(双语)Zuru 拥有者在 2024 年(新西兰)富豪榜上名列前茅,击败大亨格雷姆哈特

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题图:Nick Mowbray, pictured, owns Zuru Group along with his brother Mat. Photo: Supplied
Nick Mowbray(附图)与他的兄弟 Mat 一起拥有 Zuru Group。 照片:提供

Zuru owners top 2024 Rich List, beating out magnate Graeme Hart

The owners of toy company Zuru have been named the country’s wealthiest people – knocking packaging, property and investment magnate Graeme Hart off the spot he has held for more than 20 years.
玩具公司Zuru的老板被评为该国最富有的人 – 将包装,房地产和投资巨头格雷姆·哈特(Graeme Hart)从他20多年的位置上赶下台。

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The Mowbray family, who started the company in their Cambridge garage, top the National Business Review’s 2024 Rich List, released on Monday.

Zuru is wholly owned by brothers Mat and Nick Mowbray, who the NBR estimates are worth $20 billion. Hart is valued at an estimated $12.1b.
Zuru 由 Mat 和 Nick Mowbray 兄弟全资拥有,NBR 估计他们价值 200 亿纽币。哈特的价值估计为 121亿纽币。

Zuru Group was started more than 20 years ago and now spans three divisions – toys, consumer goods and construction – with more than 5000 staff across more than 30 locations worldwide.
Zuru Group 成立于 20 多年前,目前横跨玩具、消费品和建筑三个部门,在全球 30 多个地点拥有 5000 多名员工。

In an interview with the NBR, published last week, 39-year-old Nick Mowbray said Zuru was on track to hit $3b revenue this year, with a plan to grow to $10b of annual turnover within the next five years.
在上周发表的NBR采访中,39岁的Nick Mowbray表示,Zuru今年的收入有望达到30亿纽币,并计划在未来五年内增长到100亿纽币的年营业额。

The NBR said based on interviews with the Mowbrays and analysis against comparable listed company valuations, the publication had clearly undervalued the Mowbrays for several years. Last year, it estimated their worth was $3.2b.
NBR表示,根据对Mowbrays的采访和对可比上市公司估值的分析,该出版物多年来明显低估了Mowbrays的价值。去年,它估计它们的价值为 32亿纽币。

“We have had the Mowbrays as billionaires for a few years now, but this year we managed to get some insight into the financials of the company that we’ve never had before,” NBR Rich List editor Hamish McNicol told RNZ’s Morning Report.
“几年来,我们一直让Mowbrays成为亿万富翁,但今年我们设法了解了公司的财务状况,这是我们以前从未有过的,”NBR富豪榜编辑Hamish McNicol告诉RNZ的早间报道。

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“Zuru is still a private company, so it’s been a bit harder to understand exactly how much this company is worth. But after that insight that we got from that interview, it’s been pretty clear that we’ve been undervaluing the Mowbrays for a while now. And, yeah, $20b might even be a light estimation.”

According to NBR, Zuru “describes itself as a robotics and automation company with a relentless focus on continuous improvement, which sees it automate at least one new process a week, resulting in some of the most efficient factories in the world”.
根据 NBR 的说法,Zuru “将自己描述为一家机器人和自动化公司,坚持不懈地专注于持续改进,每周至少自动化一个新流程,从而产生了一些世界上最高效的工厂”。

“This has resulted in the group being highly profitable and debt-free, and Zuru must now surely be considered one of New Zealand’s most remarkable business successes.”

The group is now working on a project to automate property construction, Nicol said.

About a year ago, Zuru purchased a 25-acre factory in China which would be its first full production factory for houses – the first of which should be complete by early next year.

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“They’re investing all the toy money into … this housing project,” Nicol said. “And if they manage to crack the automation and making houses for cheaper the world over, then the scale of that it’s almost impossible to comprehend how big that business could get the rest of the list.”

Nicol said Mowbray was “pretty outspoken” about the company’s ambitions to be “the next Apple, Google, Tesla”, with a target of $10b revenue within in the next five years.

“Based on my conversation with Nick and what we’ve seen and what we’ve heard about the company, I don’t think that’s unachievable ambition.”

(AUSTRALIA OUT) Graeme Hart from Burns Philp, 22 July 2004. AFR NEWS Picture by TANYA LAKE (Photo by Fairfax Media via Getty Images via Getty Images)

Graeme Hart had held the position of New Zealand’s richest person for more than two decades. Photo: Fairfax Media via Getty Images
格雷姆·哈特(Graeme Hart)担任新西兰首富一职已有二十多年。照片:费尔法克斯媒体 via 盖蒂图片社


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Hart’s wealth grew relatively slower – rising only $100m from $12b to $12.1.b.

“H’s still doing okay,” Nicol said. “His packaging businesses in the US have had pretty rough years. But back here in New Zealand he started investing, particularly in Auckland, a lot in commercial and residential property.

“So he’s still doing okay, but ah yeah, the Mowbrays certainly have blown away the field this year.”
“所以他还好,但是啊,Mowbray 家族今年确实让所有人刮目相看。”。

The rich get richer

The collective wealth of this year’s NBR List has come in at $95.68b – well up on last year’s $72.59b.

The top 10 are all billionaires with a collective net worth of more than $50b.
前 10 名都是亿万富翁,总净资产超过 500 亿纽币。

Baby boomers’ wealth is set to be transferred to the next generation, with some ‘Listers’ considering investments on a 100-year horizon, the NBR said.

It analysed who was next in line to inherit the wealth, and what might they do with it – finding while some were giving it all away, others were establishing family offices and investment vehicles in the hopes the next generation would continue their legacy.

“This historic wealth transfer is likely to have multiple ramifications on jobs, real estate and the economy overall,” McNicol said.


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