Who we are

Cookes: Our Organisation, Our History


Cookes is the name at the very heart of how this country was built: our products have been doing New Zealand’s heavy lifting, hauling, hoisting, trawling, digging (and more) for over a century. A culmination of two of New Zealand's leading brands Cookes and Gourock. 

World's best brands

We are master distributors for the world’s leading products: Bridon, Van Beest, Yoke, Crosby and Rud, to name a few. Only Cookes can offer you such a choice of Industrial brands sourced directly from the manufacturers.

We are problem solvers

Nationwide, our people have the collective knowledge and experience that spans years of service; you benefit from that every day. No matter the industry you are in – Construction, Forestry, Marine or Agriculture – if you have a problem, Cookes can solve it. That means better performance and profitability for your business.

International quality from local branches

You can shop at your local Cookes branch for a huge range of world-class industrial products. Our people enjoy making relationships personal. We aim to understand your industry, your business, and your unique needs. What you need is not on the shelf? Or in the warehouse? We can supply products from any of our 11 national branches. Have a problem? We can design, tailor, source and select a solution to meet your needs and requirements. 

Health and safety come first 

Our business revolves around the use and support of industrial machinery where any unsafe practice can lead to serious harm. Safety always comes first. Whether we’re manufacturing, testing, certifying or supplying; health and safety is paramount for our employees, contractors, and customers. 

We are experts in ensuring that the equipment you use is fit for purpose. Cookes in-house testing, Height safety services, mobile testing services, non-destructive testing and specialist rigging services ensure your equipment meets and or exceeds all relevant AS/NZS standards. 

Quality Assured

Cookes is absolutely committed to supplying quality products and service. We have held ISO 9001 certification since 1992 and expanded this to include the ISO 14001and OHSAS 18001 certification, demonstrating our commitment to quality, sustainability and safety. More recently we have acheived Full Member accreditation with LEEA, the internationally recognised standard in lifting, providing further assurance of our ability to deliver quality solutions that consistently meet or exceed your needs.