Topline Agencies NZ Limited – A New Zealand registered company which imports and distributes sports equipment. The company was founded in 1995 and we have been importing some of our lines since then, for over 20 years!
We have imported products from Sweet Protection since they started up business in 2000. Sweet has a worldwide reputation in making the most innovative and safest kayaking helmets about. In 2013 Sweet Protection progressed naturally into another sport requiring safe, strong and reliable helmets: Mountain biking.
Andi Uhl – He is the owner of the company. Andi moved from Germany to New Zealand in 1992. Back then, technical whitewater gear and modern kayaks were very hard to find in NZ.
In 1995, Andi started the company after he saw a demand in New Zealand for good quality whitewater equipment. Being an accomplished whitewater kayaker himself with extensive experience gathered on European rivers in the 1980s and early 90s, he was very familiar with European brands which are still key to the business. Over the years, he added brands from the USA and Canada to the lines.
Andi always selected suppliers that manufacture good quality gear and stand 100% behind their product. This allows him to provide Kiwi paddlers with a choice of some of the best equipment on the market, and provide excellent support in the unlikely event that things go wrong with an article.
Andi’s passion has always been whitewater kayaking and the majority of products on offer reflect this. Andi still paddles most days on his home run, the Kaituna River, coaching his kids to be his personal safety kayakers for days to come; or you may bump into him on a flooded river in his backyard, the Kaimai Hills in the Bay of Plenty.