Elders New Zealand sells to Carr Group.
Primary Wool Co-operative will continue to own their 50% share of Elders Primary Wool and after in-depth conversations with Winslow Ltd owners, the directors are pleased with the new joint venture partner.
A letter to Primary Wool Co-operative Members:
Dear Primary Wool Co-operative Members,
It was announced today that South Island based Carr Group, who trade as Winslow Ltd, have acquired 100% of the Elders New Zealand business from Elders Australia and Sredle Rural Services. This also includes Elders 50% share of Elders Primary Wool (EPW). See the media release here: Elders NZ Sale
Primary Wool Co-operative will continue to own their 50% share of Elders Primary Wool and after in-depth conversations with Winslow Ltd owners, the directors are extremely pleased with our new joint venture partner.
We are pleased they are 100% NZ owned, 100% family owned, and along with their many agri investments are wool growers in their own right. You can read more about them here: Winslow Ltd.
Winslow Ltd share similar values and vision to Primary Wool Co-operative. They aspire to grow Elders Primary Wool and fully support Primary Wool Cooperative in providing leadership to the wool industry. Like Primary Wool Co-operative, they hold high standards of integrity, service and innovation.
Elders have been strong joint venture partners and deserve considerable credit for their willingness to invest heavily in developing the Just Shorn™ branding programme. This decision will continue to benefit all wool growers as Just Shorn™ grows and spreads the NZ wool story worldwide through its effective branding strategy.
Be confident that our members remain our priority and we are committed to capturing the real value of wool, returning profits to members and supporting industry good initiatives.
We value your feedback and look forward to continuing this conversation as we navigate the upcoming changes.
It’s your wool. It’s your Industry. It’s your co-op.
Bay de Lautour
Chairman – Bay de Lautour – [email protected] – Phone 068556827
Director – Howie Gardner – [email protected] – Phone 03 4180645
Director – Hamish de Lautour – [email protected] – Phone 06 8577926
Director – Martin Udale – [email protected] – Phone 09 353 2056
Secretary – Alan White – [email protected] – Phone 06 3538200