Bishops commenced operations in Port Moresby in 1972 as Bishop Brothers Engineering Limited. The three Bishop brothers started the company and initially focused on automotive engineering in the Port Moresby area. As time passed and demand for complementary products in new markets emerged, the brothers realised there was an opportunity to diversify their offerings. They grew to include a retail division as part of their company – and the rest is history.
Over the years, Bishops has grown and now operates six branches across Papua New Guinea, stocking products from leading brands around the globe. All Bishops branches have undergone extensive expansion programs to maximise efficiency for customers and to make sure we have the industrial supplies required, when they are needed.
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The Bishops Difference
For more than 50 years, the team at Bishops has proudly watched PNG grow – through Independence, the PNG LNG project, and the myriad of industries that have started and flourished in this rich land.
And the biggest contribution Bishops has made to PNG’s growth has been supporting you with locally supplied stock of all the “little things” you’ve needed to get started and grow.
Walk into any Bishops branch and you’ll see just a small fraction of what we hold in stock within our warehouses “out the back”, and these warehouses reflect just another fraction of what Bishops is capable of sourcing for you, fast, through its unrivalled access to more than 100 leading brands, and international markets.
By supporting you, we’ve grown ourselves – to become the largest and most trusted brand for the supply of all the “little things”, the tens of thousands of products across a broad range of categories, that we call Industrial & Safety.
All of this has been achieved because of what makes us different from anyone else, including:
Investing in and maintaining more than K50 million of stock in country, ensuring you can get what you need, reliably and fast
Developing a dedicated sourcing team to procure on your behalf when we don’t (yet) have what you need in stock – from anywhere in the world
Building a market-leading catalogue through which to search for all the most commonly asked-for products, making it easy for you to find, research, and order
Sourcing and supplying you with quality products, complying with Australia’s safety standards and tried and tested in PNG’s harsh working environment
Training our local team with technical knowledge to guide and support you when you’re not quite sure what products will meet your needs
Building systems that enable our team to turn around quotes fast, expedite your orders and get them delivered directly to you, giving you transparency throughout our supply chain
Working with you to consolidate what you buy around quality, fit-for-purpose products, and introducing you to innovative new products as they are brought to market
Fixing a competitive discount for you on all your commonly purchased products so you have the comfort of knowing you’re always buying competitively, even as supplier price inflation flows through
Most importantly, we see our relationship as a Partnership.
We are here to serve you, and we look forward to shaking hands to begin…