We make Ultimo Clothing right here in New Zealand. We hear a lot that people have been surprised when they get their kit from another "New Zealand" supplier and it was made overseas.
We're different - we're not a just a marketing company that puts your design and our logo on kit from overseas, we're cyclewear and multisport kit manufacturing specialists.
We're involved in every step of making your kit, starting with rolls of fabric, through cutting, dye-sub printing, making, trimming and packing. This means that we own the quality and pride in workmanship in your kit in a way we couldn't if we were just a marketing agent for an overseas factory.
A beneficial side-effect of our local making is that we're New Zealand's fastest custom cyclewear supplier - with a lead time of 14 working days or less (we're usually even faster).
Because it's our own factory, we can be extra flexible, too, and we won't make you buy more than you want to make up a bulk order.
We source the best components we can find, including fabric and bike pads from Italy.
We do all this with prices that are competitive with made-in-China equivalents that can take up to 10 weeks to arrive!
Danny's the guy who's most likely to answer the phone when you call us.
He can help you out with everything you need to get into custom gear - he'll make the process really easy.
When he's not here, he's usually riding around the Wellington hills, and has completed half Ironman, Ironman, a couple of marathons, Karapoti, and of course the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.
Allen is the other person who might pick up the phone when you call. He's just as helpful as Danny with helping you through what's needed for custom clothing. Otherwise he's looking after our production timing and quality, or our online shop.
Allen likes to think that he tests Ultimo kit harder than Danny does, mostly by taking longer to complete the same ride or run. If he was going to have an event CV it would include the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, Xterra triathlon, a half marathon, a whole lot of fun rides and a few years' cycle commuting.
We have a great team here in our New Zealand factory, including a graphic designer and a patternmaker, both are qualified and experienced, as well as a specialist dye-sublimation machinist and highly skilled sewing machinists.
Our company is Action Apparel Ltd, although everyone knows us by our trading name, Ultimo Kiwi-made Custom Clothing.
Our physical address is 29-31 Cuba Street, Petone, Lower Hutt.
Our postal address is PO Box 38 274, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045.