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                                                          Complementary companies join forces
Hawke’s Bay’s Staffy and Wellington- based Building King are excited to announce that they have joined forces.
Staffy has been distributing its own mobile scaffold range, temporary fence system and tie-downs since 2012.
For the last four years, Building King has been supplying predominantly Lower North Island retailers with fasteners, fixings, building seals and marking sprays.
Both company owners come from a trade background, and both businesses have been in rapid growth mode since their inception.
In August, these shared values led to Building King handing over full distribution of its current and future product range to Staffy.
With Staffy as the new “face” of Building King, it will now focus on introducing Building King products (including its BRANZ approved gun nails and batten screws which come standard in a military-grade water- and airproof box) to Kiwi tradies via its nationwide retail network.
Not new outside but, on the inside...
...IT’S LIKE A brand new store. Mitre 10 MEGA Te Rapa celebrated a significant million dollar rethink of its interior layout and functionality last month.
Working outside of opening hours, over 14 weeks, the team reconfigured 55 aisles to create a 500m2+ display area and make room for a new colour centre and refreshed kitchen showroom.
The new display area is currently used to showcase an extended range of new season outdoor furniture in a showroom style.
“The new layout of departments
is designed to improve customer experience, ensuring products that are shopped together are close in proximity,” says Store Manager, Hayden Camp.
“So power garden items are nearby the gardening department, and flooring items
are nearby our bathroom and kitchen areas.”
The new single queue checkout layout is also designed to improve efficiency and cut down wait times – no more choosing the slow queue.
New Mitre 10 NZ CEO, Chris Wilesmith, joined partners and suppliers to celebrate this latest milestone of the very first true “greenfield” Mitre 10 MEGA which opened in 2007.
Owned by a group led by Terry and Lynne Wilson (photo below), Mitre
10 MEGA Te Rapa was and remains one of the original anchors for the complex known as The Base, covers over 10,000m2, employs 144 people, and contributes significantly to Hamilton’s economy.

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