Monday 30th August 1926
General Motors New Zealand Ltd. began assembly operations at Petone. In 1987 the Labour government slashed tariffs on completely built up cars, effectively putting an end to car manufacturing in New Zealand. By the early 1990s GM New Zealand was no longer a manufacturer and instead focused on importing vehicles to sell to its dealer network. In 1994 GM New Zealand became Holden New Zealand. Holden New Zealand currently comprises approximately 40 staff members who are actively involved in sales and marketing, aftersales, parts sales as well as finance and accounting activities.