008 the PVC Tensile Membrane roofing concept was created.

Where the Shade Systems Make name comes in

In 2009 the decision was taken to split our export division which became NuRange Products. Over the last few years, NuRange has gone from strength to strength and we now produce shade structures for international customers, exporting our products globally. Recently, we decided to unify our teams again and become Shade Systems Make, the manufacturing division of the well known Shade Systems brand.

We have expanded into offices in Christchurch and Auckland and as of 2020 our new large purpose-built shade and membrane fabrication building is complete, allowing us to fabricate and manufacture our shade products more efficiently.

What we do

As well as manufacturing and supplying wholesale shade sails and products, we can also assist you with the following:

  • Creating a business model for shade supply in your area
  • Pass on qualified leads from our direct to consumer platform- Canopi
  • Concepts & design
  • Advice on shade fabrics
  • Fitting hardware
  • Complete shade structure kitsets
  • Marketing materials to help your business succeed
  • And a lot more

 Looking for wholesale  shade sail products or advice? 
Get in touch with the Shade Systems team today.