20 Years Of Quantum
2002 - 2022
This year we’re delighted to celebrate 20 years in the tile industry, we’ve compiled some highlights of our 20 years and some imagery from our exciting journey. We’d also like to take this moment to thank you all for supporting us for 20 years!
Community – Integrity – Innovation – Positivity – Progression – Excellence.
These are the core values around which Brent Harrison formed Quantum, and after months of research and planning, the first of many containers landed in late 2002 to their small warehouse at 763 Tremaine Avenue.
Our very first sale was for $50.00 worth of tiles for a fire hearth, and later in the year Brent’s sons Larry and Joseph both joined the team.
With the business taking off, and containers coming in from all over Europe, Brent, Larry, and Joseph decided it was time to purchase Quantum’s first computer in 2007. Thanks to this technological update, we were able to started processing our own invoices.
After ten successful years, it was time to review our name. Originally named Quantum Ceramics with the idea of becoming “A Quantum leap forward in Ceramics.” This name was now limiting us to ceramics only.
in 2012 quantum changed to a limited Liability Company in 2012 with Larry and Joseph becoming shareholders, and with this change the name was also adjusted to Quantum Group Importing and Distribution Ltd. Allowing us the flexibility to sell more than just ceramics.
After changing our name we were free to start looking into other products, and with a new and larger location at 20D Kaimanawa Street we decided to try something different and exciting: Cork.
A sustainable and unique product from Portugal it was the perfect next step for Quantum. Not long after we opened up our second showroom, this time in Auckland.
2022 and beyond
After 20 years in the game Brent, Larry, and Joseph all still play active roles in the business today supported by two showrooms and a talented team located across the country; our consistency and commitment to personalised service has resulted in long term trusted relationships with both our clients, and suppliers. We look forward to continuing to the next 20 years, still focused on the founding core values that make Quantum the great company it is today.