About

With over 60 great people at GDM we design, engineer, prototype and manufacture fixtures and furniture that we’re extremely proud of.

About GDM

The skills and experience to understand our customers' requirements.

A leading fixtures and furniture manufacturer for more than 40 years. GDM Retail has a modern 7000m2 factory and design hub in Whanganui, with a sales office in Auckland. 

We design, engineer, prototype and manufacture to customer specification. We believe Good Design Matters and provide best practice in metal fabrication, laser cutting, robotic welding, CNC joinery construction, painting, powder coating and logistics efficiently co-ordinated from the same site.

We have joint venture agreements with several factories in China to ensure solutions can be manufactured or sourced for any project.

GDM staff travel to China regularly to maintain strong relationships and ensure stringent operational and quality standards.

Our Values

How We Work

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Design

Whether it starts on the back of a napkin or a drawing board, we transform your ideas into clever solutions.

Prototyping

Our in-house prototyping service puts your design concepts to the test so you can rest easy. 

Manufacturing

We house the latest manufacturing technology so we can make it – efficiently and on spec every time.

Special Finishes

With our wide range of high-quality specialty finishes we can apply the perfect finishing touch to any material.

Storage & Logistics

Items to be stored, moved from A to B, or refurbished in-between? We manage customer stock on site,  along with national and global distribution.

Selected Awards & Distinctions

2020

New Zealand Retail Interiors Association Awards – winners of the Big Box Category for New World, Pukekohe

2020

New Zealand Retail Interiors Association Awards – winner, Rising Star Employee Award

2020

New Zealand Retail Interiors Association Awards – winners of the International Special Award for Lava Hotel, Samoa 

2020

New Zealand Retail Interiors Association Awards – winners of the Customer Experience Special Award for Mitre 10 Tapware

2019

New Zealand Retail Interiors Association Awards – winners of the International Category Certificate for Rodd & Gunn, Australia

2019

New Zealand Retail Interiors Association Awards – finalist, Rising Star Employee Award

2017

New Zealand Retail Interiors Association Awards – winners of the International Category for Rodd & Gunn’s Fashion Island store in Orange County, California 

2015

New Zealand Retail Interiors Association Awards – winners of the International Category

2015

New Zealand Retail Interiors Association Awards – winners of the Group award for Pop Up + Events for the Heidi Klum Intimates Project at David Jones, Sydney 

2013

HSBC New Zealand China Trade Association China Export Awards – finalists 

2009

ABN AMRO Craigs Wanganui Business Awards – supreme winner 

2005

ABN AMRO Craigs Wanganui Business Awards – supreme winner

2005

Price Waterhouse Coopers Award

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