Join Forces to Shape a Brighter Future

Central Group and STILL

Central Group and STILL Join Forces to Shape a Brighter Future

02/11/2023 - Avalon, Wellington, New Zealand -

Central Group is excited to announce a significant development with the extension of its products and services offering to New Zealand businesses.

We have joined forces with STILL, a globally recognized leader in the materials handling industry. This partnership opens new doors for us, bringing us closer to our vision of delivering top-quality products and services that cater to the unique needs of New Zealand businesses.

STILL, founded in Hamburg in 1920, is a market leader in providing intelligent solutions for intralogistics. As part of the KION Group, STILL being among the top two forklift manufacturers globally is known for its technology and innovative equipment design. Their extensive history and expertise will play a pivotal role in enhancing our ability to provide even more cost effective and application specific solutions to our customers.

This collaboration marks a significant step towards fulfilling our business goals. By offering the comprehensive range of STILL products, including forklifts, order pickers, warehouse equipment, and more lithium-ion alternatives, we are better equipped to meet the evolving demands of our customers. This move is consistent with our mission of delivering quality products backed by local experts.

We are committed to positioning STILL as a market-leading European brand in New Zealand. Although it has a relatively small presence in our market currently, it holds immense potential. We aim to harness this potential and provide our customers access to this diverse range of equipment options, including eco-friendly choices in alignment with European initiatives and will be further reinforcing our investment in parts availability, service support, and training and catering to a wider range of materials handling application across New Zealand businesses. This complete product and aftermarket support offering will be provided across our national network of branches and dealers.

"Central Group's partnership with STILL, a leader in materials handling solutions and part of the KION Group, marks a significant step towards our commitment to deliver quality products and services tailored to New Zealand businesses. This collaboration will help us provide innovative and comprehensive solutions that meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers. With a focus on quality and sustainability, we're looking forward to a bright future, where we aim to position STILL as a market-leading solution in New Zealand, supported by our nationwide network of branches and dealers. This strategic partnership is a pivotal milestone in our journey of growth and development." - Des Walsh, Director, Central Group