Business feature: Stevens Group celebrate 50th year

To kick off celebrations for their 50 years in business, Stevens Group landmarked the anniversary at NZ Agricultural Fieldays

Stevens Group landmarked the anniversary at Fieldays at Mystery Creek

Stevens Group — a family-owned business that distributes some of the world’s most well-respected equipment brands — is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Founded in 1973 by Hayward and Brian Johnston, Stevens Group started as a small father-and-son manufacturing and engineering business and today is a company that offers a portfolio of internationally well-known brands.

The company offers a portfolio of internationally well-known brands

The third-generation family business operates out of a new purpose-built 7000sqm facility in Auckland, complete with a parts facility containing 20,000 plus different line items.

The company showcased equipment from an array of industries

To kick off celebrations for their 50 years in business, Stevens landmarked the anniversary at the New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays® event at Mystery Creek by showcasing equipment from an array of industries: lawn and garden care, tree care and arboriculture, mining/quarry and aggregates, forestry and biomass, and recycling.

"The team couldn’t be more excited to celebrate all that Stevens Group has accomplished, with employees, dealers, clients, OEMs, and friends.

National Fieldays was the perfect platform to showcase Stevens’ impressive portfolio offered in the New Zealand market," says Stevens Group marketing manager Catrina Quinn.

New Zealand market


The company has sold well-known machinery brands such as Walker and Hustler mowers for more than 30 years and has been a successful recycling dealer for companies such as Morbark and Doppstadt. 

Along with this, the business continues the company’s competitive niche of modifying and acclimatising imported equipment to ensure it works optimally in New Zealand conditions.

Stevens offers a range of innovative machines that provide efficient production and low operational costs and in late 2022, built on their portfolio by obtaining the sales rights to leading brands Powerscreen, Terex Washing Systems, Pronar, Anaconda, Rapid International, and Kiverco.

This further strengthened Stevens Group’s market offering for crushing, screening, and materials handling equipment in New Zealand.

"This recent business transaction fits perfectly with our aspirations to grow our already successful machinery and equipment business into the quarry, mining, and recycling sectors.

Key to us is that we only represent world-class brands and have the right people with the right knowledge to best serve the customers," says Stevens Group general manager Ken Johnston.

"At Stevens Group, we continuously find new solutions and equipment to solve our clients’ requirements and challenges and to bring them added value. It’s quality and passion that has marked our growth and evolution as a company for 50 years."

Customer focused


Customer care is at the heart of Stevens’ offerings and the company says they aim to give them the best possible experience by perfecting the products sold to work optimally in the New Zealand market.

"Three rules that Dad and Grandpa instilled into the business: you must have parts on the shelf in New Zealand when you’re at the bottom of the world. You can’t sell from an empty barrow. Look after the customer and they will look
after you."

For more information, call 0508 STEVENS or email or visit

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