ESG History

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1923

Company is formed by Ernest Sime under the name ‘E. Sime and Co. Ltd.’ as a reseller of automotive parts in Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

1936

Ken Sime, the 2nd generation of the Sime family, joins the company.

1953

Ernest Sime passes away.

1959

Malcolm Sime, the 3rd generation of the Sime family, joins the company.

1974

Malcolm Sime becomes General Manager of the company.

1990-1991

Company diversifies when it moves into the hardware market and creates professional markets within New Zealand.

1998

Company opens up in Australia within the professional markets.

2004

Ken Sime passes away.

2008

John Beach is appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

2012

Company expands into South East Asia, based in Singapore.