With a proud legacy since 1938
The story began the day six-year-old Bill Richardson’s feet touched the running boards of Snowy Kidd’s 1949 Ford truck. It has taken seven decades of quiet achievement to create today’s H.W.Richardson Group (HWR). Through a mix of inventiveness, intuition, industry understanding and tenacity, we have managed to grow from a small trucking operation in lnvercargill to one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned companies and transport operators, that incredibly, still holds true to Bill’s values of family, friendship and fair dealings.
A spirit of
enterprise & ideas
HW Richardson Group’s fresh thinking and spirit of business enterprise has consistently found answers to the continually evolving needs of the transport industry.
HWR now spans many complementary sectors, including transport, ready mixed concrete, lubricants, petroleum, contracting & waste. Our diversity has given us stability through challenging times and allowed us to keep contributing to the heartland of New Zealand’s productive economy.
Feet on the
on the future
It’s our people who create the value in the business, but at HWR, we’re happy to let our actions do most of the talking. We believe in our capable staff being given & taking responsibility. By having the tools & the freedom to make decisions at the ‘coal face’, they can react to changing customer needs without having to go through unwieldy governance structures.
Our distinctive combination of scale & nimbleness enables us to rapidly respond to evolving customer needs & marketing conditions, translating into a continual desire to innovate & stay at the leading edge of our industry.
The products we deal in require sophisticated technical support and our concrete companies are able to draw on high-level technical knowledge to ensure customers have the benefit of the very latest advances and advice.
Behind New Zealand’s export successes and productive economy lies a tier of dependable distribution companies who deliver on a promise. Who literally keep the wheels of commerce turning.
Our ability to consistently satisfy customers is dependent on the high standards we set ourselves. We focus on getting the details right and producing results we can all be proud of.
Transport is in our bloodstream. Our in-depth knowledge, accumulated in many transport spheres over seven decades, provides our customers with access to an unrivalled skill base.