Donovans Trade Supplies is a locally owned Whangarei business operating continuously since 1946. Following three previous owners, Warren Parr bought Donovan Trade Supplies in 2005 after having worked for the company for eight years. He continues to operate the business, hands-on, out on the floor, with 17 loyal staff, some of whom have been with him for over 13 years.Warren's own expertise is in bearings and the company has a sturdy reputation in Northland forestry, carrying heavy duty log hauler bearings and other forestry industry engineering parts. He says, "Quality bearings from Germany and Japan have had millions of dollars of technological research invested in them and that's what we carry. We have 100% back up across all our products. If it's no good, I don't want it in here. This is a serious shop for serious workers." Donovans Trade supplies carries the largest range of engineering tools in Northland, has expanded into welding, and offers the best in generators, plus a wide range of fasteners, adhesives, and much more. Donovan Group was originally owned by the Donovan family who supplied electrical rewinding equipment post-war.