About Us


Kerr Cowan Ltd has been an importer & wholesaler of kitchenware, housewares and scales since 1936

We are proud to have represented Salter Scales (est 1760) in New Zealand for almost 40 years. Salter is New Zealand's leading scale brand.

Kerr Cowan is a family owned business with a Wellington history in importing and wholesale, going back to 1929

We search the world for leading brands to represent and sell in New Zealand. Currently we offer over 5,000 products over a multitude of great brands to meet the needs of our customers. We are always pleased to hear from potential new suppliers. We also love to hear from new customers too!

Kerr Cowan have a huge distribution network covering New Zealand and the Pacific, with export of our Rockingham brand to Australia, Asia, Europe and many other markets.  Our Head office, showroom, and distribution centre are in Wellington with an additional office and showroom located in Auckland.  Our areas of expertise are quality brands in Scales, Kitchenware, Glass, Crystal, Candles, Tableware and Hotelware.  We supply retail, hospitality, government departments, loyalty programmes, corporate programmes, and hire companies.

Kerr Cowan Ltd is proud to be 100% New Zealand owned and operated.



Our Brands

Athena - Huge range of Hotelware including tabletop, cutlery, catering and accessories.

Aynsley China - Famous English brand since 1775 producing fine bone china tableware.  Exclusive to Kerr Cowan 

Barazzoni - Italian quality cookware since 1903

Berghoff - Large European company producing top quality kitchenware and tableware for both consumer and hospitality.  Exclusive to Kerr Cowan 

Borgonovo Consumer - Italian manufactured glasses and tableware.  Exclusive to Kerr Cowan 

Carl Schmidt Sohn - German company since 1829 producing cutlery, cookware and knives.

Churchill - Leading supplier of vitrified hotelware, porcelain, glass and wood for commercial use.  Have been manufacturing and supplying top quality tableware solutions for over 200 years.

Duni Consumer - Leading European paper & tissue manufacturer supplying napkins and table accessories.  

Galway - Quality Irish crystal. Part of the Belleek Group which includes Belleek, Aynsley China and Galway crystal.

Ghidini - Popular Italian brand of kitchen and barware.  Exclusive to Kerr Cowan 

       Guzzini – Italian designed acrylic and melamine.

       JAB - Popular brand of bright and colourful melamine tableware.  Also includes plain white melamine plates, platters and trays popular in the hospitality industry. 

                 Exclusive to Kerr Cowan 

       Jadever Industrial Scales - Popular range of commercial and scientific scales. Exclusive to Kerr Cowan

       Kinox - Popular Hong Kong company producing quality cookware since 1949.

       Konitz - Leading German supplier of fashion mugs, since 1909.  

       Laica - Popular Italian company producing water filters and health care products.  Exclusive to Kerr Cowan

       Les Lumieres du Temps - French company producing top quality scented candles with French fragrances and candle accessories.  Exclusive to Kerr Cowan

       Pezzetti - Part of the Ghidini group, popular Italian brand of stove top espresso makers.  Exclusive to Kerr Cowan

       Price’s Candles ­- English company manufacturing candles since 1830 and today has a Royal Warrant. Large range of top quality candles and candle accessories. 

                                     Exclusive to Kerr Cowan 

       Queens China - Famous English brand since 1790 producing top quality mugs, cups and tableware.  Exclusive to Kerr Cowan 

       RCR - Italian company, one of the world’s largest and well-known manufacturers of cut and plain crystal tableware and accessories.  Exclusive to Kerr Cowan 

       Rockingham - Commercial & domestic tableware, kitchenware, tea & coffee cups, teapots, cutlery and accessories.  Exclusive to Kerr Cowan 

       Royal Stafford - One of the oldest manufacturers of earthenware in the UK. 

       Salter - Market leader since 1760 in domestic kitchen scales, personal scales, and kitchen accessories including the Heston Blumenthal by Salter accessory brand.

                    Exclusive to Kerr Cowan

       Stolzle - One of Germany’s largest quality crystal glass makers for hospitality and retail with a tradition going back to medieval times.

                      A leading supplier to many international hotel chains. Exclusive to Kerr Cowan

       Royal Stafford - One of the oldest manufacturers of earthenware in the UK. 

       Taylors Eye Witness - Based in Sheffield England they have been making and producing knives and kitchen accessories since 1838. Exclusive to Kerr Cowan 

       Ulster Weavers - Belfast based manufacturer of linen and homewares since 1880 with a Royal Warrant. Exclusive to Kerr Cowan.

       Royal Stafford - One of the oldest manufacturers of earthenware in the UK. 


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