Horwood is setting up a new sales operation in New Zealand, which it says will provide a platform for significant growth.
The business, which will hold selected ranges from the UK offer, will be supported by a fully-stocked warehouse, and create between 10 and 15 jobs. The company is hoping to open for business in January 2012.
Horwood was set up in 1896 and in recent years sales have expanded to 25 countries throughout the world. New Zealand, however – which the company has been selling into for around five years – is showing particularly good growth potential. According to Horwood the market will allow plenty of room for expansion, with currently little choice for the New Zealand consumer.
Said sales director Jeremy Horwood: “A lot of work and research has gone into this new venture to ensure it is successful and it will provide the opportunity for further growth in the UK and into Australia and other countries in the Asia Pacific region.”