Construction is complete on our third grocery and retail distribution centre.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve completed our new 7,000 pallet distribution centre at 19 Sir James Wattie Drive, Hornby, Christchurch.

This expansion means that our customers can plan for and maintain a robust supply chain. It also allows us to support more Kiwi and international businesses with their 3PL needs.

Every day we deliver grocery and retail goods to supermarkets, restaurants, retail stores, customers’ homes and various other destinations across New Zealand. We manage the ocean and air-freight of goods arriving from overseas and deliver them to customers in New Zealand.

Whether you’re a start up or a large multi-national grocery or retail business we’ve likely managed similar goods to yours, and can advise the most cost-effective and reliable supply chain services.

We’re a family-owned and operated business – with 27 years’ experience in the 3PL industry you can trust we’ll work hard to meet your customers’ expectations.


Our Story

Welcome To Maxwell

Providing the very best customer service is what we’re all about at Maxwell. We tailor logistics and warehousing solutions to meet our customers’ requirements. Our size, scope, systems and dedicated team mean our customers enjoy cost effective freight and warehousing services, timely reporting and order visibility.

We work closely with our customers to understand their needs and develop bespoke solutions that ensure safe storage and handling, on-time delivery and the very best level of customer satisfaction.

Third Party Logistics

Maxwell is a 3PL provider. We offer customs and MPI support, devanning, freight forwarding, inventory mangement, warehousing, packing and distribution services, and many more…


As a total 3PL service provider, we can efficiently manage your entire transport operation and manage the costing and
deliveries associated with this service.

Freight Forwarding

We’ve spent 27 years developing strong relationships with New Zealand’s leading freight carriers. Whether you’re shipping next door, between the Islands or overseas, we can help you move it.

ASKMAX Customer portal

We invest heavily in IT to ensure our systems are second to none. With our online portal, AskMax, our customers have real time access to all their information around stock, orders and deliveries.

Health and Safety

We’re committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff, contractors and clients. Operating to strict health and safety guidelines ensures the safe handling of our customer’s goods.

Specialist GOODS

No matter your products, we can handle them. We have an excellent relationship with the Ministry of Primary Industries and have decades of experience with biosecurity requirements. We also have environmentally controlled spaces for your cool goods.



We’re specialists in FMCG logistics. This includes grocery, liquor, homewares and general retail. Our custom built warehouses in Christchurch meet the exacting requirements our customers have for storage, temperature and more.

“Mars New Zealand have officially gone live with two new warehouses. This has been the combined effort of the 55+ project team / steering team members, including Phil Donnithorne, Phil Nicholls, Dan Patrick and Kevin Oxtoby from Maxwell.

Without your dedication and hard work, this project would not have gotten to the finish line, or had such smooth go-lives. The whole team really pulled together to make these ambitions plans a reality, so once again, thank you very much.”

 – Ben Keenan, Deployment Project Manager