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We've come a long way

The Cavalier Bremworth journey began in 1959 when Doug Bremner founded the Bremworth Carpet Company from a small factory in Papatoetoe, South Auckland. But even a committed innovator like Bremner could never have predicted the levels of advancement and growth that were to unfold.

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1964

The official Woolmark seal of quality was launched and the following year, Bremworth became the world's first carpet company entitled to use the Woolmark symbol. That same year, Bremworth also became one of the first to advertise on television and its dominant use of the medium through the years helped establish the Bremworth brand as a household name.

1967

UEB Industries, one of New Zealand's biggest corporations, bought Bremworth and established spinning and scouring plants throughout the country.

1972

Cavalier Carpets of New Zealand was founded by Tony Timpson and Grant Biel. 

1975

A spinning plant was built at Wanganui.

1983

Cavalier Carpets listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange as Cavalier Corporation.

1988

Cavalier Carpets bought the highly valued Bremworth name and distribution rights as well as their spinning and tufting plants. 

1991

The combined companies relaunched under the Cavalier Bremworth brand.

2000

Cavalier Bremworth was the first to gain an internationally recognised eco-label across the entire wool carpet range.  



2006

Awarded Environmental Choice NZ accreditation, shortly followed by the equivalent certification in Australia from Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA). Today, our carpets carry an independent environmental grading from the Australian Carpet Classification Scheme - ACCS ECS.

2013

Launched a range of synthetic carpets to meet increasing consumer demands. 

2018

Voted NZ's Most Trusted Brand in the carpet category of the annual Readers' Digest poll for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. 


After many year of crafting the perfect carpets, Cavalier Bremworth diversified to sell rugs both online and in nationwide retailers. 

Today

Cavalier Bremworth has ISO 14001 accreditation, demonstrating a commitment to taking responsibility for our manufacturing footprint and performance improvements.


Cavalier Bremworth is a fully owned subsidiary of Cavalier Corporation, which is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. Other companies owned or majority owned by the corporation include wool brokers Elco Direct Ltd and Auckland carpet maker Norman Ellison Carpets.

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