About Us

Some key points regarding C.E.Lawford Ltd and the business that we operate as today.

C.E.Lawford Ltd is a 3rd generation family owned company that has been trading since 1901.

We service approximately 2700 account holders from our 35,000 sq ft warehouse based in Otahuhu, Auckland.


We stock around 8000 product lines covering General Hardware, Tools, Garden tools, Ships Chandlery, Household Goods & Kitchenware.

Full time employees total 40 people, with 12 sales, 8 administration and 20 warehouse personnel.

Products stocked by C.E.Lawford Ltd are sourced from all parts of the world and we currently import from around 190 overseas agents/manufacturers. We also purchase locally New Zealand sourced or manufactured goods from some 300 suppliers.

Our warehouse currently processes around 125 complete customer orders per day, which equates to around 1260 product lines per day.

Our sales representatives enjoy excellent relationships with each and every customer that they service within their sales territories throughout the country.

C.E.Lawford prides itself on the long standing record of service provided to these account holders and will continue to offer that same level of service, whether it be a monthly call to the smaller country areas or a fortnightly/weekly call that may be required for the larger metropolitan areas.

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