PGG Wrightson has a rich heritage of more than 170 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 1861, and were themselves the result of many amalgamations through the years.
Our History Timeline
Stock and station operation founded in Christchurch by George Gould in 1851. Incorporated in 1875.
Wright Stephenson & Co established in Dunedin.
National Mortgage and Agency Co of New Zealand Ltd incorporated in England.
Donald Reid & Co Ltd established in Dunedin.
Newton King Ltd established in New Plymouth. Reorganised in 1977 to become Crown Consolidated Ltd.
Williams & Kettle opened for business in Napier.
Dalgety & Co Ltd incorporated in England.
Pyne & Co established in Christchurch.
Guinness & Le Cren Ltd established in Timaru.
Gould Beaumont & Co, Pyne & Co and Guinness & Le Cren Ltd joined to form Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd.
NMA Co of New Zealand merged with Wright Stephenson & Co to become NMA Wright Stephenson Holdings Ltd.
Following multiple acquisitions in the 1960s, Donald Reid & Co Ltd becomes Reid Farmers Ltd.
The merger of Dalgety & New Zealand Loan Ltd and Crown Consolidated Ltd forms Dalegty Crown Corporation Ltd.
Dalegty Crown Corporation Ltd becomes Dalegty Crown Ltd, a stock and station division of Wrightson NMA Ltd.
Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd acquires assets of Elders Pastoral in Canterbury.
Wrightson NMA Ltd is established as Wrightson Ltd.
Reid Farmers Ltd is acquired by Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd.
Wrightson Ltd acquires Williams & Kettle.
PGG Wrightson was formed from a merge between Wrightson Ltd and Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd.