In 1999, Mike Marr made a life-changing decision. With only $500 in working capital and a modest car, he left behind a comfortable desk job to pursue a business he passionately believed in, and with his wife Terese, founded TPT Group.
The early years were challenging, but with unwavering determination and the support of their first employee, Mike's father, Bob, they forged ahead. 24 years later, TPT Group still embodies Mike and Terese’s family values and vision, but it has grown to include hundreds of individuals on this remarkable journey.
In 2003, a pivotal moment occurred when TPT Group acquired Siemens' electronic security business. This marked a turning point, transforming a struggling company into what is now known as Advanced Security, one of New Zealand's largest security integrators.
As their family grew with the addition of two children, so did the business.
With a hunger for growth, TPT Group continued its expansion through various acquisitions.
This led to new businesses operating under the group's umbrella, further diversifying its expertise. Despite the challenges posed by the 2008 recession, the group expanded its presence nationwide with new offices and an ever-growing team. The culmination of this growth led to the establishment of Advanced Group Limited, uniting its security and technology businesses under one brand.
By the end of 2022, TPT Group had firmly established itself in New Zealand, particularly in the security and technology industries. The organisation continued to evolve, creating new job opportunities and pioneering cutting-edge businesses.
This journey included founding tech incubator ASG Technologies in 2014, establishing The Runway Foundation as a registered charity in 2015, acquiring and expanding IT Engine in 2018, and establishing Innovation Franklin in 2021.
TPT Group’s continued commitment to fostering innovation and empowering communities remains unwavering.
Mike and Terese Marr have created ten successful values-driven businesses, acquired 14 others, and founded two charities. The team now comprises nearly 300 staff across 24 offices and collaborates with government entities, private businesses, iwi, universities, schools, and the community to make a positive impact.
After 24 years of business, we've built a lot that we're proud of. We believe in celebrating our achievements, and recognising the moments and the individuals who have helped us get to where we are.
IT Engine to launch IT Hub, a new innovative sector initiative
TPT Group working on Acquisition 15
Advanced Security acquires Active Alarm Services in Invercargill
Advanced Group acquires Everlert, a security monitoring and call centre
Promessa Property Group acquires further industrial property in Christchurch
Cablenet opens office in Napier
Cablenet launches EnergyMax
TPT Family Office established
Cablenet opens office in Palmerston North
Promessa Property Group acquires further commercial/industrial property in Albany
Advanced Security acquires ICL, a security integrator
TPT Group acquires Cablenet, one of the largest infrastructure and communications technology companies in New Zealand
Promessa Property Group acquires further industrial property in Hamilton
Promessa Property Group acquires commercial industrial property in Hamilton and New Plymouth
Covid-19 Alert Level 4 (2nd Lockdown)
Promessa Property Group acquires commercial industrial property in Tauranga and Taupo
Promessa Property Group acquires commercial industrial property in Tauranga, Hamilton & Napier
Advanced Security acquires V.I.P Security in South Island
Joint venture company between TPT Group, Spark and KiwiRail founded
Covid-19 Alert Level 4 (1st Lockdown)
IT Engine opens office in Christchurch
ASG Technologies commences futuristic transportation project
Advanced Security opens office in Dunedin
Promessa Property Group acquires commercial properties in Albany and Palmerston North
Advanced Security acquires Nelbay Solutions, a security integrator in Nelson
TPT Group acquires Wellington based IT Engine and merges with Sentinel, taking on the IT Engine name
ASG Australia Limited established, for Australian business
TPT Group acquires Sentinel Technologies, an information technology business
Promessa Property Group acquires Commercial Industrial Property in Sydendam, Christchurch
ASG E-Guard changes its name to ASG Technologies Limited
Promessa Property Group acquires two commercial properties in East Tamaki, Auckland
Advanced Security acquires Concord Security, a security integrator with offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and Tauranga
VigilAir Limited, founded as entity for the VigilAir drone control software
Promessa Property Group acquires commercial property in Pukekohe, Auckland
The Runway Foundation founded, to work in the Community with ADHD and people in need.
Advanced Security opens office in Whangarei
ASG E-Guard, is founded as a technology incubator company
Advanced Security acquires Struthers Electronics & Security, a security integrator in Christchurch
TPT Group Holdings (NZ) Limited entity formed as ultimate parent company for Group and independent board of directors established
Promessa Property Group, acquires two Commercial/Industrial Properties in Pukekohe, Auckland
Promessa Property Group, acquires Matakawau Farm, Auckland
Advanced Security opens office in Napier
Advanced Group (NZ) Limited, entity formed as head office for all ASG Businesses including Advanced Security, ASGSPL and later ASG E-Guard
TPT Group Investments Limited entity formed as an external investment vehicle for Group
Advanced Security opens office in New Plymouth
ASGSPL Limited is founded as a Corrections sector, electronic security integrator
Advanced Security opens office in Palmerston North
Promessa Property Group, acquires Commercial/Industrial Property in Grenada North, Wellington
Advanced Security acquires Systems.Com, an Auckland and Wellington electronic security integrator, Wellington office established
Promessa Property Group, acquires Commercial/Industrial Property in Pukekohe, Auckland
Advanced Security opens office in Rotorua
Group divests of shareholding in Total Doors & Gates
Advanced Security acquires Vangren Technology, an Auckland electronic security integrator
Promessa Property Group, acquires Commercial/Industrial Property in Penrose, Auckland as well as Hamilton
Advanced Security Takes over AMAC, an Auckland electronic security integrator, takeover staff and customers
Promessa Property Group, founded as a commercial and industrial property business
Total Doors & Gates Limited founded as a corporate door maintenance company
Advanced Security acquires Aspect Technology, a Waikato electronic security integrator, Hamilton & Kawerau offices are formed
Technology Leasing (NZ) Limited founded as a technology leasing company
MJM Electrical merged into Advanced Security
Advanced Security opens an office in Taupo
Advanced Security founded through the acquisition of the Siemens Building Technologies - Northern Region NZ, a security integrator
MJM Electrical founded as an electrical and security contracting company
TPT Group founded