The Smithbridge Group has a long and eventful history. Here you can read about significant events in the Group since 1964.
The Smithbridge Group was founded in 1964 by John Smith, the father of the current managing director Albert Smith, and operated as John C Smith Contractors Ltd in the Rangiora/Christchurch area in New Zealand. The business grew to undertake bridges, pipe laying, culverts, wharves and water and sewer treatment plants. It also expanded to crane hire (having made the first significant crane purchase in 1973), ready mixed concrete production, property development and investment, and farming.
Smithbridge has won many awards over the years for engineering innovation and outstanding job performance.