History

Reid & Twiname Ltd was founded in 1923 to supply trimmings and parts to the automotive, coach and truck aftermarket. Our catalogue back then contained irons, horse trees, racks, spokes, hubs, shafts, felloes and of course horse shoe nails.

The company grew around a range of seat cover fabrics, motor car toppings and leather upholstery fabrics to become a major supplier to the OE & after market in the 1950's. It expanded into canvas & outdoor textiles in the 1970's.

The present owners purchased the business in 1990, grew the business alongside other interests for 10 years then merged all the operations in 2000; expanding further into the marine & outdoor textile market to turn the company into the leader it is today. We are a 100% New Zealand owned private company with substantial private backing.

We import our product range from all around the world as well as trading in locally sourced accessories and trims. Supply agreements are in place with over 300 suppliers and manufacturers representing some of the trade's foremost brands. Companies like Bradmill Outdoor Fabrics, Llaza, SA Recasens, Achilles, Robbins Auto Tops, Haartz, JT Inglis, Happich, Grammer and Velcro. These company's products are run alongside a large range of house brands, in the automotive, marine fabric and outdoor textile sectors, that have over the years become the first choice in the industry.

Our experience and knowledge of the products we sell and the industries we serve has enabled us to form strong relationships with our customer base.