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 Exclusive Brands:

Aynsley China - Famous English brand since 1775 producing fine bone china tableware.

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

Borgonovo - Italian manufactured glasses and tableware.

Ghidini - Popular Italian brand of kitchen and barware.

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.

Jadever Industrial Scales - Popular range of commercial and scientific scales.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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


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