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Strautmann Hopkins NZ Limited was originally founded in 1983 when John Hopkins imported the first Strautmann loader wagons to New Zealand. 

John had seen the Strautmann machines while on a Nuffield Scholarship in Europe, and was impressed with their strength and reliability compared to other loader wagons at the time. 

He was initially joined by eldest son Ian Hopkins and together they ran a large silage contracting business in the Manawatu and started the Strautmann Hopkins business throughout NZ. 10 years later, John’s youngest son Andrew Hopkins took over the Strautmann business and continued to develop the business further.

Over time the Hopkins family have continued to strengthen their relationship with the German manufacturer and have worked together to build up the Strautmann brand in NZ to what it is today - a brand nationally recognised for its quality and service.

Strautmann Hopkins - 35+ years experience in supplying and servicing Strautmann agricultural machinery throughout NZ.

Meet the team

Ian Hopkins

Ian is the Managing Director - Business here at Strautmann Hopkins. In his free time, Ian is an active member and Treasurer of the Hunterville Lions Club, is a volunteer firefighter at Rangiwahia, enjoys mixing with friends and family and occasionally playing Twilight Golf.

Andrew Hopkins

Andrew is the Managing Director - Operations at Strautmann Hopkins. He is always out and about lending his expertise.

Conor Hopkins

Conor has taken over as National Parts Administrator, and Workshop Foreman. Having now completed his Ag Commerce degree at Massey University, he is utilising those skills in the management side of the business. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball in the Manawatū Men’s premier league, golf, tramping, hunting and dirt bike riding.

Stan & Fiona Knight

Stan and Fiona Knight, are the Managing Directors of Strautmann Hopkins Waikato and Te Aroha Tractors. Stan enjoys hunting and fishing, and has a passion for working, setting challenges and exceeding them. 

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Caleb Knight

Caleb has joined the team as another experienced Mobile Diesel Mechanic. He brings a wealth of experience in the servicing and maintenance of tractors, agricultural machinery and utes. Caleb is also off a farm in Apiti, and well known in the Manawatu. He will be looking after the Hopkins Farming Group Northern farms and developing a client base around the district. Like Fraser, he enjoys the outdoors with hunting and fishing a passion.

Bernice Fairbrother

Bernice is kept busy by managing the office/accounts for Palmerston North Head Office, while also supporting our Waikato branch based at Te Aroha. When she’s not busy at work, she’s normally out enjoying the fresh air by walking her two dogs, Smudge and Millie. 

Daniel Coe

Daniel is the lead mobile mechanic for Strautmann Hopkins Waikato, and recently transferred into this role from Te Aroha Tractors. 

John Pio

John is the Regional Sales Manager at Strautmann Hopkins. He is passionate about the agricultural industry - machinery, crops and large stock. Other interests include sports, horses, and everything in between. 

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