Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Fisher & Paykel Appliances investing in South

Media release 2 October 2008

Fisher & Paykel Appliances investing further in the South

Iconic Kiwi company Fisher & Paykel Appliances is committing further in the country’s South with the opening of a new South Island warehouse.

The official opening of the building takes place 4.30pm tomorrow, Friday 3 October by the company’s New Zealand Chief Operating Officer, Malcolm Harris.

Mr Harris says Fisher & Paykel Appliances has signed a nine year lease to occupy the building and demonstrates it is committed to its New Zealand heritage: “We remain a strong proud Kiwi company.”

“This building is the South Island distribution centre for finished goods and spare parts, and follows the announcement of a 40 person call centre in Dunedin to be opened early next year,” says Mr Harris.

Over 20 people will work from the Christchurch property covering various functions, including sales, finance, technical support, spares sales and distribution, and finished goods distribution.

The building has been built for the Goodman Property Group and is the first part of its Glasswork’s development site in Shands Road.

Designed by Modern Architecture Partners, the construction was carried out by Armitage Williams. The facility includes an 84 square metre showroom, considerable office space, and a 3750 square metre warehouse, with another 3000 square metre expansion provisioned.

Fisher & Paykel Appliances is the third most trusted brand in New Zealand and retains 50-55% market share. The company designs, manufactures and markets a range of innovative household appliances developed with a commitment to technology, design, user friendliness and environmental awareness.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Water: Farming Leaders Pledge To Help Make Rivers Swimmable

In a first for the country, farming leaders have pledged to work together to help make New Zealand’s rivers swimmable for future generations. More>>


Unintended Consequences: Liquor Change For Grocery Stores On Tobacco Tax

Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017. More>>

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>


By May 2018: Wider, Earlier Microbead Ban

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More>>


Snail-ier Mail: NZ Post To Ditch FastPost

New Zealand Post customers will see a change to how they can send priority mail from 1 January 2018. The FastPost service will no longer be available from this date. More>>


Property Institute: English Backs Of Debt To Income Plan

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church is applauding today’s decision, by Prime Minister Bill English, to take Debt-to-income ratios off the table as a tool available to the Reserve Bank. More>>