Steve Murphy established the business 40 years ago when operating one log truck carting products for local sawmills.
Opportunities to grow the business saw the one truck operation steadily expand over the years to its present size to be one of the largest transport logistic suppliers in Canterbury.
Chris Murphy, Steve’s son joined the company in 1993 progressing from driving through all aspects of the business to his present role as Managing Director.
Day to day operations are collectively managed between the Managing Director and SML’s General Manager Martin Johnson who has been with the business since early 2019. Martin previously worked at SML 17 years ago and while away was heavily involved within the transport sector and was the owner of a biodiesel manufacturing and diesel distribution business.
The company depot situated at 13 Main North Road, Kaiapoi has offices and purpose-built workshop where all vehicles are maintained, serviced and cleaned. Administration, dispatch, general management and wood products production are all on the main site.
Steve Murphy Limited,
13 Main North Road,
Phone: 03 327 9181
Fax: 03 327 5661