Our Story

Canterbury Woodchip Supplies (CWS) plays an integral role in the agricultural arena supplying a premium grade animal-bedding which is ideally suited to most livestock, but in particular dairy calves. With the use of our own fleet of trucks, we provide calf bedding to an extensive number of customers reaching from South Canterbury through to Hurunui. In 2009 CWS was nominated as the individual supplier to all live dairy-exports leaving New Zealand’s shores. It is the reputation of a consistently high-grade litter which has led us to becoming the business of choice for such products.

In 2014 an alliance was formed with the Bioenergy Association of NZ (BANZ) to assist in developing a framework for woodchip supply standards, in relation to an alternative fuel option for energy users. The outcome has seen the implementation of a national ‘Accreditation Scheme” which sets clear parameters for both existing and potential bio-fuel suppliers to adhere. In so doing, there has been a dramatic lift in the quality of products available to consumers and this can only be seen as an enormously positive step forward for industry.

CWS proudly process and deliver clean burning fuel to a number of medium – large scale businesses within Canterbury. The future for an increased use of renewable and sustainable biomass in NZ is unlimited and CWS is helping pave the way with new technology and innovations which stand to benefit us all.

April 4th 2016 saw changes to the Health & Safety Act which would have an immediate and dramatic impact on the responsibility of PCBU’s in relation to playground surfaces. After researching the existing products, we determined there was demand for an affordable, long-lasting and hygienic woodchip that meets with NZS5828:2004 compliance. Unlike other products derived from freight pallets and various other recycled timbers, we use only freshly chipped Pine logs sourced from local sustainably harvested forest blocks.

Our 2 high speed blowing rigs enable us to accurately place woodchip, bark and a variety of aggregates into play areas and garden spaces. With the capability to blow in excess of 40/m3 per hour, we offer an unbeatably efficient, clean and accurate service.

The team of highly skilled engineers, mechanics and technical advisers at CWS offer a 24/7 service to ensure our customers have readily available support and peace of mind.