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Our Story

In 1989 the Hospitality Industry had limited wholesalers to purchase equipment from and there was a gap in the Industry for competitive equipment and pre owned equipment.

With 10 years in the Industry in sales and marketing with the leading Hospitality Supplier Mark Hardy jointly with his wife Sharon took the opportunity to open their own Company Hardy Trade Supply Co in Wellington to fill this gap.

Since Hardy Trade Supply Co’s incorporation (now known in the Industry as Hardy Trade) the Company and its associated companies have grown into one of New Zealand’s market leaders in supply and service to the Hospitality Industry, and proud to be 100% New Zealand family owned and operated.

Hardy Trade has maintained a small and loyal team able to give professional advice in sales and service with both field and showroom sales consultants nationwide, offer in house ordering and an easy to operate Web site which changes daily (listening to our customers comments for continual improvement) with our own in house web design team, has an experienced and long term accounts staff team member to assist with all accounts issues in a friendly professional manner, an experienced long term store and purchasing team to ensure the most competitive pricing and fast efficient delivery service.

Our large store and showroom based in Petone carries a vast range of new catering equipment, a full complement of crockery, glasses and kitchenware ranges as well as the largest New Zealand used catering showroom in New Zealand, selling pre owned equipment that has been fully cleaned and serviced with specified warranties. Hardy Trade is fully licensed to purchase and sell pre owned equipment giving the customer 100% confidence in purchasing equipment that is free of any security and is sold under the strict laws and regulations pertaining to the selling of pre owned equipment.

Unlike other Hospitality Distributors Hardy Trade is committed to marketing New Zealand manufactured products where ever possible to ensure not only full service and spare parts back up but also keeping fellow New Zealand workers employed. Such brands include Moffat New Zealand for electric and gas appliances, Skope refrigeration for a full range of Kitchen refrigeration, Festive NZ for all display cabinet both Hot and Cold, Washtec for commercial Dishwasher and Glasswasher Systems, Novalock for complete range of shelving both coolroom and storage shelving fully MAF approved.

To ensure continuity of product supply  Hardy Trade has partnered with major international importers of Glassware, cutlery and Kitchenware such as McPherson’s Consumer Products, Spunglo, Dunedin Stainless, Cintesi, to name a few.

On the service side Hardy Trade has partnered with professional gas and electrical technicians specialised in servicing the Food Service Industry ensuring installations are fully authorised as are any repairs.

By listening to our clients needs Hardy Trade established Hospitality Rentals (the only 100% family owned and operated long term commercial rental business) for the benefit of clients to set up business or replace old and tired equipment with new updated equipment at little initial capital costs and low 100% tax deductable weekly payments, full details on www.hospitalityrentals.co.nz.

Hardy Trade is also the only company to offer medium term finance with their associated company Hospitality Finance Ltd 100% New Zealand family owned and operated. This is ideal to finance equipment on only chattel security with flexible terms with fast and efficient approval.

The advantage of dealing with New Zealand family operated businesses are that you are dealing with real people that care and listen to their customers needs and can be flexible to suit each client’s needs. Hardy Trade also looks at building long term relationships with its client’s to assist in building their businesses for long term future growth.

All our clients can be assured that Hardy Trade wants to make your dealings with the above company's and staff a happy and long term satisfying experience.