Masport Limited commenced as a family owned manufacturing company in 1910 in Auckland, New Zealand. Since then the Masport brand has become a symbol for good quality, reliable outdoor equipment for generations of New Zealanders.
Masport introduced an iron foundry in 1911 and started manufacturing vacuum pumps and stationary engines for a range of agricultural equipment. After establishing a solid base in the farming industry, Masport started to diversify producing its first hand mowers in 1930 and New Zealand’s first petrol-powered lawnmower in 1938.
Masport manufactured munitions for the army during World War 2. Post-war the company refocused on its core business, introducing further farm machinery such as ride-on tractors. With a growing reputation for engineering excellence, the company expanded off shore with an increasing range of agricultural, horticultural and lawn care products.
Today Masport specialises in outdoor power equipment such as lawnmowers, shredders, cultivators and outdoor leisure products such as barbecues and patio heaters. The company continues to enjoy a growing reputation for providing quality products, exporting to over 40 countries worldwide.
For a more in-depth look at the History of Masport, please visit the Masport Centenary Site: masport100years.com