In February 2022 Co-operative Business New Zealand (NZ COOP) named NZPM Co-operative as their 2021 winner of the Co-operative Business of the Year Award.
NZPM Co-operative is a limited liability co-operative company owned by its customer shareholders. NZPM’s main operating businesses are Plumbing World and Metrix Imports. Through these companies, we import, distribute, wholesale and retail plumbing, gas and 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 co-operative has experienced significant growth and evolution, and with co-operative turnover in excess of $300 million and 1000 ordinary shareholders, NZPM’s focus remains firmly on the dual goals of growing our members’ and customers business and improving the financial and operating performance of the co-operative. We have a strong co-operative ethos and support the seven Rochdale principles that underpin all co-operatives.
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.
Plumbing World have committed to a range of carefully selected exclusive products that offer superior design and performance at very competitive pricing. We have secured our long-term sourcing through a 33% ownership in AquaSource, a Hong Kong based specialist plumbing procurement business.
Metrix is a leading importer and 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 developed 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 NZPM, who acquired Metrix in 2007. Metrix offers cutting-edge products that deliver excellence in technology, performance, and design.