Our story began in October 2000, when Cavalier Corporation purchased a shareholding of Hawkes Bay Woolscourers from David Ferrier. From that time forward, the company embarked on a long-term expansion program.
In 1976, there were 28 separate Woolscouring companies operating in New Zealand.
As a result of several mergers, our company is now the sole service provider for wool scouring in this country.
The Lempriere Group hold 30% of the group’s shares and the other 70% is owned by Mr David Ferrier. Both parties have been prolific in the wool industry for many years.
Site Area - 29,341m2
Annual Capacity - 50m kg
Scour Line - 2x2.4m
Site Area - 35,213m2
Annual Capacity - 51m kg
Scour Line - 1x2.4m
Scour Line - 1x3m
Annual Capacity - 15m kg
Scour Line - 1x2m
Thousands of native trees have been planted along the river banks to help reduce natural sediment and with the view of creating a natural habitat for the Black Flounder fish which were once plentiful in this region.
More recently a Pou ( hand crafted sculpture ) has been erected and a sitting ground with a viewing platform has been created. This is accessible to the public by the river walkway/cycleway.