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About Us

Since 1970 Toolware Sales Limited has been dedicated to the goal of serving Retail Hardware and Tool Merchants throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific with quality hand tools, sourced world wide, and selected to meet the needs of those in professional trades and do-it-yourselfers.

Our Mission

Toolware's mission continues to build on the sound principles formed by the founders in 1970.

  • Service second to none
  • Quality Products
  • Fairness in all things
Our History

In the late 1960's David Cartwright, founder of Toolware Sales saw an opportunity to specialize in particular products and provide a level of service to Retailers that did not exist at that time. David, along with Keith Thompson and Frank Teat, saw that there was an opportunity to offer the market a complete supply source for specialized products that they knew well - Quality hand tools and equipment. And so, Toolware Sales began operations in a tiny warehouse of 185 sq. meters, based in Auckland New Zealand, with just a staff of three. Since that time Toolware has grown and has never wavered from the original goals, to be the best in the industry, provide excellent service, and supply quality trade tools.

Leadership Team

Nigel Cartwright
Chief Executive Officer

Aaron Bell
Sales & Marketing Manager

Claire Harney
Operations Manager