• Concrete
  • Petroleum
  • Transport
  • Contracting
  • Quarrying
  • Waste

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.

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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.

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people1750 Staff

companies62 Companies

sectors6 Sectors

Feet on the
ground; eyes
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.

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We continue to invest in the latest technology, equipment and industry learning to maximise the efficiency and value of our service delivery to customers.

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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.            

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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.

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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.                                                      

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Using our transport expertise we deliver a range of services that cater for the waste and recycling needs of the communities we operate within.

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Working for HWR - Staff who Deliver

We firmly believe in our capable staff being given and taking responsibility. 

"Treat the company as if it's your own" is something our people hear often.


We buy and operate the most modern and efficient truck fleet.

We operate safely and develop people to make the right decisions at the coal face

We create value by forming alliances with customers in the productive sector.

HWR Latest News

Bill Richardson Transport World opens

This is a privately owned collection of over 250 trucks and 150 petrol bowsers, significant Henry Ford Letter Car and V8 collection, VW Kombis, Pedal Cars, Wearable Arts and much more in this exquisite display housed in over 10,000sqm of sheds.

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