In 1894, John Hutcheson and Thomas Wilson established their company Hutcheson Wilson & Co Ltd on Jervois Quay, Wellington, New Zealand.
It all started with a lifepreserver made of canvas and cork - State of the art for it's time - and definitely the jacket to wear during a rough Cook Straight crossing.
Between our first models and the lifejackets we make now, Hutchwilco has done a lot of listening. By keeping in touch with the people who wear our jackets, we've been able to continuosly improve our designs and develop new ones.
Hutchwilco have enhanced manufacturing techniques, incorporated new materials and... we've been doing this for over 100 years.
|Lifejackets used to be made like this...||and now we make them like this|
Hutchwilco Limited is a proudly New Zealand owned and operated manufacturer and distributor of quality Marine Safety Equipment, recreational and performance Watersports Products and nationwide agents for industry leading brands such as ZODIAC, AVON and BFA.