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Daltons, a business built on dedication and commitment to quality and service.

From humble beginnings, family-owned Daltons now have a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and are recognised throughout New Zealand for their Quality Assurance Programme, outstanding customer service and utilisation of natural and renewable resources.

Daltons are respected for our strong family values and total commitment to the horticultural industry.

Daltons has grown from supplying shingle and sand to the manufacture and supply of potting mixes and landscape products. One thing that hasn’t changed in our 76 years of business is our dedication and commitment to quality and personal service. These are cornerstones of our company’s values.

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John Dalton

Humble Beginnings

In 1947, John Dalton established his own business as a sand and shingle merchant. The nation was rebuilding rapidly and John recognised the necessity and potential of supplying a commodity that was in high demand. John and Francie Dalton enjoyed an excellent business reputation which exists to this day. Their son Neil Dalton, followed in his father’s footsteps and continued the family-owned and operated business.

Today, with the assistance of Neil’s son Matthew, Daltons not only supply sand and aggregates, but also an extensive range of top-quality horticultural products such as specialty fertilisers, pumice, granulated bark and mulches, bark fibre, and a large variety of other growing mediums and specialised mixes.

Daltons products are continually being developed and tested for both domestic and export markets, and Daltons continue to be the preferred supplier for many commercial growers and nurseries throughout New Zealand.

The management team today:

Colin Parker, Neil Dalton, Matthew Dalton, Dion Edgecombe

Daltons Management Team