History

Plumbing Yard

We are Plumbing World

…and we’re here to provide the best possible service to our shareholders and customers (whilst having a bit of fun along the way).

So, how did we get here?

We are part of the NZPM group (nzpm.co.nz) which was formed in 1964 by a group of master plumbers led by Ido De Bernardo. The goal of NZPM was to establish a merchant chain throughout New Zealand. These chains were to improve the profitability and quality of service and products to its plumber shareholders.  Called NZ Plumbers’ Merchants Society (NZPMS), they purchased a small plumbing merchant/importer and NZPM was on its way.

The Plumbing World Brand began its first year trading in 1986, opening the doors to non-shareholders, becoming the societies trading company. We didn’t stop there, Metrix (metrix.co.nz) joined NZPM in 2007, offering cutting edge products in bathroom technology, performance, and design.

In 2014, NZPM Group Limited celebrated 50 years of growth and expansion from a small but determined bunch of committed people. We now have 46 branches nationwide, from Kerikeri to Invercargill. There have been bumps and challenges on the way however we are proud to be 100% Kiwi owned.  Our loyalty and team alignment have seen us grow from humble beginnings to become the business we are today.

NZPM is a Group built on strong values reflected in the way we do business, the way we care for our people, our environment and our communities. Our story is one of foresight, resourcefulness, inspiration, grit and hard work by both shareholders and employees. The future of our company is an exciting ride to be part of.