Metco Engineering wins at Wellington Business Excellence Awards

Manufacturing in New Zealand is “not dead and buried” as many would have it and Metco Engineering Ltd is living proof of that, says the Seaview-based firm’s General Manager, Mark O’Donnell.

Metco Engineering Limited was named Supreme Business Award Winner at the 2017 Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards held at Upper Hutt’s Expressions Art & Entertainment Centre on November 3. They were also the category winners in the Manufacturing and Distribution section.

Their new 5,000 square square metre, state of the art premises at the Quadrant in Bell Road are a hub of manufacturing excellence. Read the full story >


Finalists supporting gold machining guns

Metco Engineeering designs and manufactures componentry for the likes of the NZDF, Assa Abloy and Callaghan Innovations.

50% of the company’s production is destined for overseas markets, which rules out resting on one’s laurels, GM Mark O’Donnell says. “While it’s important to recognise our New Zealand heritage and New Zealand made products customers won’t purchase on these factors alone – we need to be competitive.
And our quality and service give us an edge.”

Metco works closely with organisations like Weltec, Victoria University, Dale Carnegie and local Councils to make sure new apprentices get the best possible start, and has recently achieved ACC Tertiary level status.


Metco Engineering a finalist in the Wellington Business Excellence Awards

Picking a supreme winner from a top line-up of the Wellington regions businesses will be a tough call for judges at this year’s prestigious Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards to be staged at the Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt on Friday 3 November 2017, says Chief Executive Mark Futter of Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce the event hosts.

Among those nominated is Metco Engineering for this year’s Manufacturing and Distribution award.

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Flick Electric named Wellington Gold Awards Supreme Winner. Metco wins Supporting Gold

An electricity firm “tipping a traditionally analog industry on its head” has been named the supreme winner at the Wellington Gold Awards.

Flick Electric, an energy retailer which sells power to customers at wholesale prices, was handed the award by Prime Minister Bill English.

The business was also the recipient of the Cyber Gold award at the event at TSB Arena on Thursday night.

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