About Us

RA Johnstone & Co Ltd is one of New Zealand's largest suppliers to the panelbeating and spray painting industry of consumable products, tools and equipment.

Our History 

RA Johnstone & Co Ltd. was founded in 1947 by Mr Alex Johnstone. Mr Johnstone's philosophy was of providing the panelbeating and spray painting profession with quality products backed by excellent service. He had an idea of bringing the products to the people so he set about calling on customers with vehicles as mobile warehouses of product.

In 1987 Mr Johnstone retired and the company was purchased by Mr Michael Head. By sticking to the original tenets that had made RA Johnstone & Co Ltd. successful the company has continued to grow and succeed.

RA Johnstone & Co Ltd. has one of the broadest ranges of products specifically for the panelbeating and spray painting profession, and has grown into one of New Zealand's largest suppliers to the industry.

RA Johnstone & Co Ltd sells both directly to the trade and through other distributors resulting in a nationwide coverage of New Zealand.

In 2005 Pacer Car Clean Products Ltd (www.pacer.co.nz) was purchased by RA Johnstone & Co Ltd with a mission to carry on Pacer’s proud tradition of being New Zealand’s leading supplier of cleaning products to the industry.

Importantly the company is a true New Zealand family owned company with three family members involved in the day to day running of the business.


RA Johnstone & Co Ltd has a philosophy of searching the world for quality products and to make them the brand or product of choice in New Zealand.

RA Johnstone & Co Ltd. aims to be a partner to the industry by providing the New Zealand industry with an international selection of products and tools at a competitive price.