We are one of New Zealand's leading wholesalers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other quality safety products.
As a wholesaler, we represent the best of international and locally created safety brands. And, we source products from safety manufacturers worldwide and distribute them to a wide variety of resellers and distributors throughout New Zealand & Australia.
One of our unique advantages is our ability to innovate and design safety products for end users. Our design and manufacturing service allows us to create safety gear to meet specific requirements — we’re especially useful should existing products fail to meet your needs.
Quality safety equipment of exceptional value is our focus. And, being locally owned allows us to source price-competitive products and provide a personal service that is second to none.
Excellence in service, quality, value and innovation is important to us, and we take pride in our products and the service. If you have a problem, we will do everything in our power fix it. We care and are committed to doing our best.
We love providing amazing sales support, and we take pride in everything we do. We respond to customer enquiries quickly and aim to lead the industry in customer service. We go out of our way to find customer product solutions locally or internationally. And, if you are a commercial customer, we offer free samples so that you can experience a product's performance before committing. Should you require assistance, feel free to call us on 0800 148 383, or send us an email.
In an industry where you are ‘spoiled for choice’ in safety equipment, many customers choose products based on price rather than quality. As the initial purchase price doesn’t take into account cycle rates or the cost of items over time, this is not always the best approach. At Armour Safety, we source the best grades of raw materials to ensure our products last longer while remaining cost competitive. Then, we focus on improving customers’ PPE spend and reduce cost over time by supplying better, not cheaper, safety gear.
We love to innovate and design new products — that’s what we’re about. Designing solutions and products to meet our customers’ requirements gives us great satisfaction. And, our access to many international PPE manufacturers and factories allows us to create new products upon request. We listen, we are flexible, and we love innovation!
Not only do we strive to ensure orders are accurate and delivered on time, but we also aim to provide precise information. As a wholesaler, many of our customers look to us for guidance and solutions, so everything we advise must be certain. We acknowledge this and offer the best in what we do — every day.
In the safety industry, there are significant expectations from distributors and end users for wholesales to source products that meet current New Zealand standards and regulations. All Armour Safety products meet stringent safety compliance requirements — that's what is expected. Our job is to ensure your workers are protected in the many environments that they operate.
Mike has done a lot in his career. Early on, as a re-imaging project manager for BP, he was responsible for the maintenance crews tasked with installing new green branding at BP service stations. Later, he worked in sales and marketing for Fletcher Concrete Products and Robinson Industries and then as managing director for US gaming company Electronic Arts.
After Electronic Arts, Mike spent a few years as a business consultant while, at the same time, looking for a business to buy.
In October 2012, after plenty of networking and due diligence, Mike found a business that matched his skill set and purchased Armour Safety Products.
Mike strives continually for improvements in areas such as products, systems and customer relationships. Product development is his passion, and he is committed to developing new products that better suit our customers’ safety needs. Mike also works hard to foster a family atmosphere at Armour. In fact, this acrostic, formed from our name, kind of sums up our business approach: Accuracy, Service, Pride, Laughter.
Having played representative rugby in his younger years, Mike is quite a sportsman. He represented the Hawke’s Bay and Manawatu as well as Victoria and Auckland universities, the latter with All Black legends Sean Fitzpatrick and Grant Fox.
These days, golf and fishing are Mike’s games. He plays to an single digit handicap and loves boating in the Hauraki Gulf. If he isn't roaming the fairways, though, there is nothing he likes more than chilling out with his wife and two daughters.