Using one number, the NZBN, for certainty


Quickly and easily identify your customers or suppliers using the NZBN, and be certain of who you’re doing business with.

Centrix Operations Director Mark Rowley.
Centrix Operations Director, Mark Rowley

In business, it’s important to know exactly who you’re working with. That’s why Centrix is now using the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) to quickly and easily identify other businesses.

Centrix Operations Director Mark Rowley explains, “Prior to the NZBN being available, we’d get data from many different sources and it could be difficult to match. An example could be we’d get data from Jo’s Boatyard and J Smith Boatyard, and it was pretty difficult for us to establish whether that’s the same entity or not.”

“But with the NZBN, it’s one number, one business.”

Centrix is a New Zealand-owned credit bureau that helps clients minimise risk and make smart credit decisions. Using the NZBN, Centrix and its clients can be sure everyone is on the same page, talking about the same organisation.

Having one unique way to identify businesses across sectors and industries saves time, and takes the guesswork out of doing business. That’s why the Centrix team are using the NZBN across their business systems.

“Looking to the future we’ll use the NZBN right throughout our organisation. We’ll use it in our billing and finance functions, and it’ll make us so much more efficient. We think it’s going to transform our business.”

To get started, search for your business on the NZBN Register. If your business doesn’t have an NZBN, get one here.

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Published: 27 March 2018