About Us

Philip left school at 15 determined to work on a farm for two years before going on to Lincoln College. After two years he decided to give academia a miss, asked if there were any jobs going at Pyne Gould Guinness, and was immediately employed as a trainee. He eventually became a grain agent. In 1970, Philip got married and was transferred to Rakaia as the sole PGG grain agent for the district. After four years there he was transferred to Methven, the town that has since become home for the Wareing family. While working as an agent, Philip grew potatoes to earn some extra money and this gave him the $15,000 he needed to buy a business in 1975. The agricultural spraying business comprised one J 1 Bedford truck; so began Philip Wareing Ltd.

In 1985, Philip bought a logging truck business off the local sawmill and over the years this has been followed by transport businesses, two high-country sheep stations, a timber business and more recently, ownership of Ashburton-based Rural Transport Ltd, Wilson Bulk Transport, Mayfield Transport Ltd, Christchurch-based NZ Express Transport and Transwest Freighters based in Greymouth.  Fairfield Freight Hub is a new concept incorporating a rail siding based in Ashburton.

Philip’s three children work in business; Mark and Simon as joint CEOs overseeing all transport companies and Rachel as HR support working for all companies.

Philip’s business portfolio includes fertiliser spreading, agricultural spraying, bulk grain and stock cartage, freight, logging and his beloved high-country farm Arrowsmith Station.

mission statement

why use pwl

Philip Wareing Ltd’s Mission Statement is to be a premier provider of transport solutions.
We aim to achieve this by providing services that consistently exceed our customers expectations.

community involvement

Philip Wareing is well-known in the community for his support and sponsorship of local sport and activities.

We are committed to being an active and responsible member of our community. We believe that a strong and vibrant community benefits everyone, and we are dedicated to making a positive impact.
Through our ongoing efforts, we support sports clubs, charitable organisations, and community events. We understand the importance of giving back and are proud to be a part of our community.

  • Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue
  • Mt Hutt Memorial Hall
  • Opuke Hot Pools, Methven
  • Staveley Ice Rink, Methven
  • Methven Rugby Club
  • Methven Netball Club
  • Heartland Championship Rugby
  • Waimate Shears
  • Kurow Rugby Club
  • Mackenzie Rugby Club
  • Waimate Rugby Club
  • Rakaia Rugby Club
  • Kurow Jockey Club Inc
  • Southern Rugby Club
  • Methven Rodeo Club
  • Methven Golf Club
  • Mayfield Golf Club
  • Kurow Golf Club
  • Geraldine Rugby Club
  • Mt Somers Rugby Club
  • Methven Cricket Club
  • Ashburton Vintage Car Club
  • Rakaia Golf Club
  • Mt Nessing Collie Club
  • Methven Collie Club
  • Methven Learn to Swim Program
  • A & P Shows
  • Mt Hutt College Netball and Rugby Programs
  • Harold the Giraffe – Life Education Trust
  • Mt Hutt Bike Park

Would you like to know more about our services?

See our team members phone list for the direct contact for your requirements