Striving for excellence at every level

We began in 1975 as a lumber yard in Dannevirke. Over four decades later, TUMU is the largest supplier of timber and associated products to the building and packaging industries on the East Coast of the North Island, with over 620 employees across the wider group.


TUMU has companies and interests in:

  • Exotic timbers – Radiata, Macrocarpa and Douglas Fir
  • Native and Imported Timbers
  • Roundwood and Farm Fencing
  • Building Hardware Products
  • Bins and Pallets
  • Timber Treatment and Drying
  • Processing and wholesaling timber products
  • Property finance and investment

Our values underpin every layer of our organisation.

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We aspire to be good employers

Effective, profitable and sustainable businesses survive through strong leadership, protecting their people and assets, and encouraging a fearless entrepreneurial culture. 

Meet our managers. >

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We support the communities that support us

TUMU aspires to be a great corporate citizen, by supporting the community through sponsorships, grants, awards and donations.

Find out more about our commitment to our community. >

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Working at TUMU

Through our size, investments in technology, and by encouraging ideas and innovation, TUMU is able to offer employees more than just a job, we’re able to offer them a career.

Find out more about working for TUMU. >

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