We’re it all began
Rising oil prices in the early 70’s forced one business to close and another one to open. With experience in stainless steel fabrication and oil-fired heating products, Brian Francis and Nigel Messenger saw an opportunity for a new sheet metal engineering business in the Hutt Valley – so Metco Engineering was born.
The majority of their work in the early years came from the car assembly plants, and they quickly established a reputation for quality and exceptional service. Their diversifying business was successful for over 30 years.
After their number one customer was sold to a Chinese buyer in 2001 and moved off shore, they decided it was time for some new blood and a change of direction for Metco. At this stage the company was well established and had a great name in the Wellington area, which presented a perfect opportunity.