ARTHUR HOLMES LTD
Arthur Holmes Limited is a family firm, established in 1910. We pride ourselves on providing personal, friendly, knowledgeable service. We are wholesalers of a vast range of imported and New Zealand made glass and plastic containers and closures - supplying customers nationwide for uses in food, oil, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, scientific, herbal and homeopathic businesses, and all types of cottage industries.
We repack bulk pallets into manageable cartons and specialise in supplying small quantities of quality jars and bottles and their respective closures, Additional closures can be ordered individually, and there's no minimum purchase requirement.
Please note that while we usually have ample supplies of all our products, we depend on our suppliers to deliver. This may mean occasional delays
Arthur Holmes Ltd. is a family business that has been part of Wellington's community for over 100 years now.
Arthur, grandfather of Rick Holmes the present owner, founded the firm in 1910 importing glass containers from the United Kingdom. On returning from World War II, Arthur's son Jock started working for the firm, and eventually took charge. Then late in 1979, Jock's son Rick reluctantly gave up Farm Advising to take control of the business after Jock's health deteriorated. For the past 30 years operations have been centralised in a 14,000 sq ft warehouse in Newtown, Wellington. We now have eight full-time staff on the team.
Since March 2009 we have amalgamated the Auckland run business of Techpack Supplies Ltd into our business which is now operated from our Wellington office with stock held in a very large Auckland warehouse of Marlin Transport Ltd.
Rick has three children, so we may see yet another Holmes generation taking care of the business in the future. It is a tradition we are proud to be carrying on - one based on offering personal, friendly and exceptionally prompt service and value.