Behind our story is a vision that was started by tradies just like you
Your business is an expression of who you are so make it the best it can be
NZ Trade Group (NZTG) is the complete trade business solution, helping you to get ahead, faster. There’s nothing else quite like it in the market.
For trade businesses, NZTG means more profit, more success and most importantly, more time to spend on the things that are important to you. So, where did NZTG come from – and why do our members say it’s the secret weapon for their business?
NZTG was founded in 2006 by three like-minded electrical contracting businesses in Auckland. From the get-go, they banded together to purchase through preferred suppliers, achieving group volume-based cost savings on materials and equipment. Over a decade later, those three foundation member businesses are still an active part of NZTG.
From the original three, other electrical businesses soon came on board as members and it was quickly apparent that NZTG offered so much more than just group buying power.
By sharing our combined knowledge, systems, structures, labour and resources, we have evolved as a strong group and a formidable business tool. Today, NZTG has a ‘hand-picked’ membership of over 130 electrical contracting businesses nationwide, from the Cape to Bluff. With an eye on NZ’s cultural heritage and ongoing cultural diversity we are proud to have a mix of Maori and European owned member businesses as well as many other cultural ethnicities.
We take our members from being great tradespeople, to being great business people. Our members constantly improve their business profitability with the help of our software, suppliers and services.
In 2009, NZTG developed the first version of the unique quotation software – designed by tradespeople for tradespeople, and it changed the way our members ran their trade businesses.
In 2018 NZTG launched it’s next generation software Katipolt, a complete trade business platform that members heavily rely on to run their businesses. So software, as well as the services and supplier relationships NZTG offers makes it an attractive proposition.
And NZTG isn’t just good for members; together, we can help builders, homeowners and contractors with an overall better service, through fast, professional and transparent quotes and access to the best products and industry knowledge.
Proudly New Zealand owned and operated, we are constantly striving to demonstrate that NZ Trade Group is a leading and respected group of professionals nationwide. With NZTG, everyone wins: members run their businesses more successfully and sustainability, customers get a better and more transparent service, and the industry’s reputation lifts through improved business management.
New Zealand’s cultural heritage is important to us, with our majority shareholder being of Ngapuhi (Northland) Maori decent. A focus is to help and mentor Maori in business and Maori youth into the trades, this is an area we would like to expand on wherever possible and as our business grows.
Our mission is to create exceptional trade businesses. Reach their full potential and become more profitable with NZTG, sooner.
what we do
We help trade businesses to get ahead faster through a unique combination of software, suppliers and services.
Every job can be profitable with our unique software platform, our cloud-based quote and job management software. You get the best products and buying muscle through our supplier network. And to round it out, our services help to sustain and grow your business, faster.