Blairs group of Companies are a family owned group that have
expanded and moved with the times.
Blairs are customer driven and take great pride in forming long term
relationships with customers and suppliers alike.
In 1956 Robert Blair turned his hobby of dealing in motor
vehicles into his full time work - this progressed and over a number of years
ended up as one of the largest second hand truck dealers in New Zealand. At
the peak, Blairs were employing engineers fabricating tipping decks &
trailers. Blairs then took on the Iveco and Scania agency for the South
Island. Scania trucks were sold in great numbers in the South Island. As the
Government made big changes to the importation laws, Blairs were one of the
forerunners to import engines, parts and vehicles from Japan, North America
and Europe. This side of the business grew extensively.
In 1982 Warren Blair joined the company after doing business studies and
began working in the workshop preparing trucks. Blairs purchased into a tyre
company that had distribution rights for Kumho brand tyres and in 1988
successfully negotiated the agency rights with Kumho to distribute tyres for
the South Island.
In 1989 Andrew Blair joined the business after being parts
manager to a Toyota franchise and running his own motorcycle business. Blairs
relinquished the truck agencies in 1989 to emphasis the imported parts and
tyres. Both sections of the business are now predominant forces within their
In 1994 Blairs gained the agency to import and sell Argo amphibious vehicles
in New Zealand and the Pacific Basin.
In 2006, Blairs became New Zealand wide distributors for
Kumho tyres. The founder, Mr Robert Blair passed away at the beginning of the
As these businesses grew in a competitive world Blairs have formed excellent
relationships with customers and suppliers. Customers have come to know the
high standard of products and the integrity of their dealings. Blairs have
only been successful because of their loyal & dedicated staff, the family are involved in the day to day running.
Because the company carries their name they are always concerned that
customers and suppliers world wide know that Blairs
are a company that they can enjoy doing business with.