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Our History

PGG Wrightson has a rich heritage of more than 160 years working alongside New Zealand farmers to service their on-farm needs.

PGG Wrightson itself was formed in October 2005 through the merger of Pyne Gould Guinness and Wrightson. Both founding companies had long histories dating back to 1851 and 1841, and were themselves the result of many amalgamations through the years.

 

PGG Wrightson History
1851
Gould Beaumont & Co founded in Christchurch
1868
Wright Stephenson & Co established in Dunedin
1877
National Mortgage and Agency Co of New Zealand Ltd incorporated in England
1878
Donald Reid & Co Ltd established in Dunedin
1879
Newton King Ltd established in New Plymouth. Reorganised in 1977 to become Crown Consolidated Ltd.
1880
Williams & Kettle opened for business in Napier
1884
Dalgety & Co Ltd incorporated in England
1888
Pyne & Co established in Christchurch
1890
Guinness & Le Cren Ltd established in Timaru
1919
Gould Beaumont & Co, Pyne & Co and Guinness & Le Cren Ltd joined to form Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd
1972
NMA Co of New Zealand merged with Wright Stephenson & Co to become NMA Wright Stephenson Holdings Ltd
1974
Following multiple acquisitions in the 1960s, Donald Reid & Co Ltd becomes Reid Farmers Ltd
1983
The merger of Dalgety & New Zealand Loan Ltd and Crown Consolidated Ltd forms Dalgety Crown Corporation Ltd. 
1986
Dalgety Crown Corporation Ltd becomes Dalgety Crown Ltd, a stock and station division of Wrightson NMA Ltd
1991
Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd acquires assets of Elders Pastoral in Canterbury
1993
Wrightson NMA Ltd is established as Wrightson Ltd
2001
Reid Farmers Ltd is acquired by Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd
2005
Wrightson Ltd acquires Williams & Kettle

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