About La Nuova
La Nuova was established in Hawera in 1959 by Mr J G and Mrs J M Craig as a retail dry cleaning business.
They were joined in 1974 by their son Gordon Craig and in 1984 bought into the Apparelmaster franchise to facilitate expansion into garment rental, towel and mat hire as well as many other services. In 2007, La Nuova shifted its main operation from Hawera to Inglewood, setting up shop in the former Moa-Nui Dairy factory.
Now trading as La Nuova Apparelmaster, the company is owned by Gordon and his wife Perrie, operated by Operations Manager Bevan Broughton and supported by a team of over 50 members spread between Inglewood, New Plymouth, Hawera and Wanganui. Gordon's eldest son, Brad, has been involved in the business for several years and now holds a shareholding in the company, as well as heading up the Sales and Marketing team.
From its inception, the company has built a reputation on listening, understanding and then responding to its clients’ requirements.
We believe our business is fundamentally founded on ‘presentation’, both in the way we present products to our clients and the clean image they in turn present to theirs.
To this end, we offer for hire a huge range of work overalls, shirts, trousers, dustcoats and other protective clothing, table and bed linen, backed up by a comprehensive laundering programme, together with washroom services such as towels, sanitary units and mats. Most recently we have been providing a first aid kit supply and service, and also now specialise in wedding dress cleaning, repairs and alterations.
La Nuova Apparelmaster has the capacity in our current Inglewood plant to cope with processing huge volumes of product on a day to day basis. We are recognised for our superior quality product and service in the Taranaki region and this has led to increasing enquiries week to week.