Edward Turner arrives in New Zealand from England and establishes a fruit and flower shop in Auckland, New Zealand.
Edward buys land for an orchard at Huia, near the mouth of the Manukau, Auckland’s west coast harbour.
Edward enters a brief partnership with two men as a fruit importer and auctioneer. The Turners & Growers journey begins.
The business moves to the new city markets in Customs Street West on the Viaduct Basin. By now, Turners is the leading fruit auctioneer in Auckland.
The business is renamed E. Turners & Sons.
Turners & Growers Limited is incorporated after the Turners family decide to offer a proportion of shares to their suppliers. There are 207 supplier shareholders initially.
Turners & Growers Proprietary Ltd is formed in Australia.
Fruit Distributors Ltd is formed with government and private enterprise directors to be the sole importer of citrus fruit, bananas and pineapples in to New Zealand.
Turners & Growers now has affiliate companies in 13 major towns throughout New Zealand’s North Island.
Turners & Growers proposes Kiwifruit as the new name for Chinese gooseberries. The company exports one of the first ship-board refrigerated containers of fruit.
The Auckland markets moves to Mt Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand. Turners & Growers Fresh Ltd. Is split into 3 divisions: Pacific (Imports), Markets (domestic produce & distribution) and Exports.
Tony Gibbs of GPG is elected chairman. As a mandarin orchardist, he is the first grower to assume the post.
The old Auckland market site at the Viaduct Basin is sold.
ENZA begins commercial plantings of proprietary apple variety JAZZ™ around the world.
Turners & Growers and ENZA merge their complementary businesses to create a produce marketer of global significance.
Turners & Growers Ltd becomes formally listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZSX).
Turners & Growers enters a joint venture with Inglis Horticulture to form one of New Zealand’s largest orchards of new apple varieties.
Turners and Growers purchases Kapiro Orchards becoming one of the largest kiwifruit growers in New Zealand.
Turners and Growers buys a majority share of Delica.
Turners and Growers purchases Kerifresh and becomes New Zealand’s largest citrus grower.
Turners begins sale of ENZA Kiwifruit in Asia.
Turners begins selling the exclusive ENZARed Kiwi.
Turners and Growers and ENZA form a joint venture with Wakatu Incorporation to create New Zealand’s largest ENVY™ apple orchards.
Turners and Growers and Delica invest in a asparagus joint venture with Boyd’s Asparagus.
Turners Transport expands into the South Island.
German company BayWa, which has global investments across the building, energy and agriculture sectors, purchases 72.5 percent of Turners & Growers.
T&G acquire 100% of produce exporter, Delica.
T&G acquired Apollo Apples.
T&G open an office in China to support the rapid growth of its business in Asia.
T&G launched a refreshed corporate brand, signaling a positive change and new direction for the company.
T&G rebrands international subsidiary business Delica Limited to T&G Global and the company forms an exclusive sales and distribution partnership with All Good Fairtrade for organic bananas.
T&G signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Zespri to market kiwifruit in South East Asia and sells its crate business (FCC) to focus on its core business.
T&G celebrates 120 years fresh around the globe and increases its reach with greater shareholdings in WorldWide Fruit and Oppy.