Case Study: PF OLSEN

When you have teams all over New Zealand, what’s the one employee benefits programme that looks after everyone.

PF Olsen Boost Case Study

PH Olsen is a major forestry services provider with multiple branches around New Zealand. The company is headquartered in Rotorua and manages more than 160,000 hectares of New Zealand plantation forest.

Forest management is a labour-intensive business that requires specific expertise. PF Olsen employs more than 160 talented people, including forest managers, harvest planners, environmental planners, regional managers, business development managers, administrators and new graduates.


When Boost approached PF Olsen executive administrator Janine Branson, she wasn’t actively looking for an employee benefit programme. However, the benefits of Boost impressed her.

“It was an opportunity that was presented to us and I couldn’t think of why we wouldn’t be interested,” said Janine. “Our existing benefits programme wasn’t being used because it was cumbersome to carry a card and the discounts only applied in Rotorua.”


PF Olsen decided to join Boost, attracted by the simplicity and usability of the Boost app. They recognised that the programme was an easy way to make employees feel appreciated and rewarded.

“One of our strategic pillars is around people and what we can do to make PF Olsen a great place to work. Staff benefits by way of Boost is a great fit for us.”

Senior management also liked how the programme offers a wide range of discounts and offers throughout New Zealand, so that all their employees would find the benefits useful. From subsidised gym memberships and big discounts at Torpedo 7 to cheap paint from Resene and great deals at Placemakers, Boost savings opportunities touch on every part of life.


“It’s just so easy to use and the benefits are relevant to most staff, regardless of their location. I also like the reports on usage. I would definitely recommend Boost to other employers.”

PF Olsen joined Boost in mid-2021 and uptake by employees has been encouraging. Data analysis of Boost usage by PF Olsen employees shows that discounts from Torpedo7, BOC, Millennium Hotels, and Paddock to Pantry are the most popular benefits.