Carpenters Fiji Limited | About Us
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The Carpenter Fiji Group is a trusted household name in the Fiji Islands with over 148 years experience in commerce and trading in the Pacific Islands.


The history of the Carpenter Group goes back to 1862 when an American Civil War Captain, John Boulton Carpenter left his home in Connecticut seeking new opportunities in the East Indies and the Pacific. In 1914, his son Walter Randolph Carpenter founded W R Carpenter Company Limited in Sydney Australia with a capital of 1,000 pounds. From this fledging beginnings grew the W R Carpenter Group. The major growth in the Fiji Islands followed the acquisition of Brown and Joske Limited in 1936. Twenty years later the Carpenter Group undertook one of the largest business transactions in the Pacific Islands when it acquired Morris Hedstrom Limited.


The Carpenter Fiji Group is fully owned by MBf Carpenters Limited a company incorporated in Australia. This parent entity also fully owns the Carpenters PNG Group that operate extensive agricultural holdings and other commercial undertakings. The ultimate parent company of the Carpenter Group in the Pacific is MBf Holdings Berhad in Malaysia.

Commercial Operations

The Carpenter Fiji Group is a diversified conglomerate and the largest private sector enterprise in Fiji employing over 3,000 people. The Group through its various businesses, operate in all major cities and towns and islands in the Fiji archipelago and maintains the largest private sector data network to link all operations to its Head Office in the capital Suva. The Carpenter Group’s commercial operations include:


  • Chain of supermarket and departmental stores
  • Hardware retail and wholesale
  • Automobile sales and service
  • Heavy and light machinery sales and service, brands include Nissan, Hyundai, Honda, Isuzu and Nissan Diesel
  • Tyre retail and retreading
  • Car rentals
  • IT System and Retail services
  • Ship agency
  • Air and sea freight forwarding
  • Custom house agency
  • Earthmoving equipment sales & service, brands include Caterpillar and TCM
  • Water bottling
  • Computer sales, service, costing & software solutions
  • Property Developers
  • Fedex courier
  • Heavy transport contractors
  • Commercial waste disposal
  • Lloyds agent
  • Bill Pay Services
  • Consumer finance and credit card operations
  • Foreign Exchange, Domestic & Global Money Transfer

Commercial Operations

The Carpenter Group’s property operations include key investments in developed and undeveloped property holdings in strategic locations. Developed property holdings include commercial buildings in city and urban centres, residential housing, warehouses and workshops. Large-scale property developments earmarked in the near future include: