Founded in 1947 by Desmond Ormsby, our journey started in Te Kuiti, fueling the Waitomo region. Now we’re one of New Zealand’s largest independent fuel suppliers. During this time, Waitomo’s has been run by three generations of the Ormsby family, with a period of joint ownership with Mobil Oil New Zealand, before reverting to 100-percent family ownership in 2003.
Desmond’s vision was a company built around honesty and integrity and those values remain front of mind today at Waitomo. Following in his father’s footsteps, Grey Ormsby worked tirelessly to ensure Waitomo’s customers benefited from innovative supply solutions, outstanding service, and a fairer fuel price. Now owned and managed by his son Jimmy Ormsby who joined the team in 2003, Waitomo is in rapid national expansion mode. We’re agile, innovative and future-focused.
Kiwis deserve a fairer price for their fuel, so as a low-cost operator that’s what Waitomo is 100-percent focused on delivering. In areas where we operate, we offer much-needed competition and choice in the market. For example, following our entry into Wellington, prices have dropped by up to 20 cents a litre. That’s savings that go directly back into Kiwi pockets and the local economy.