Welcome to the Gough Group

The Gough Group is New Zealand and Australia's leading value-added solutions provider to the infrastructure, mining, forestry, transport and power system industries.

We’re a diverse group, made up of five trading subsidiaries incorporating ten distinct businesses.

We have some very strong brands of our own, plus we represent other key brands within different product categories including premium global brands such as Caterpillar, Hyster, SAF, and Palfinger in New Zealand and Australia.

As a privately owned New Zealand business, the Gough Group draws on a rich heritage stretching back over 80 years. In partnership with our global supply partners and longstanding customer relationships we’ve built a reputation for quality and integrity.

With more than 950 highly-skilled employees and a network of over 50 locations in both Australia and New Zealand, the Gough Group remains an integral and high-value partner within the industries we serve.

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Gough Group Headlines

27 July 2015

Gough Group CEO chosen for Prime Ministers Business Scholarship.

Karl Smith, Gough Group CEO, has been selected to receive one of the Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship awards.

24 May 2015

Gough Express Autumn 2015

The latest edition of the Gough Express is out now. Available to view online.

29 April 2015

Appointment – General Manager for Gough’s NZ Transport Businesses

Aaron Smith has been appointed General Manager for Gough’s NZ Transport businesses. Based at the company’s Wiri site in Auckland, Aaron will be ma …

21 April 2015

75,000th Cat Motor Scraper delivered to Twomey Construction

Pukekohe-based Twomey Construction, a long-time Cat customer, has taken ownership of the 75,000th Cat wheel tractor-scraper ever made by Caterpillar. …

14 February 2015

Palfinger for the New Queen of the Fleet

Last year saw the arrival of NZ's largest, newest fast ferry - featuring a Palfinger PK4501M knuckle boom crane ...

23 January 2015

Celebrating 70 Years of Hyster

The 23rd January is an auspicious day in the history of the Gough Group and in particular the history of our relationship with Hyster.

12 December 2014

Analytical Sponsorship for Northland Emergency Services Trust

Gough Analytical is donating its oil analysis services to the Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST).

03 September 2014

Gough Express Spring 2014

The latest edition of the Gough Express is out now. Available to view online.

30 July 2014

Kilmarnock Enterprises wins contract with the Gough Group

Disability-friendly company wins contract with the Gough Group

The Gough Group’s fluid analysis business - Gough Analytical has awarded a contract to non-profit organisation Kilmarnock Enterprises ...

14 July 2014

Guru Sets Sail

In February of this year ProFab Engineering in Palmerston North delivered the new 24m offshore supply vessel Guru. Gough Palfinger and Gough Cat were …

01 July 2014

Profile 635H Wins Again & Prepares for TV Stardom

Profile Boats have another win at the Boat Show with the a new-breed of boat trailer, both destined for TV …

04 May 2014

Gough Express Autumn 2014

The latest edition of the Gough Express is out now. Available to view online.

30 April 2014

A Shift In Technology with Caterpillar

Technology, safety and design excellence; three major considerations for Goodman Contractors when selecting the new Cat 740B Ejector Articulated Truck …

25 March 2014

Apprentices Face New Industry Qualifications

Thirteen new apprentices at Gough Group will be the first to embark on new industry qualifications launched this year.

14 March 2014

Eight Palfinger Cranes to Austral Ships

Gough Palfinger Australia has outfitted the first delivery Cape Class patrol boat, the 58.1 metre ‘Cape St. George’, with a PK 12000 MA knuckle bo …

25 February 2014

Get Your Gear Online: catshop.co.nz

A new and improved online store has just been launched bringing Caterpillar-branded clothing and accessories to the New Zealand market.

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