SmartShelters is part of CW Group Limited, the longest-established fabric clad shelter company in New Zealand. We have recently rebranded from Simple Shelter to SmartShelters to better reflect what we believe sets us apart from our competitors – our technology, heritage and the way we do business. 


Founded in 1915 under the name Cairns & Woodward, the company’s initial contracts involved supplying military canvas products throughout World War I. Over our 100 years of history in the industry CW Group has developed and strengthened their reputation for providing class-leading and innovative fabric weather protection solutions in the market. From world-class event structures to industrial shelters, wide-span covered areas to agricultural fabric buildings, CW Group has the answer to your weather protection requirements.

CW Group regularly exports products around the world, including to The Americas, Papua New Guinea, and the wider Pacific.

Today CW Group is in its fourth generation of management by the Cottle family, who continue to build on our reputation for excellent service, clever innovation and a high-quality product range.