1992 - Martec Distribution, a wholly NZ owned company, was established by joint business partners, Martin Healey and Trevor Rowse.
Martin came from a background of 14 years with a national soft furnishings wholesaler, the last 4 years as general manager. Trevor’s background was also in the wholesale soft furnishings industry, for almost 20 years, but the last 5 years was as a regional distributor of curtain hardware. Between them they had almost 35 combined years experience in the industry at that time.
Starting with a range of curtain tapes only, supplied by a Spanish company called Ponsa, Martec was soon after appointed as distributors of a UK company called Swish and their range of curtain track products.
By 1994, Martec was already NZ’s leading supplier of wooden track rods to the trade. The point of difference with our curtain rod was that the track was fully concealed by the rimu wooden rod.
Although attempts have been made by many to copy this system, it remains NZ’s top selling wooden track rod today.
1997 – Martin Healey proceeded to buy out the remaining shares held by Trevor, eventually owning the company outright.
2007 - Martec moved into their own modern, purpose built premises in Heathcote, Christchurch. This improved efficiency immensely and allowed dispatch of most component orders within 24 hours.
2015 - Damien Bimler began his involvement with Martec Distribution, becoming joint owner with Martin Healey. Damien now also operates Martec Distribution as the Managing Director.
Over recent years, Martec has grown to become the leading supplier of workroom accessories to the NZ wholesale furnishing industry, with our large range of innovative products, including the hugely successful Revolution (patented) Roman blind aluminium headrail chain drive system. This system has complete dominance over all others in NZ. We also supply the trade with the largest range of curtain header tapes, buckrams, cording and curtain holdbacks, along with many other popular items, including motorised curtain tracks and roman blind headrails, and the innovative Architrac wood rod, which is a flat rod rather than the traditional round wood rod.
The Martec Eurotrac is a heavy-duty aluminium curtain track, and along with our Perfectfold & Ezi- Glide Wavetracks and Keltic Rods, are the only curtain tracks sold in NZ with a 10 year warranty.
We continue to grow, by not only selling innovative products, but also by our improving efficiencies and simplicity for our customer’s benefits. Our focus is on making the experience of dealing with us as easy and as efficient as possible.
N.B. Martec Distribution is a national wholesaler and supplies the retail soft furnishing industry, trade only.
For the nearest retailer of Martec products in your area, please phone 0800 704050