Established in New Zealand in 1994, Wedgelock is a family owned and operated business that specializes in the design and manufacture of excavator attachments.
Built by the company's founding directors - Graham Calvert and sons Matthew and David - Wedgelock extends the family's involvement in engineering dating back some 150 years.
Today, Wedgelock is New Zealand's leading supplier of attachments for the civil earthworks, general contracting and forestry industries and its products are manufactured and exported all over the globe, including Australia, USA, Europe, Russia, Asia, Pacific Islands and South America.
The company prides itself on carefully listening to and responding to its customers with products that are designed and engineered to the highest standards. It enjoys personal, long-standing customer relationships and seeks always to deliver an outstanding level of service and support.
Wedgelock is headquartered in Upper Hutt, New Zealand - not far from the nation's capital city of Wellington at the southern tip of the North Island. With a fully equipped manufacturing facility the primary output of the Upper Hutt factory is supporting the local Australasian market. It is also the R&D and engineering centre for Wedgelock products manufactured through its global networks and partner programs.
After a number of years operating in the US market via its own subsidiary and multiple distribution channels, Wedgelock changed its North American strategy. The products are now available through Cascade Corporation based in Portland Oregon. This offers the North American territories local manufacturing and distribution to meet customer requirements on a 'just-in-time' basis.
With a company culture that epitomizes the entrepreneurial spirit that New Zealand is known for, Wedgelock customers can be assured they are dealing with a company that is continually discovering ways to improve in order to maintain its leadership in the market.
Wedgelock genuinely cares about doing the right thing and doing it well. It's family ownership ensures a high degree of integrity, personal commitment and interest in the welfare of its employees, customers, suppliers and business partners and it is this underlying philosophy that has contributed to it becoming the market leader it is today.