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About Us

The owners of Inline Group – the Forrest family- come from a contracting background in construction and forestry.  This “get stuff done” mindset has shaped how Inline looks today.

Some key moments in the history of Inline Group include:

  • 2002 Mitch entered into management of ‘Forrest Contractors’ as it was then called, to reinvigorate the family business
  • 2002 Forrest Contractors re branded as ‘Inline Marking’ – focused on providing a spectrum of line marking services
  • 2004 Inline Marking purchased Works Infrastructure Gisborne road marking division
  • 2005 Inline Marking added road sweeping services with Johnson sweeper truck and sweeper tractor, initially to provide a complete post -seal service to roading company re-sealing teams, and also going on to win GDC street sweeping contract
  • 2007 New industry leading highway road marking equipment designed and built
  • 2009 Re branded to Inline Group to reflect the expanding nature of services provided – now including crack and joint sealing and coloured surfaces
  • 2010 Continued excellent service is rewarded with re-securing long term contracts for the East Coast region for all road marking requirements under NZTA and local council maintenance contracts.
  • 2015 Inline Group expands into roadside vegetation control (mowing, high reach mowing and weed control) and are awarded a contract as key supply partner to Downer in their Western region NOC contract
  • 2015 Accreditation to Health and Safety and Environmental standards added to existing ISO Quality accreditation also achieved ACC secondary accreditation
  • 2016 Inline group expand into the roadside drainage adding excavators and trucks carrying out various culvert repairs, side water channel maintenance and storm event damage
  • 2018 Inline Group acquire ArborCare Tree Co, a leading tree care company in the East Coast region, giving them the capability to provide a wider service to roading maintenance companies and expand their customer base


Inline Group has a great, resourceful team, and is still committed to getting stuff done, as well as continuing to grow with the needs of our valued clients.

Office Phone: 06 868 6171
Delivery Address: 205 Stanley Road Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
Postal Address: PO Box 834 Gisborne 4040 New Zealand
Enquiries Email:
Accounts Email:

Managing Director:
Mitch Forrest
021 228 3830

Operations Manager:
Brad Forrest
021 221 6511

Tash Law

Anya Forrest