Reece recently opened a plumbing branch and bathroom showroom in Whangārei, New Zealand. Located on the North Island, in the Northland region of New Zealand, Whangārei is one of the country’s fastest-growing districts, with investment in infrastructure and building activity set to increase to meet the needs of a growing population.
Paul Robbins, Operations Leader for Reece New Zealand, said: “As an important hub for Northland and one of the major centres north of Auckland, Whangārei is the ideal location for Reece to open our next branch to better support the local plumbers in the region. Before Reece opened the Whangārei branch, the closest branch was located 100km away in Warkworth. We’re excited to bring the Reece expertise, service offering and New Zealand-specific product ranges to the local market.”
With Reece’s growing network across New Zealand and a national distribution centre, local plumbers can also count on Reece to get them products when and where they need them.
Branch Manager Ben Rawlings grew up in Dargaville and is one of the many Kiwis who has made the choice to return to Northland from Auckland, for a new opportunity and change in lifestyle.
Ben said: “I’ve been with Reece for over 11 years. It has been great to watch Reece grow from five branches in Auckland to over 30 across the country now. The opportunity to move home and run the Whangārei branch was one I couldn’t turn down. The market up here is unique. All of the plumbers know each other and it’s a lot like a big family. I’m looking forward to Reece Whangārei playing a key role in supporting the essential services of our customers and the ongoing development of the region, with the support of our local team.”
In addition to the trade counter, the branch will have a dedicated bathroom showroom run by a local expert, to provide local trades and consumers with expert design advice and access to Reece’s latest and greatest front-of-wall bathroom products.
Reece Whangarei is located at 19 Gumdigger Place Whangarei, NZ. It is open Monday – Friday from 7:00am – 5:00pm and between 8:00am and 12:00pm on Saturdays.