List of companies of New Zealand

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The Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter, opened in 1971

This is a list of notable companies based in New Zealand, a country in Oceania. For further information on the types of business entities in this country and their abbreviations, see "Business entities in New Zealand".

New Zealand is a wealthy country, with a relatively high GDP per capita and a relatively low rate of poverty. Since the 1980s, New Zealand has transformed from an agrarian, regulated economy to a more industrialised, free market economy that can compete globally. Since 1984, government subsidies including for agriculture have been eliminated; import regulations have been liberalised; exchange rates have been freely floated; controls on interest rates, wages, and prices have been removed; and marginal rates of taxation reduced. The restructuring and sale of state-owned enterprises in the 1990s reduced government's role in the economy. Many of the largest companies lost ground and new enterprises were established.[1] New Zealand companies are dependent on international trade, mainly with Australia, the European Union, the United States, China, South Korea, Japan and Canada. The major capital market is the New Zealand Exchange, known as the NZX.

Largest firms

New Zealand does not have many large firms. 95% of the companies in New Zealand are classed as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).[2] The Financial Reporting Act 1993[3] defines a large company as one that satisfied at least one of two criteria:

  • Total assets of the entity and its subsidiaries (if any) exceed NZ$60 million
  • Total revenue of the entity and its subsidiaries (if any) exceeds NZ$30 million.

Several of the largest firms are listed below:

Name 2016 Revenues
(NZ$ million)
Employees
(globally)
Notes
Fletcher Building 9,004 20,000 Construction company, with a market capitalisation of over NZ$7 billion.
Progressive Enterprises 6,100 18,000 Retail chain; wholly owned subsidiary of Australia's Woolworths Limited.
Air New Zealand 5,231 10,527 Flag carrier of New Zealand.
Spark New Zealand 3,531 5,562 Largest telecommunications company in New Zealand.
Ryman Healthcare 261 4,000 Retirement village and rest home operator.

Notable firms

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

For convenience, the word "Limited", which every company registered or re-registered under the Companies Act 1993 must have at the end of its name, is reduced to the common and universally recognized term "Ltd", which is a specifically permitted abbreviation under the Act. In the New Zealand registration system, unlike those of some other countries, the term "Incorporated" is restricted to societies (generally nonprofit) under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.[4]

