FICA Sponsors Directory

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AB Equipment

Experts in NZ Forestry, our range of world class machines bring innovative harvesting systems and tough, off-road applications to NZ.

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Blackburne Group – Chartered Accountants

Forestry has long been part of New Zealand’s history, and Blackburne Group has actively participated in the growth of this important industry. We have been servicing the forest industry contractor for over 30 years, our industry expertise enables us to provide specialist services to our New Zealand wide client base.

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CablePrice NZ

Here at CablePrice we actively support the construction, forestry, transport, agriculture, quarry & aggregate, mining and demolition industries of New Zealand. Our core business is the importation and distribution of specialist industrial machinery and commercial vehicles, as well as providing parts and service support for these vehicles and machinery.



Competenz is one of New Zealand’s industry training organisations. We work with more than 3,500 companies and 20,000 learners in 37 industries around New Zealand each year to build skills, careers and businesses. Most learning takes place on-the-job. We partner with employers, apprentices, schools, training providers and assessors across the country. 

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Cookes Bridon

We are Bridon-Bekaert The Ropes Group. We hold over 300 years of specialised experience in steel wire and synthetic ropes and cords solutions, serving thousands of customers globally.

What makes us unique and valuable to you? It’s a variety of elements, including:

The engagement and expertise of our people: our people are at the core of our business, and it is their knowledge, experience and commitment that provide the foundation of our competitive advantage in comparison with our competitors.

Our technology leadership: the combination of rope technology strength and wire technology strength will provide a platform for strong differentiation in the high-end rope markets and our ability to serve different markets.

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Established in 2004 by a group of finance industry experts with a desire to innovate business and consumer lending in New Zealand, CrediFlex offers its clients a choice of lending solutions, without the constraints of a single provider.

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DC Equipment

Our mission is to create a safer and more productive steep slope logging industry throughout the world. We design and manufacture a range of mechanised steep slope logging equipment that significantly reduces the health and safety risk to workers whilst at the same time increasing the overall efficiency and productivity of crews.



Established in 1995, EMS based in Rotorua, is well known for innovative and speciality forestry harvesting equipment ranging from guarding options through to cable logging systems.



Engineering Services Rotorua has injected over 45 years of experience in the logging industry into its designs and back-up services aimed at ensuring full serviceability of all units under widely varying conditions. Producing grapples since 1995 the range now includes custom designs as well as a range of small, large capacity and wide grapples, European bunching style, fixed top, saw grapples and felling heads.



When the going gets tough generations have trusted the power and reliability of an Isuzu Ute to get the job done. The tough Isuzu D-Max and Isuzu MU-X vehicles draw on over 50 years of truck-making excellence and over 27 million diesel engines built, Isuzu sets the standard when it comes to strength, technology and performance. The impressive Isuzu D-Max ute comes in Double, Space or Single cab options, or you can choose the reliable 7-seater MU-X SUV - all available from our national network of dealers.

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John Deere

AGrowQuip NZ Ltd is the exclusive franchise dealer for John Deere in the greater Auckland and Waikato regions. Proud to be locally owned and operated with four branches and over 90 dedicated staff.

With branches in Silverdale, Pukekohe, Hamilton and Cambridge our dedicated and experienced team can offer expert advice to meet your requirements. Whether you are a contractor, large-scale farmer, lifestyle/homeowner or groundskeeper we have a solution for you.

Along with our extensive product range, we also offer a full range of services, including John Deere Finance, parts and servicing, and after-sales support.


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At Komatsu Forest in New Zealand, we have been supplying and supporting Komatsu forestry equipment to Kiwi contractors for over 25 years. Today we are a strong member of the worldwide Komatsu family, with sales, service, support and parts facilities throughout New Zealand — and able to draw on the global resources of Komatsu to ensure the ongoing success of our customers.

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Oil Intel

Oil Intel is the exclusive importer and distributor of Total oils and lubricants in New Zealand. As the fourth largest oil and gas company globally, Total knows quality.

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Great businesses are built on solid foundations. Pirtek commenced operation in 1980 in Australia and 1995 in New Zealand with an aim to provide quality products and superior services to customers in the earthmoving, construction, manufacturing and production industries.


Shaw’s Wire Ropes

Wire rope, rigging, lifting & Forestry specialists. Shaw’s Wire Ropes have helped NZ heavy industry take care of business since 1909. With over a century of experience, we remain 100% focused on providing exceptional service, quality equipment, practical advice and outstanding value.


Spraywell Markers

For 21 years Spraywell has set and maintained the highest standards in aerosol markers. Leave a mark that’s easy to apply and easy to be seen with Spraywell’s versatile range of aerosol markers. The range offers a wide variety of vibrant colours and nozzle configurations.

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The STIHL name has stood for revolutionary technology and innovative ideas ever since the firm was founded. Throughout our 90-plus year history that has made us the name for state-of-the-art engineering. The STIHL brand is known round the world today for quality and service. In more than 160 countries our products are helping people at work - and that has made us a worldwide known chainsaw brand.

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Sweeney Townsend

Insurance is all about best fit for New Zealanders.  There is no ‘one size fits all’ in insurance. At Sweeney Townsend we take the time to understand your specific and often specialised needs.

Then using our extensive knowledge, skills and experience we tailor your insurance to make sure it is ‘best fit for purpose’.

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Terra Cat

Terra Cat is the new name of New Zealand’s Caterpillar dealer. Our new name was launched in December 2019, and signals the start of a new era. We offer the entire Caterpillar product range of machines and engines, all of which are designed, engineered and built to be the toughest and most reliable in the world. We provide a wide range of services associated with the importation, marketing and ongoing support of every Caterpillar product we sell, both new and used.

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Tigercat specializes in the design and manufacturing of premium quality forestry equipment and specialized off-road industrial equipment. Tigercat forestry systems are designed to provide lowest cost per tonne harvesting solutions.

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TLC Insurance

TLC Insurance brings together an exciting breed of underwriting partnership with all parties representing the very best of the best for the New Zealand heavy machinery insurance market.

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UDC Finance

For over 80 years, we've helped New Zealanders to see their ideas become reality. We take great pride in lending the funds needed for vehicles, plant, equipment and machinery.

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Waratah has proudly served the global forestry industry for more than 40 years, pioneering mechanized harvesting with first-class products of distinct quality, durability, and reliability paired with unparalleled customer support.


Woodsman Pro

Engineering Services Rotorua Ltd designs and manufactures each and every Woodsman Pro product. We supply a state-of-the-art control system developed in-house which specifically suits our own equipment, your local resource, and your individual requirements.

We modify and convert machines for harvesting and processing; install, test and commission the overall package; and will train your operators to get the best results from both a productivity and safety point of view.

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Z Energy Mini-Tankers

Mini-Tankers are New Zealand’s largest on-site diesel refuelling and lubricant supply operation. Their name might be “Minis” but there’s nothing mini about the size of the jobs they take on.