Drymix Group LTD

Humble beginnings

It was way back in 1990, that Gordon Crossan took his first leap into launching what would later become New Zealand’s most successful drymix concrete business. Drymix New Zealand Ltd was born in a shed belonging to the Power Board in central Feilding, and along with his wife, Patricia, Gordon soon set about developing their first tiny plant. It was up and running within 3 weeks, manufacturing and bagging easy to mix and quick setting concretes and mortars. Approximately 4 years later, that plant moved to its current home in Awa Street, the industrial hub of Feilding and has since grown to cover around 2 acres.

Drymix has seen a lot of growth during those years, both in terms of size, extension of product range and new technologies. Now offering a range of different concretes, mortars, plasters, sands, cement, landscape products, waterproofing, bagged asphalt and custom made solutions, Drymix are leaders in their field in New Zealand.

Drymix has two manufacturing plants in New Zealand, one in Feilding, the other in Orari. These plants are located strategically for two reasons;

  1. These locations allow us to source the best available aggregates and sand in both the North Island and South Island.
  2. Their central locations within both Islands allow for best possible delivery costs.

All our products are made from rounded river run aggregates for ease of mixing and to eliminate piercing of bags in storage. These products are batch mixed to generate the best technology and consistency within the industry.

A family business

This New Zealand owned and operated business is truly a family affair. Gordon and Patricia are joined by their son Hunter, who is also a Director, and after 20 years, the day to day manager of the Drymix Group of companies. Their son, Simon, is also a company Director and integral part of the operation. Gordon’s son Les manages the South Island operation. They are joined by a dedicated and expert team of staff.

In June 2014, at Mitre 10’s Conference and 40th Birthday Celebrations in Los Angeles, Drymix say they were “honoured and absolutely delighted to be recognised by Mitre 10 and awarded with Building Products Supplier of the Year 2014. To also be awarded the inaugural Innovation Award for our Super Easy Mix in the Bag range was one of the proudest moments in our company’s history. We are constantly striving to improve our product offering and service and are thrilled that this has been recognised by New Zealand’s pre-eminent home improvement and garden retailer”.

One year later, we found ourselves nominated once again for Building Products Supplier of the Year 2015.

In 2017 Drymix NZ decided to invest in robotics to weigh, bag, and palletise all of their pre mixed products. This solution is scheduled to go live in the summer of 2020.