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
2degrees Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Auckland 2009 Telecommunications
AFFCO Holdings Consumer goods Food & beverage Hamilton 1904 Meatworks, subsidiary of Talley's Group
AHI Roofing Industrials Construction & materials Auckland 1957 Roof tiles
Air New Zealand Ltd Consumer services Travel & leisure Auckland 1965 Airline (NZX: AIR)
Airwork Consumer services Travel & leisure Auckland 1984 Airline
Alliance Group Consumer goods Food & beverage Invercargill 1948 Freezing works
Auckland Airport Ltd Industrials Industrial transportation Auckland 1998 Airport (NZX: AIA)
Aurora Energy (New Zealand) Utilities Electricity Dunedin 1990 Electricity distribution, 100% Dunedin Council-owned
Baby on the Move Consumer goods Personal goods Nelson 2008 Baby safety items
Bank of New Zealand Financials Banks Auckland 1861 Bank, subsidiary of National Australia Bank
Barfoot & Thompson Financials Real estate Auckland 1923 Property sales and management
Black + White Mobile Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Auckland 2008 Mobile phone sales
Blis Technologies Ltd Health care Biotechnology Dunedin 2000 Biotech
Bridget Williams Books Consumer services Media Wellington 1990 Publishing
Cavalier Corporation Consumer goods Household goods Auckland 1984 Carpets (NZX: CAV)
Cloudy Bay Vineyards Consumer goods Food & beverage Blenheim 1985 Winery
Contact Energy Ltd Utilities Electricity Wellington 1996 Electricity generation and retail(NZX: CEN)
Datacom Group Technology Software Wellington 1965 Software developers
Designline Industrials Industrial transportation Ashburton 1985 Buses, defunct 2011
Eurekster Technology Software Christchurch 2004 Search engines, defunct c. 2010
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd Health care Medical equipment Auckland 1934 Medical equipment (NZX: FPH)
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Ltd Consumer goods Household goods Auckland 1934 Appliances (NZX: FPA)
Fletcher Challenge Industrials Construction & materials Auckland 1981 Construction and infrastructure
Fletcher Building Ltd Industrials Construction & materials Auckland 2001 Construction and infrastructure (NZX: FBU)
Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd Consumer goods Food & beverage Auckland 2001 Dairy
Foodstuffs (NZ) Ltd Consumer services Retail Auckland / Wellington 1922 Liquor retailer
Gecko Press Consumer services Media Wellington 2005 Children's books
Genesis Energy Ltd Utilities Electricity Auckland 1999 Electricity generation, 51% government owned (NZX: GNE)
Golden Bay Air Consumer services Travel & leisure Auckland 2006 Airline
Grove Mill Consumer goods Food & beverage Marlborough 1988 Winery
Harcourts International Financials Real estate Wellington 1988 Real estate sales
Heartland Bank Financials Banks Auckland 2011 Publicly listed registered bank and finance company
Hubbard Foods Consumer goods Food & beverage Auckland 1990 Cereals
Infratil Ltd Conglomerates - Wellington 1994 Airports, electricity generators and retailers (NZX: IFT)
Invivo Wines Consumer goods Food & beverage Auckland 2008 Winery
Jade Software Corporation Technology Software Christchurch 1978[5] Software
Kiwi Property Group Financials Real estate Auckland 1992 Property investment (NZX: KPG)
Kiwibank Financials Banks Wellington 2001 Bank, subsidiary of state-owned New Zealand Post
Kordia Consumer services Media Auckland[6] 2003 State-owned broadcaster
Landcorp Consumer goods Food & beverage Wellington 1987 State-owned farming
Macpac Wilderness Equipment Consumer services Retail Christchurch 1973 Outdoors retailer
Mainfreight Ltd Industrials Industrial transportation Auckland 1978 Freight (NZX: MFT)
MediaWorks New Zealand Consumer services Media Auckland 2004 Television
Mercury Energy Utilities Electricity Auckland 1999 Electricity generation, 51% government owned (NZX: MCY)
Meridian Energy Utilities Electricity Wellington 1998 Electricity generation, 51% government owned (NZX: MEL)
My Food Bag Consumer services Retail Auckland 2012 Online retailer
New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd Basic materials Basic resources Wellington[7] 1971 Aluminium
New Zealand Exchange Ltd Financials Financial services Wellington 2002 Exchange (NZX: NZX)
Northport Industrials Industrial transportation Marsden Point 2000 Port
NZ Bus Industrials Industrial transportation Wellington 1992 Public transport provider. Subsidiary of Infratil
Pacific Edge Ltd Health care Medical equipment Dunedin 2001 Bladder cancer diagnostic tools (NZX: PEB)
Pernod Ricard NZ Consumer goods Food & beverage Auckland[8] 1975 Winery
PGG Wrightson Ltd Industrials General industries Christchurch 2005 Agricultural supply (NZX: PGW)
Pike River Coal Ltd Basic materials Basic resources Wellington 1982 Coal mining (NZX: PRC)
Port of Tauranga Ltd Industrials Industrial transportation Tauranga 1988 Port (NZX: POT)
Ports of Auckland Industrials Industrial transportation Auckland 1988 Port
Progressive Enterprises Consumer services Retail Auckland 1949 Grocer chain, subsidiary of Woolworths
Pumpkin Patch Ltd Consumer services Retail Auckland 1990 Retail chain, defunct 2016 (NZX: PPL)
Pushpay Technology Software Auckland 2011 Mobile payment software
Rakon Ltd Technology Software Auckland 1967 Technology (NZX: RAK)
Restaurant Brands NZ Ltd Consumer services Retail Auckland 1989 Fast foods (NZX: RCD)
Ryman Healthcare Health care Health care providers Christchurch 1984 Retirement villages and aged care
State Insurance Financials Insurance Auckland 1990 Insurance, part of Insurance Australia Group
SilverStripe Ltd Technology Software Wellington 2000 Software
Skellerup Holdings Ltd Industrials General industries Christchurch 1910 Industrial/rubber (NZX: SKL)
Sky Network Television Ltd Consumer services Media Auckland 1987 Television (NZX: SKT)
Skycity Entertainment Group Consumer services Travel & leisure Auckland 1996 Hotels, casinos (NZX: SKC)
SLI Systems Technology Software Christchurch 2001 eCommerce solutions, search engines
Solid Energy Basic materials Basic resources Wellington 1987 State-owned coal mining
South Canterbury Finance Ltd Financials Financial services Timaru[9] 1926 Financial services, defunct 2010
Spark New Zealand Telecommunications Telecommunications Auckland 1987 Telecom, formerly called Telecom New Zealand (NZX: SPK)
Summerset Holdings Health care Health care providers Wellington 1996 Retirement villages and aged care (NZX: SUM)
Talley's Group Consumer goods Food & beverage Motueka 1936 Fishery
Te Mata Estate Consumer goods Food & beverage Havelock North 1919 Winery
The Warehouse Group Consumer services Retail Auckland 1982 Retail stores (NZX: WHS)
Tourism Holdings Ltd Consumer services Travel & leisure Auckland 1984 Tourism (NZX: THL)
Traffic Design Group Industrials Industrial transportation - 1976 Traffic consulting
Trimax Mowing Systems Industrials General industries Tauranga 1981 Turf equipment
Triodent Health care Medical equipment Katikati 2003 Dentistry
Trustpower Utilities Electricity Tauranga 1993 Electricity generation (NZX: TPW)
Vector Ltd Utilities Electricity Auckland 1999 Electricity distribution (NZX: VCT)
Vend Ltd Technology Software Auckland 2010 Retail software
Vista Group Technology Software Auckland 2014 Cinema industry software
Vodafone New Zealand Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Auckland 1998 Mobile phone operator
Wellington International Airport Industrials Industrial transportation Wellington 1998 Airport, joint venture between Infratil and the Wellington City Council
Xero Ltd Technology Software Wellington 2006 Accounting software
Yealands Estate Consumer goods Food & beverage - 2008 Winery

See also

References

  1. ^ Hawke, Gary (11 March 2010). "Large companies, 1980 to early 2000s". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Manarangi, Nicholas (14 July 2015). "New Zealand's Largest Companies by Market Cap". NZL-RTN. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Companies Act 1993 No 105 (as at 30 May 2017), Public Act Contents – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Incorporated Societies Act 1908 No 212 (as at 01 April 2014), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". legislation.govt.nz. New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Company Overview of Jade Software Corporation Limited". Bloomberg. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Kordia Group Limited: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
  7. ^ New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
  8. ^ Pernod Ricard Winemakers New Zealand Limited: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
  9. ^ South Canterbury Finance Limited: Private Company Information - Bloomberg

External links

  • Motor Vehicle Traders Register at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Companies Office Registry


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