Our family has provided premium bathroomware for New Zealand architects, homeowners, developers, builders, and plumbers for over 65 years.
This experience has shown us the lasting legacy of quality. From the durability and safety that comes from high quality base materials, to the superior functionality of German engineering. From the time-consuming hand-crafted finishes passed down through generations of family artisans, to the sustainable practices that underpin many of our European manufacturers.
Franklins imports beautiful, high quality plumbing and bathroom products from all over Europe straight to New Zealand. Our 14 exclusive brands come from ; Portugal, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Poland and Turkey.
Franklins was founded over 65 years ago, in 1954, by the late Peter Smith. Peter’s goal was simple: to supply the market with high-quality products. Today, Franklins has three generations of experience in bringing high quality and innovative plumbing and bathroom products to New Zealand.
Franklins is now run by Peter’s son, Stephen Smith, with the help of his sons, James, Connor and Trent Smith. Being a family business means Franklins have long term goals to change the industry for the better. We don’t merely think from one quarter to the next, but from generation to generation.
Each of the brands that we represent has impressive credentials – from artisanal craftsmanship using some of the most indulgent materials available, to precision engineering and performance. And of course, they all carry the unmistakable sophistication of style and design that Europe is renowned for.
The people behind the company are as important as the company itself. Franklins is lead by Stephen Smith and his supporting executive committee. The executive committee is the driving force behind the Franklins operation supported by a network of managers, sales and customer service representatives, architectural executives, design consultants, warehouse managers, drivers, trade counter sales, finance administrators, marketing, and graphic designers.
We are forever grateful to each and every one of our team for the work they put into the success of Franklins.