Aorangi Merchants – we’re turning 25 in June

Back in 1994 in the depths of what seemed an extra harsh South Canterbury winter – Paul Malcolm brought Aorangi to life.  After 20 years in the Horticultural industry in sunny Nelson, Paul and his father wanted a change of scenery and business and this was the ideal opportunity!

Through Paul’s horticultural links, Aorangi’s first cornerstone agency was WOLF-Garten which we have successfully built up to the brand it is today here in New Zealand.  As the years have rolled by more agencies and brands have joined our team and we now keep ourselves very busy with a total of 14 key brands marketed throughout New Zealand under the Aorangi banner.

Aorangi continues today as a family owned and operated business, with Paul now joined by his son Ken in the ownership, and his second son Hamish managing the New Zealand sales division for the horticultural and garden categories.

Our core strategy is still to provide nationwide delivery, product knowledge training, and the supply of comprehensive marketing materials to our valued retailers and our vision is to offer a range of tools and equipment that are the best quality in their category to the market.

Many thanks to all our valued customers for this wonderful journey – we look forward to the next 25 years!

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