Nation-wide Temperature Controlled Logistics

Our Story

You’ve probably seen our recognisable polar bear logo on trucks going from town to town across our beautiful country. No surprise if you have – Big Chill Distribution is a nationwide freight carrier with nine depots strategically positioned throughout New Zealand.

But it all started with just one truck in 1996. Back then, we called ourselves BOP Cool Transport and we shipped pies between Auckland and Tauranga.

After a string of successful acquisitions, we finally changed our name to Big Chill Distribution in 2004. Today, 98% of all our freight is being handled by a Big Chill vehicle – from collection to delivery. So, with virtually no sub-contractors involved, we offer a consistent and reliable premium service through our modern and well-maintained fleet and friendly, well-presented drivers.

We think it’s fair to say we’ve come a long way since shifting pies from one city to another.

Company Philosophy

Our Company philosophy is to offer our customers a reliable premium service. To achieve this we utilise only modern and well-maintained trucks. Our fleet is kept clean and our drivers are well presented. We work very hard to ensure we supply a consistent and reliable service.

What We Do

Big Chill Distribution provides outstanding services for FMCG brands. Our nine depots across New Zealand cater to all your freighting requirements, from collection to delivery.

We handle a wide range of FMCG products – from cartons, pallet deliveries to dedicated truck runs. Our exceptional team ensures that we uphold our reputation for being the best provider of temperature controlled Transport and Logistics in New Zealand.

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Big Chill Values

In 2018, we embarked on an important journey to identify a set of Big Chill Values to really understand who we are and what we are all about. We received input from a number of staff to ensure we were on the right path and understood what is important to us. If you feel that you can positively demonstrate our Big Chill Values then we would love to hear from you. We expect all employees to uphold and support the Big Chill Values.

Family and Team

We support each other to work safely together to achieve excellence as one, and value the need to balance work and personal family time.


We empower and encourage people to be their best.

Accountable and Honest

Be accountable for our actions and have honest and respectful conversations with our colleagues and customers.


We are respectful and supportive to each other, and value our multicultural work environment.

Image and Brand

We are dedicated to exhibiting a positive image to our customers and partners.

Food Safety Programme

Big Chill operates a fully HACCP-compliant FSP (Food Safety Program) as recognised by the New Zealand Food Safety Association. Our depots and practices are independently certified by Verification NZ.