About NZPM Group

Our Brands

NZPM Group Limited is a limited liability co-operative company owned by its customer shareholders.

NZPM’s main operating subsidiaries are Plumbing World Limited and Metrix Imports Limited.  Through these companies, NZPM imports, distributes, wholesales and retails plumbing and gas related products.

NZPM was formed in 1964 by a group of Master Plumbers led by Ido De Bernardo to establish a merchant chain throughout New Zealand. The goals of this co-operative were to improve the profitability and quality of service and products to its plumber shareholders.  Calling themselves NZ Plumbers' Merchants Society (NZPMS), they purchased a small plumbing merchant/importer and NZPM was on its way.

The business has had significant growth and evolution. With group turnover in excess of $212 million and nearly 900 shareholders, NZPM’s focus is firmly on the dual goals of growing our members’ and customers business and improving the financial and operating performance of the group.
As a member of Co-op Business New Zealand, we have a strong co-operative ethos and support the seven Rochdale principles that underpin all co-operatives - Voluntary and open membership, Democratic member control, Member economic participation, Autonomy and independence, Continuing co-operative education and training, Co-operation amongst co-operatives and Concern for community.

Mission Statement:

To contribute to our shareholder members’ business success by representing their interests and delivering performance excellence.

To keep shareholders regularly updated on the business, NZPM publishes The Connector newsletter.  Click here to read the latest addition.


Fully owned subsidiaries

Plumbing World

Supplying everything from basic trade products to top fashion bathroom fittings from the best brands in New Zealand and the world the Plumbing World team is equipped with the specialist knowledge and technology so you get the benefit of specialist plumbing advice.
With branches nationwide from Kerikeri to Invercargill, Plumbing World has grown to become the largest 100% New Zealand owned national plumbing merchant. Along the way, Plumbing World has gained a reputation as the bathroom, laundry, kitchen and heating specialist.


Metrix is a leading import distributor of European bathroomware to the New Zealand market. Metrix has a singular focus on representing specialist manufacturers who share their commitment to creating inspirational bathroom spaces using extraordinary products.
Established in 1988, Metrix has established an industry-wide reputation for its relentless and visionary pursuit of innovation in bathroom design. Its pioneering spirit, in combination with the company's exclusive agency of 17 sought-after brands, attracted the attention of New Zealand Plumbers Merchants, who acquired Metrix in 2007. Metrix offers cutting edge products that deliver excellence in technology, performance, and design.


50 Year Awards

Many of our members businesses are multi-generational and have been shareholders of the co-operative since its inception, and in 2014 we recognised the first of our shareholders loyalty with their 50-year membership awards.

Mr IPH & Mrs BD Robertson 1964
Mr Robert Edward King 1964
Mr Ivan Sleight 1964
Menzies Plumbers Ltd 1964
Pat O'Sullivan Ltd 1964
F B Hall & Co Ltd 1964
Padova Properties Ltd 1964
T E Morris & Son Ltd 1964
Park & Clarke Ltd 1964
Chenery Contracting Ltd 1964
C H Faul & Co Ltd 1964
Wharfe Bros Ltd 1964
Brockelsby Properties Ltd 1965
John E Brewer Ltd 1966
Ian Stephens Ltd 1966
A G Foley Ltd 1967
Palmer's Plumbing & Htg Ltd 1967
Arthur Cates Ltd 1968
P G Moore Ltd 1968

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Young Plumber of the Year

YPOTY2018 Winners

At NZPM Group we have a strong industry focus and support industry engagement, training and development through our close relationship with Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ Inc, and our Young Plumbers Club and annual Young Plumber of the Year competition.

The Young Plumber of the Year (YPOTY), in association with Plumbing World, showcases and rewards the best and brightest in the industry. It recognises excellence in our trades, celebrates industry training and the support of our amazing employers, and our suppliers that keep the wheels of the industry turning.

This flagship event is really well-regarded in the industry, with winners put on the short-track to long-term success. Hundreds of contestants battle it out every year for a spot in the national final. There are great prizes up for grabs, personal development opportunities, and for those who make it to nationals a whole lot more. Enter now for your shot at making a good name for yourself in your chosen trade.



Hayden Findlay, Eco Plumbing & Gas Ltd, North Shore (now Wanaka) - Northern Region


Alex Hyland, Steve Wolter Plumbing Ltd, Gisborne - BOP/Central Plateau Region


Adam de Pass, Jackson Plumbing Ltd, Invercargill - Southern Region

Future Governance Programme

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We also have a number of learning and education initiatives for our members and their staff including health & safety and business mentoring, and our Future Governance Programme to help develop and train potential future directors for the co-operative.
For more info: Click here


Read full article here - NZPM has strong ties to our wider community, and we support a number of organisations and initiatives that reflect our concern for the needs and sustainability of our current and future generations. This support includes many ongoing local initiatives from the provision of plumbing supplies to a new Riding for the Disabled facility in Wellington to the gift of school and sports equipment to a remote village in Fiji. We are also active sponsors of three New Zealand cancer charities that provide benefit to our community.

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