Inducted 2020 (posthumous)
The Porter Group was established in 1945 when the late Arthur Porter began building roads and winning civil engineering contracts in New Zealand. Arthur began importing heavy equipment and parts, establishing the Porter name and laying the foundation for the Group’s core business - supplying heavy equipment through sales and rentals.
Today, every division within the Group supports the core business, and this clear focus is a key to the Group’s continuing success. Porter Equipment sells new and used machines. Porter Hire rents machines. Porter Parts supplies parts. Porter Mechanical repairs and services machines. Porter Haulage transports machines. Porter Finance provides a full range of machine financing options. And Porter Access and Porter Cranes provide further complementary products and services.