AHS since 1994…

It was founded in April 1940 by James Bull, who was joined in December of the same year by his brother, Bob, who was the managing director until 1996. A third brother, George, worked for the firm until his death in the late 1960’s.


World War Two helped shape and determine the direction the company was to follow. Import restrictions in force during the war years gave rise to demand for a range of locally made goods. This led to the development of engineering jobbing work as a key part of the company’s business.
As times changed locksmithing increasingly became the main focus of the business.

 1986 saw expansion into the supply of architectural hardware for both commercial buildings and domestic housing. This has grown to be a major part of the business. 1991 saw the opening of a Wellington business specialising in the supply of hardware to joiners, construction companies & builders. This was followed in 2011 with an Auckland business specialising in electronic locking solutions.

While Chris & Garry Bull – Bob’s sons – are active in the business on a daily basis, they are only part of a large team of experienced and knowledgeable locksmiths, lock fitters and hardware & electrical product supply specialists.




Why work with us?

Discover the benefits of our experience and expertise today
Proven and

With more than 25 years behind us we know the industry!

While history is on our side, we strive to stay at the forefront of innovation and the new products that are revolutionising the industry


Our independent status allows us to offer you a full range of products from all major suppliers

Our team aim to provide you the best possible solution regardless of supplier or brand.


Our approach has always been to explore the best solutions for your needs

No need is too small or too big for our team who thrive on the challenge to find the right solution for you


Rest assured, while we focus on your solution, we know price is important!

AHS work with their trusted and reputable suppliers to always offer you a competitive price

Contact us now

For personalised service, support and expert advice. Call or drop in, there's an off street park waiting for you!
2/32 Normanby Rd Mt Eden, Auckland 1024
Hours Mon - Fri 7.30am - 5.00pm Sat Closed Sun Closed
44 Sydney Street Lower Hutt, Wellington
Hours Mon - Fri 8.00am - 5.00pm Sat Closed Sun Closed