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 chain 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 of over $212 million, 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.

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.

Companies partially owned by NZPM

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Established in 1987, Construction Marketing Services (CMS) educates the building industry on market developments, industry changes and product advances.

For developers, builders and industry specifiers i.e. architects, draughtsmen, designers, quantity surveyors, project managers, keeping up with the market can be a continual challenge.  Representing leading brands we provide an educational service directly to you, in your office.

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