3M - Who is 3M

Who is 3M

A Global Innovation Company

3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. Over the years, innovations have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. Having made driving at night easier, made buildings safer, and made consumer electronics lighter, less energy-intensive and less harmful to the environment. Even helped put a man on the moon. Every day at 3M, one idea always leads to the next, igniting momentum to make progress possible around the world.

Proud to have been a part of the New Zealand community and our customers’ businesses’ for more than 57 years; it is this commitment that has seen us forge long-term relationships with our customers and suppliers alike.

From humble beginnings operating out of a small agent’s office, to the new, purpose-built head office in Auckland, 3M New Zealand now employs approximately 140 employees in all business fields - technical, accounting, sales, marketing, and many other specialist roles. Also have sales branches in Wellington and Christchurch.

3M have a tradition of innovation which has become part of our ethos and our everyday business-life. Their strong local presence throughout New Zealand, efficiency through continuous improvement, strong presence in the industrial, commercial, healthcare and consumer markets, combined with a continuous flow of new products, collaboration with our customers has the company well positioned for sustainable growth in the future.

The 3M brand is recognised and trusted around the globe. Household names like Nexcare™,Post-it®, Scotch®, Scotch-Brite®, Scotchgard™ and much more are also market leaders.


  • Act with uncompromising honesty and integrity in everything we do.
  • Satisfy our customers with innovative technology and superior quality, value and service.
  • Respect our social and physical environment around the world.
  • Value and develop our employees' diverse talents, initiative and leadership.
  • Earn the admiration of all those associated with 3M worldwide.

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