Universal Handling Equipment has been successfully manufacturing its products in New Zealand for over 50 years. We have earned a reputation for approaching everything we do with professionalism and integrity including:
• Complete engineering solutions to meet individual requirements
• Produce one-off projects or large orders
• Meet our customers’ expectations on price, quality and service
• Repairs and maintenance work
The fabrication is processed in the workshop that incorporates state of the art machinery and equipment. The highly trained staff manufactures all the individual steelwork components from the detailed drawings.
Our services include:
• CNC Bending
• Robotic welding
• MIG & TIG welding
• Automated band saw
• Brake Press & Hydraulic Press
• Drill Press
• CNC machining
We finish all our product in industrial finishes including zinc plating, galvanising, powder coating and painted.
A Family Business Philosophy Prevails
There is an inimitable and special alchemy in the mix with a family owned company. Like the DNA of its owners, the blueprint of the business is completely distinct, and when it inherits the founders’ characteristics of resilience, hard-work, integrity and efficiency, it stands to mature into a competitive entity.
Offering equitable price points for its services, rather than chasing unrealistic, unsustainable bottom-of-the-barrel prices, has resulted in Universal being able to continually innovate with the corollary of this position being great products. A comprehensive range of wheels, castors, conveyors and trolleys are supplied to business clients throughout New Zealand.
Unequivocally, it has always been about the people in our business and our customers. We don’t purport to be the cheapest; for us it is about striking a competitive balance between excellent customer service, cost and quality. We don’t compromise on any of these propositions and we never will,” Business Manager Stuart Reader explains.
“We are very committed to looking after our staff and bringing them on the journey with us. We have exceptionally talented and committed staff members, with about 50 percent of them who have been with us over 15 years, and some more than 25. We’re proud of our low staff turnover and consider it a testament to the culture we have created.