In 1987 Bix Products Pty Ltd was founded by Neville & June Shaw in Beenleigh QLD. The business idea came from seeing the need for locally made and readily available wood joining biscuits, that would also help keep Australian money circulating here, in Australia. The business became "fair dinkum" with the creation of the BIX registered trademark. The need for purpose-built machinery brought out Neville's inventive skills. He devised the making of various die-sets for each size of biscuit and also developed press feeders, conveyors and a tumbling machine in order to manufacture his first BIX Wood Joining Biscuits.