Christchurch Cleaning Supplies Ltd is a locally owned and operated family business that is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. We provide goods and services to New Zealand based businesses and consumers.


Business History

For years Richard worked as a commercial cleaner, who one day realised there wasn’t enough options available to purchase commercial cleaning products in Christchurch. In 1980, Richard and a business  partner turned that thought into a reality and decided to open their own cleaning supplies business. This is when Christchurch Cleaning Supplies was established. After a couple of years in business, Richard bought his partner out and became the sole owner of the business. Richard was the first and only one to start working in the business, but the company now employ’s 12 staff.


In April 2015 Richard sold the business to his daughter. Jessica Pinnington-Pilet (who has worked in the company for over 19 years) and his son-in-law, Troy Pinnington-Pilet (who has worked in the company for over 13 years). Richard decided it was time to step back and start putting more energy into himself and his family. He still works 2 days a week at Christchurch Cleaning Supplies and enjoys having no responsibilities or pressure on his shoulders!


Jessica and Troy have a passion for the family business, and want to keep it the success Richard has made it. Jessica and Troy have 2 sons and a daughter, who they hope might one day decide to get involved in the family business. Jessica said it is a joy and honour to be able to continue something her father has put his heart and soul into.


But no business can be successful without the help of their staff. At Christchurch Cleaning Supplies, they are lucky to have a wonderful, loyal and hard working team! The staff are like a family of their own. With majority of staff being there for over 5 years, they have formed a close family-like relationship. So not only is it a family owned business, but it is a family run business with all the staff being a part of that family!




In July 2017 we made the decision to join RapidClean. RapidClean is an Australian and New Zealand owned company with over 50 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand. RapidClean has no involvement in the day to day operation and has 0% ownership of any of their members businesses.

As RapidClean is made up of individually owned and operated businesses the service, knowledge and expertise of the cleaning industry remains at a high standard. RapidClean brings businesses together and makes it possible for the small—medium businesses to provide and supply on a national scale. The advantages of dealing with small businesses over large businesses is small businesses have a lot of drive and strive to provide the best for their customers. Our customers are not just another number, we like to have more of a personal relationship with our customers, this helps us understand them and can supply them with the best suited products.

Not only can we now supply on a national level but our access to new and innovative products has been greatly increased with a lot of new products already available in store. With over 30 preferred suppliers at our disposal we have access to most major brands at very competitive prices.

Some major brands include:

  • Diversey
  • S C Johnson
  • Deb
  • Livi (Cottonsoft)
  • Glomesh
  • 3M
  • Nilfisk
  • Aotearoa NZ Made LTD
  • Filta
  • BioPak
  • Ecolab
  • Intergra Industries
  • Pomona
  • Sorma - Sebo Cleaning Equipment
  • Whiteley Corp NZ
  • Makita
  • Tork
  • Esko