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Our History

Key Industries is New Zealand’s leading Pest Control Products Supply Company. Founded in 1987, Key Industries was initially an Agrichemical Company providing specialty chemical products into the Agriculture, Horticulture and Urban and Industrial Pest Control markets.

Today it has grown into a Company that provides both chemical and non-chemical products and services many more markets such as: Wildlife Conservation, Organic food production, Animal production, Home Garden, and Export. 


Founded in 1987 and purchased by Frank and Celia Visser in 2000, Key Industries Ltd are proud to be a fully New Zealand owned agrichemical and pest control company. Managing Director Frank Visser heads up the Key Industries team, bringing 43 years of knowledge and experience in the New Zealand agrichemical market.

Key Industries deploy a national team of highly experienced field representatives who are available to provide valuable on-site advice to distributors, growers and professional pest managers throughout the country.

Field research is conducted both in-house and via independent research companies to register agrichemical products with the ACVM Authority. The performance of all Key Industries products are tested to live by their slogan “Tested and Proven in New Zealand”.

The national Predator Free 2050 pest control initiative has provided opportunity to provide products and service to community conservation groups and wildlife sanctuaries throughout New Zealand. 

Customer service and sales backup is provided by our Auckland office team, and our two 3PL distribution warehouses provide speedy delivery to the North and South Islands. Key Industries is committed to providing innovative products for sustainable crop production and pest control into the future.


History of Key Industry

  • 1987 - Key Industries started by Ross McLean, David Martin and Ralee Aderson.
  • 2000 - Frank and Celia Visser purchased Key Industries and commenced business.
  • 2007 - Key Industries purchases Globe’s NZ operation.
  • 2010 - Key Industries warehouse and show room opened in Cain Rd, Penrose Auckland
  • 2013 - Purchased Garrick Distributors business operation in NZ
  • 2014 - Purchased Pest Management Services
  • 2017 - Consolidated premises to 15D Paul Matthews Rd
  • 2018 - Purchased Pied Piper Bait Station business