What our clients are saying about our engineering and design process

Manufacturing for the NZ Army

The New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force needs all sorts of modifications and ‘widgets’ for their vehicles and equipment to ensure they’re fit-for-purpose in deployments around the world. They have to be tough and reliable, surviving the deserts of Afghanistan to the icefields of Antarctica.

Bus Hubs

Greater Wellington Regional Council was

Greater Wellington Regional Council was undertaking a major revamp of its bus services, looking to improve service levels while cutting bus congestion in the central city. As a key part of this strategy, eight transit hubs were needed to connect suburban routes to high-frequency, high-capacity, central city services.

High-tech creations

A confidential client is at the forefront of a high-tech industry.

Having a mission-critical operation, the quality and precision of engineered components is paramount.

Their Manufacturing Engineer told us about his quest to find an engineering firm that could raise the industry bar and satisfy their stringent requirements…

Designer furniture


Designtree’s co-owner, Tim Wigmore, had sourced parts for their designer furniture and lighting products from several suppliers. One part was a bit tricky, though it looked deceptively simple. His biggest mission was getting the required custom finish in small quantities… economically.

Architectural products


Kaynemaile had been ordering various items from different manufacturers and having to integrate these into their architectural mesh products – which was time-consuming and taking staff away from their core tasks. They found the perfect solution with different options available from Metco.

Pizza ovens


Mike Sarich took over a NZ franchise for an international pizza oven business that turned bad. There were major product supply and quality issues, such as surface cracking, resulting in lots of warranty claims. It was crippling for the business until Metco stepped in.

Audio amplifier chassis

Pure Audio

Gary Morrison and Ross Stevens of Pure Audio were looking for a high quality chassis for their high-end audio amplifier for international markets, without breaking the bank. Quality was paramount and the surface finish had to look 100% close-up.

Fire alarm cabinets

Pertronic Industries

Some years back Pertronic Industries were often faced with the supplier remark, “your parts require a lot of production setup for the small quantities you order – this makes the parts expensive”. Metco countered all that, offering a far more cost effective solution.

Security products

Challenger Safes

In 2015 Challenger Safes underwent a major transition from manufacturing to importing and outsourcing production of secure storage products for its clients in the banking and retail sectors. The business needed to find key supply partners …

Inventor microwave antennas and components


The American telecommunications service provider AT&T had a real challenge to keep up with young Millennials at the annual Coachella music festival.

Cutting precision

Architectural Roof and Facade Innovations

In mid 2006, Hartmut Reichelt, ARFI’s co-founder, needed some laser cutting for their building cladding panels and ended up buying Metco’s old Trumph punching machine …