Wrightson NMA Ltd

Date established
1972
Date closed
1993
History
WRIGHTSON NMA LTD 1972-1993

Wrightson NMA Ltd was the stock and station subsidiary company of Challenge Corporation Ltd.

The company's business was to service farmers in selling livestock, wool and land on a commission basis and in trading in grain and seeds, and farm merchandise.

1982 Hawkes Bay Farmers Dalgety Ltd takes over Common Shelton Ltd.

In September 1982 Ian Donald, Chief Executive of the Rural and Trading Sector, also became Managing Director of Wrightson NMA Ltd.[1]

1983 Acquired NZ Farmers Co-operative Association (est 1881)

Southland Frozen Meat Company (shareholding increased to 52.7%)

The Great Outdoors Company was divested

1983 Dalgety New Zealand Ltd merged with Crown Consolidated and became known as Dalgety Crown Corporation Ltd, with the stock and station arm becoming known as Dalgety Crown Ltd.

1984 MacEwans Machinery Ltd divested
(sold to Steel & Tube Holdings Ltd)

Wrightson Appliances Ltd became a separate operating company

1986 Acquired Dalgety Crown Ltd
Dalgety Crown Limited's rural servicing interests
Dalgety Crown Travel Limited

1986 In 1986 Wrightson NMA Ltd and Dalgety Crown Corporation Ltd merged to form Wrightson Dalgety Ltd. Permission to continue using the Dalgety name was granted by Dalgety PLC, the London based company which until 1983 had been a major shareholder in the company wich became Dalgety Crown. Dalgety PLC controlled the use of the name 'Dalgety'.

Name permission was granted subject to the conditions that the use of the name Dalgety would be allowed only in New Zealand and the use of the name must cease altogether by 30 June 1988.


1993 Wrightson Limited was floated as publicly listed company on the New Zealand Stock exchange. The new Wrightson group included all of the companies in the sector: Wrightson NMA, Wrightson Farmers Finance, Challenge Livestock, Challenge Seeds, Agri-feeds and Wrightson Bloodstock

2005 Renamed PGG Wrigtson Ltd

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