February 19, 2018

Here's a shot of Owen Barnes from our Mount Maunganui office competing in the Barrett Homes Longboard competition in Papamoa on Saturday.

O.B. took on a full field of competitors in near perfect conditions in the over 40's mens open and and took out first place securing the win in the finals.

This is the 4th year in a row Owen has competed in, and won this event, nice work O.B.

February 14, 2018

Our new Ultra High Pressure Test Rig has arrived and is fully operational.

We now have the capacity to carry out Hydro Static Testing and Certification up to 65,000 PSI or 4,800 Bar for any Hose Assembly, Valve or other Component.

Our qualified staff would be happy to discuss your requirements and offer a fit for purpose solution.

Contact us today for an obligation free consultation.

Because not all hose is created equal.

February 12, 2018

On Time, In Full and In Spec... that’s how we roll.

Our Melbourne team recently took on a job to complete multiple Large Bore Stainless Steel Annular Hose Assemblies under a very tight deadline.

The team took up the challenge and called on all of their available resources to complete the project ahead of schedule to exceed our clients expectations. 

It’s jobs like this that bring the best out of the team enabling us to call on experience and skill to provide a fit for purpose solution, on time and...

August 16, 2017

Congratulations to our lads from team 'Hose Brew' in their trip to Beervana and returning home with the silver medal in the home brew competition.

Our Mount Maunganui warehouse  co-ordinator (and specialty home brewer) Paul Shepherd and his merry men from team 'Hose Brew' did us proud by bringing home the silver medal at the 2017 Beervana beer festival.

The Hose Brew entry into the home brew section of Beervana (a team competition) was a vision of our group Chairman, Warwick Talbut...

August 11, 2017

Check out the work our Polyethylene Welding team completed on site at a large quarry facility recently.

Contact us to discuss your project requirements.

Watch this time-lapse video of the P.E. Butt Welding Process.

August 8, 2017

A spout of flames and a bang marked a significant post-earthquake milestone as the railway between Christchurch and Picton was rejoined.

The chemical weld was just like the hundreds of others needed to get the track up and running, but the pressure was on for the crew as 160 KiwiRail workers, appearing as a sea of orange hi-vis, watched from the coastline on Tuesday.

For Paul "Jonesy" Jones, it was an emotional moment seeing the badly-damaged line rejoined.

We've just been working about eight month...

August 1, 2017

Hydraulic hose is more complicated than it seems. There are many factors that go into designing, manufacturing, and testing high-quality hydraulic hoses. 

Hydraulic hoses and assemblies are frequently constructed of multiple materials, but the primary materials used are of the most importance. Rubber hydraulic hose is the most common but materials differ based on the requirements of the application.

Elastomeric or rubber hydraulic hoses range from low to high pressure and are often selected for t...

July 31, 2017

New Talisman Gold Mines Limited's announcement of the gold finds in the Karangahake Gorge has resulted in the company share value increasing nearly $20 million over the last year.

The company value is now more than $30 million, says managing director Matthew Hill.

“Essentially local investors who bought $NZ1000 worth of shares 12 months ago could sell them for $NZ3000 today,” says Matthew.

“Many investors are from the area we are operating in, and as they are often related to miners over the last 1...

July 30, 2017

Since opening on July 2 the Waterview tunnel, which connects the Northwestern and Southwestern motorways, has been praised by motorists for slashing commuting times particularly between Auckland International Airport and the CBD.

But it's not just commuters singing the tunnel's praises. 

"What used to take an hour to travel from the CBD to Mangere, truckies can now do in 30 minutes," 

"One operator was previously making five trips between the ports and Mangere every day. He now does seven. A 40 p...

September 19, 2016

Did you know Hard Facing can save you time and money for equipment repairs and help equipment last longer?

Whether you hardface old equipment (or new), when completed properly the result is the same: less downtime for replacing worn or broken components, fewer spare parts to inventory and longer equipment life. In short, hardfacing is a fast, easy and efficient way to make your equipment more wear resistant and keep it in the field longer-often for less money.

During the hardfacing process, a fill...

September 9, 2016

We would like to pay tribute to legendary sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens following his decision not to seek a new contract after 22 years at the helm of the All Black Sevens team.

Sir Gordon has led New Zealand to four Commonwealth Games gold medals, 12 World Rugby Sevens Series titles and two Sevens World Championship titles, becoming the most successful coach of all time in the abbreviated form of the game.

He was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2012 and knighted for his contribu...

July 22, 2016

The New Zealand Olympic Committee have unveiled the 12 men’s and 12 women’s players who will go for gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games from 6-11 August.

Rugby World Cup 2015 winner Sonny Bill Williams and his sister Niall Williams have both made the cut, along with brothers Akira and Rieko Loane, but there is no place for Kurt Baker or fellow RWC winner Liam Messam in the All Blacks Sevens side selected by Gordon Tietjens.

Sir Gordon Tietjens explains “To go to the Olympic Games, which is the best...

June 21, 2016

A micron is a unit of measure in the metric system equal to 1 millionth of a meter in length, the average size of the openings in a filter screen / media is represented in microns.

The average cross-section of a human hair is 50 microns and the human eye cannot see anything smaller than 40 microns in size.

50 microns – Diameter of a human hair

40 microns – Lower limit of visibility of a human eye
25 microns – White blood cells
  8 microns – Red blood cells
  2 microns – Bacteria

A micron rating...

May 28, 2016

850 firefighters raced up the 1,103 stairs in Auckland's iconic Sky Tower raising an amazing $1.16 million for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

The team from Oceana Gold, Macraes Mine in Otago took took on the 51 Floors while carrying approximately 25kgs of kit with them.

For a full list of participant results visit the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge website.

From left to right: Michael McDonald, Greg Beel, Andrew Hartmann, Stephen Renton.

Well done lads!

May 17, 2016

This short video will give you an insight into our specialist services, an overview of some of the projects we have been involved with as well as who we are and what we do.

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