PGG Wrightson is an agricultural supply business based in New Zealand. It was created in 2005 through the merger of Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd and Wrightson Limited and has its roots in a number of stock and station agencies dating back to 1861. It is one of the major suppliers to the agricultural sector in New Zealand providing products such as seeds, grains, livestock, irrigation, farm equipment, insurance and financing. It has been a subsidiary of Agria Corporation (GRO, NYSE) since 2011.
Notable stock and station agencies that have merged to form PGG Wrightson include
PGG Wrightson 2005
- Wrightson NMA 1972
- Wright Stephenson & Co
- National Mortgage and Agency Company of New Zealand
- Dalgety Crown 1983 bought by Wrightson NMA 1986
- Pyne Gould Guinness
- Williams & Kettle bought by Wrightson 2005
Competitive Advantages of the Company
- An innovative market leader in turfgrass breeding, and turf research and evaluation in Australia.
- Leading wool trader
- New Zealand’s largest and only nationwide provider to the agricultural sector.
- Australasia's largest seed company and is one of the largest proprietary seed companies in the southern hemisphere
PGG Wrightson Country Cup
The PGG Wrightson Country Cup is the Premier Competition over the region known as the Canterbury Country. The region includes clubs from the Ellesmere and North Canterbury Sub-Unions and the Mid Canterbury Rugby Football Union.
- Tim Miles - former Vodafone UK CEO and PGG Wrightson CEO
- "Fletcher Challenge Archives". Brief History of Fletcher Challenge Limited.
- "History of PGG Wrigthson" (PDF). April 5, 2006.
- "Heartland NZ repays NZ$92.3 million of PGG Wrightson Finance bonds after acquisition of rural lender". interest.co.nz. October 10, 2011.
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