Ritchies Transport was established in 1972 and describes itself on its website as "the largest privately owned bus and coach transport operator in New Zealand" with a fleet of "over 1500" vehicles spread across depots nationwide.
It owns 46% of the InterCity coach and tourism company.
Ritchies' website says Ritchies was "formed in Temuka 80 years ago by John Ritchie (Senior) and is still owned by the Ritchie family." and that its head office "was located in Timaru but at the beginning of December 2003 relocated to Christchurch." The company "expanded into the North Island 20 years ago and now has a large operation in Auckland in addition to branches in Helensville, Dargaville, Whangarei, Rotorua, Blenheim, Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru, Dunedin, Balclutha, Queenstown, Gore, Ruakaka, Wanaka, and Chatham Islands."
Richies operates coach services for several package tour operators.