About Us / History

Theodist is Papua New Guineas largest retailer and supplier of office products and equipment for business, education and home. Theodist is a family owned and operated company catering for small to large businesses, schools, government and walk in customers.

The name Theodist stems from the company’s original roots as a retailer of Survey & Drafting equipment. Two of the main survey instruments of the era were Theodolites and Distance measuring machines. Hence Theo and Dist combined to create Theodist.


To this day we continue the legacy of providing Surveying & Drafting equipment to today’s surveyors and draftsmen and are the only retailer for such specialised equipment in the country.

The drafting equipment side of the business provided the road to general stationery which we are known for today.

Theodist is a family owned and run business that has been serving PNG since 1968 (44 years)

Aside from our large stationery and office supplies we offer:

  •  Small to large office furniture with custom workstations designs and installation.
  •  Digital printing services including business cards, flyers, manuals, posters, signage and more, we even have in house graphic artists to help you with your design
  •  The latest in technology with phones, tablets and cameras
  •  Computer Accessories
  •  The latest in survey solutions
  •  Business machines
  •  Home furnishing