Our Story

Argon Industries founded

January 1, 1989

Argon Industries founded

Frank and Lloyd Johnson founded Argon Industries.

In The Mix

January 2, 1989

In The Mix

Setting up at 17 Alfred Street Onehunga, they started manufacturing Able Concrete Mixers which is a well-known brand today.

Relocated

November 2, 1991

Relocated

The business was expanding, and Frank and Lloyd needed additional space. They relocated to 59 Galway Street, Onehunga.

Begley Industries Acquisition

May 3, 1992

Begley Industries Acquisition

Begley Industries is purchased, marking the beginning of Able Begley electric motors (formally Email Motors)

The Great Parched Period

January 11, 1994

The Great Parched Period

The Auckland Water crisis hit and  Argon Industries started selling water pumps to meet market demand. 

Fasco Motors Distribution

October 6, 1999

The distribution agency for Fasco Motors acquired (Formally Brook Crompton Betts Motors)

Sealand Pumps Agency

August 4, 2002

The agency for Sealand Pumps purchased from Levingston Bros (Letaba) and added to the ever-growing range of premium brands.

Wellmate Tanks Agency

August 6, 2002

The agency for the well-known brand of Wellmate Tanks is acquired.

Passing The Baton

January 6, 2003

Passing The Baton

Frank Johnson steps down after many years in the industry, and Gilbert Johnson steps up into the new partnership.

Hindin Marquip’s Pump Acquisition

March 5, 2006

Argon Industries purchase Hindin Marquip’s Pump division and adds this to their swelling portfolio of products.

On The Move

May 12, 2008

On The Move

Business growth demands additional warehousing and office space results in being relocated to 41 Church Street, Onehunga.

Onga Pumps Distribution

March 4, 2010

Another string to their bow with the distribution agreement for Onga Pumps acquired.

Mosswyn Air Is Born

July 5, 2012

Mosswyn Air Is Born

The brand Mosswyn Air is born and rapidly develops into the well-known brand it is today.

EBMPapst Agency

September 3, 2014

The EBMPapst agency is secured, giving additional depth of range to the fans and blowers product line.

Davies Pumps Acquisition

January 6, 2015

Davies Pumps Acquisition

The keystone brand, Davies Pumps is purchased from Onga, along with the affiliated product lines.

Argon Distributors Arrives

January 2, 2016

Argon Distributors Arrives

Argon Distributors Ltd formed with Lloyd & Gilbert Johnson as Directors.

More Space Required!

March 3, 2018

More Space Required!

Strong business growth demands even more space! Once again they relocate, this time to the current premises in 7 Monier Place, Mt Wellington.

Trade Showroom Opens

August 1, 2018

Trade Showroom Opens

Trade Showroom building and fit-out is completed and opens to the trade.

The Argon Team

January 10, 2020

The team number grows to 14

Today

November 3, 2020

Today

Argon Distributors continue to jump from strength to strength, focusing on becoming the trusted advisor to their ever-growing customer base. With over 75 years of industry experience in our team, we are focused not on the quick sale, but in providing the right solution for you. We look forward to you joining in our continual journey of customer satisfaction.

Want To Know More?

Our products are used all over the place, be it a tiny cooling fan in your computer to an extract fan in a tunnel..from a weeny little pump in your fish tank to a mud pumping monster.

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