As a global logistics provider, Mainfreight offers managed warehousing, domestic and cross-border transport and international freight forwarding. With team and branches across Australia, Asia, Europe, New Zealand and the Americas Mainfreight continues to expand its global footprint. Listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange we continue to work towards our 100 year vision.
“Special people, special company”
embodies Mainfreight and its unique culture.
We have developed a style of doing business successfully not only in New
Zealand, but around the world.
We are an 11,000+ strong global team, but
ask our people and they’ll tell you it’s like being part of one big
blue-blooded family. Our DNA is carved out of hard work, ingenuity and a deep
care for one another.
Like any family, we challenge and nurture
one another. We don’t always agree but we are loyal, committed and honest with
Our company is built on our Three Pillars
– Culture, Family, and Philosophy. These core values have shaped our people and
We promote our people from within, and
encourage innovative, non-hierarchical and decisive outlooks. Like a family we eat together at mealtimes
and we support each other through successes and failures.
At the same time, we are focused on
performance — every branch reports weekly results that are available for all
team members to see. Individual responsibility and accountability for quality
are reinforced. All Mainfreight branches have quality boards and are internally
audited every six months.
Our unwavering focus on culture, values
and care for one another, makes Mainfreight a team we are proud to be a part
Mainfreight began it's operations in
Auckland, New Zealand in 1978, soon growing into New Zealand's most extensive
freight network. In 1996, we went public and listed on the New Zealand Stock
Exchange. To this day, we continue to be one of the best performing businesses
on the New Zealand stock exchange.
A shift in focus in 1984 saw the opening
of the first Mainfreight Air & Ocean branch.
Investments in Australian
operations began in 1989, driven by a desire to treat New Zealand and Australia
as a single market. Our presence in Australia continued to expand through both
acquisition and branch proliferation across strategic locations.
We became global in 1999 with the
acquisition of businesses in both Asia and the United States. Full ownership of
our Asian operations was complete in 2007 and today we have several branches
operating out of China, South East Asia, Japan and Korea. Expansion continued
in the Americas with the purchase of Target Logistics services in 2007.
In 2011, we acquired the business of Wim
Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand our international global
network with branches throughout Europe. Our network across the region
continues to expand with branches opening up in new countries across the entire
The intensification and growth of our
network remains a key strategic initiative enabling us to provide greater levels of logistics
efficiency and communication by being closer to our customers and their
As of 2022, we have 310+ branches in 26 countries in our global network, powered by over 11,000 team members.
From the beginning, we have always aimed
to be a company that stood the test of time.
We began operating in Auckland, New Zealand in 1978. In 1979, our
founding partners made the decision to create the 100-year vision – a company
that would stand for 100 years. They would employ the right people, with the
right passion to make this vision come to life.
All decisions are made on the basis that
we will be here for another 100 years. This view shapes our approach to
recruitment and training of team members, customer and supplier relationships
and growth strategies.
Through our journey, we have never lost
sight of our long-standing view of building a strong and passionate team to
deliver the ultimate Mainfreight experience. As quoted in our Ready, Fire, Aim
book “The 100-year vision is now not simply a finite point, but rather
something that starts afresh everyday – an evolving vision, a long-term view
way of life.”