Established in 1969 - Carroll's is family owned and operated, offering a personalised non-corporate culture. Our professional team treat our customers like family - and we will do whatever it takes to fix issues, or customise processes to help your business.
We promise you won't get a supermarket-style "one size fits all" outcome when you partner with us. We offer flexibility and a truly bespoke and scalable logistics model designed around your business needs.
Chris Carroll - Managing Director
Carroll’s is built on solid family values. Managing Director Chris Carroll’s parents, Tony and Vera, founded the business over 50 years ago with one truck and pinboard. “Dad would come home with pockets full of dockets, and my mum would take over. All the dockets used to get pinned up on the back of the couch, and then the couch would get pushed back against the wall; that’s how the admin department worked”, he says.
Today Carroll's has grown to be a significant and established 3PL company and works with many leading local and international brands.
Chris lives and breathes Carroll's brand values championing a commitment to customers, respect for people, integrity, teamwork, quality, efficiency, personal accountability, and solution-focused.
CF Bedford Truck. The first orange and white Carroll’s truck.
The beginning of the association with Mitsubishi Fuso and supplier William Gill and Sons.
Construction of Carroll’s Eden Terrace warehouse.
Carroll’s Eden Terrace Warehouse.
Chris Carroll washing an early Carroll’s truck.
Alan Brown, Carroll’s long term Dispatcher, Storeman and multi tasker extraordinaire!
The pride of the fleet! Barry Mckenna’s first Carroll’s steel truck.
The trusty 1985 Mitsubishi Forklift still in the fleet today. Tony Carroll hard at work devanning paper.
Carroll’s first container side-loader with Richard Nathan on the levers.
Carroll’s first curtain-side truck. An end of an era tarping loads.
Carroll’s container side-loader now capable of transporting 40’ shipping containers.
Vera, Tony Carroll and a very young long haired Deryl Davies!
Construction of Carroll’s Mangere Bridge depot.
Peter Dent and Tony Carroll. Peter retired in 2016. Very much part of the family, we miss you Peter!
Carroll’s Mangere Bridge depot.
Tony and Vera Carroll. The hardworking team.
Carroll’s open new branch in Albany, Auckland.
Carroll’s introduce very narrow aisle (VNA) wire guided forklifts.
The second Hammar Ultra Light container side loader. A quantum leap in side loader advancement. Safer, lighter, with significant productivity gains.
Automatic Electric Hybrid Fuso Truck. Sees lower running costs and lower emissions. Trucks have come a long way since 1969.
Carroll’s 50 years. Moving goods since 1969.
New addition to our crane truck fleet - Long reach capability to 23.5 metres.
Carroll's Mahunga Drive - Increased warehousing of 3PL pick, pack and deliver.
New pallet tilter capability for our crane trucks.
Chris, the forklift and many team members are not the only things that have been around the business for decades. Carroll’s has customers dating back to the early 1970s, which is a testament to the level of service and competitive pricing they offer.
Throughout the years, Carroll’s has consistently invested in people, new warehousing, modern fleets and technology. “Our large investment in IT has enabled us to compete and provide a better service than the corporates, which is a big driver for us.” Our focus on efficiency and innovation has touched every business element and is visible in both Carroll’s modern logistics centres.
This includes semi-automated, very narrow aisle ‘man up’ forklifts, GPS transponders embedded in the warehouse floor, as well as energy-efficient sensor lighting. Carroll’s integrates this with significant IT capability, offering complete EDI, RF scanning, scan pack, and a unique freight calculator for customers.
Warehouse Operations Manager
South Outwards Manager