Chris Carr is the fourth generation to run Carr & Haslam, which was founded in 1862.
Like many companies of multiple generations, Carr and Haslam has survived by adapting. In the late 1800s it transported goods for the Nathan Family, later Lion Breweries, and products such as Choysa tea and Nestle coffee beans.
When shipping containers arrived in the early 1970s, Carr and Haslam established a container fleet with swing lifts, skeleton and flat deck trailer combinations for operations throughout the North Island. It exited the container business in 2017 and has since been an early adapter of technologies as they emerge.
Chris is a long-standing board member and is also a member of the Auckland Business Forum and a former director of Rally NZ.