1990

Des Ford starts selling uniforms and built a reputation of good service and good quality. Arrow Uniforms is started.

1995

Arrow Uniforms outgrew their premises and moved into a new location at 443 Hutt Rd, Lower Hutt.

1998

The trend towards importing garments becomes a competitive requirement so in addition to manufacturing in NZ Arrow Uniforms starts manufacturing overseas.

2005

Continued growth moved Arrow Uniforms into our current, much larger 30,000 sq ft distribution centre.

2009

Arrow Uniforms ventured into the Australian market with a 30% interest in Melbourne based Specialized Apparel.

2014

Arrow establishes onsite embroidery and printing facilities. Now, in 2019, we now customise 5,000+ garments per week.

2015

Against the run of play Arrow Uniforms beefs up its local manufacturing capabilities, expanding our range and ensuring continued supply of New Zealand made product with fast turnarounds and smaller production runs.

2015

Full acquisition of Specialized Apparel based in Melbourne and subsequently a rebrand to Arrow Uniforms Pty Ltd. Arrow team triples in size.

Today

Arrow is a full service uniform provider to all industries.. Arrow Uniforms operates trans-Tasman as the leading full service uniform provider, with offices in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Melbourne and Sydney.

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meet the team

Des Ford

Managing Director

Elliott Ford

Chief Operating Officer

Leah Ford

Sales Coordinator