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Street view of Straitline's buildings on Tremaine Avenue in Palmerston North New Zealand

About Us

Straitline® Canvas is a Palmerston North-based family business. Started in August 1975 by father and son duo Colin and Mike Currie, Straitline® began as a general canvas manufacturer, selling to transport companies and farmers in the Manawatu. In the 1990s, Straitline® focused increasingly on the commercial and house markets, selling side curtains, tarpaulins, shade sails, patio blinds and more. Mike’s sons Ken and Patrick joined the business in the early 2000s, starting a shift towards Transport products and a New Zealand-wide focus.

Now, Straitline® is the lower North Island’s leading manufacturer of transport textile products, including side curtains, tarpaulins, roll over covers, and thermal barriers. We have a wide range of parts and accessories, available for same day dispatch from our base in Palmerston North. We're also the leading manufacturer in the Manawatu-Wanganui region for patio blinds and shade sails. Our focus is on finding ways to make your life easier. We’d love to hear feedback or new product ideas – just contact one of our friendly team.

More than forty years later, Straitline® is still a family-owned business and still manufactures industrial textile products right here in New Zealand.


Straitline® Canvas. We make transport operators' lives easier.


Our Values

  • Stand by our word.
  • People deal with people.
  • Challenge the status quo.
  • Obsess over quality.
  • Get stuff done.

Our Mission

Transport             We make transport operators' lives easier.

Shades & Blinds  We provide shades & blinds to property owners.

Our Vision

To become a systems-driven business, that has a strong market-leading foundation in our core markets, by 2027.

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Meet the Team

Patrick Currie
General Manager
Phone: 06 356 9965
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Mike Currie
Finance Manager
Phone: 06 356 9965
Raymond Williams
Sales Manager
Phone: 06 356 9965
Mackenzie Rice
Production Manager
Phone: 06 356 9965
Caitlyn McLean
Customer Services
Phone: 06 356 9965
Ken Currie
Product Innovation Manager
Phone: 06 356 9965
William Rice
Operations Manager
Phone: 06 356 9965
Jared McDowell
Shades & Blinds Manager
Phone: 06 356 9965
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Viv Williams
Customer Services
Phone: 06 356 9965

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