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.
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 team aim to provide you the best possible solution regardless of supplier or brand.
No need is too small or too big for our team who thrive on the challenge to find the right solution for you
AHS work with their trusted and reputable suppliers to always offer you a competitive price