Welcome to nzinsulators.co.nz the website of a proud 89-year-old New Zealand manufacturing business.
From a significant & historic site in Temuka, South Canterbury – it is NZI's pleasure to offer a product suite of HV+MV+LV electrical protection. Our reputation is based on understated product durability.
We represent leading brands including NZI (made here in New Zealand), DTR Electric (Korea), Payer (Canada), AX (made for NZI), Avon Industries (NZ), NGK Stanger (Australia), Fulton Industries (Australia), Red Spot (UK), Cooper Bussmann (India/UK) & Efen (Germany).
We'd like to emphasise that New Zealand Insulators is a local manufacturer, with 48 production staff in our Temuka factory, making the items branded NZI. Not imported - actually made here, in the South Island of New Zealand.
How can NZI compete against cheap imports - with the low wages, industry protection & no compliance costs in the developing world? Everyone asks this.
Well, we own our 210,000 square foot Temuka facility, with cash in the bank. We own our own opencast mine in Kakahu, and operate with low regional overheads. We're flexible enough to make specialised products in short-run quantities, plus we contend that our insulators are better than import product. We supply a market that trusts NZI product made in Temuka. Yes, our clients agree to a small price premium, but NZI's more-for-more value proposition is competitive ... even with the US$/NZ$ cross rate making imports look cheap.
Critical to the credibility of New Zealand Insulators is our NZI brand, stamped on the products which we manufacture. Only items manufactured in our Temuka factory are permitted to carry the NZI badge.
Our fully-updated 2013 Catalogue showcases NZI's extensive NZ-made product range, a complete polymer offering from DTR, popular top-end Payer preforms, a comprehensive range of Cooper Bussmann fuselinks, plus selections from Fulton, Avon & NGK Stanger.
New Zealand Insulators is owned by four Kiwis, who are doing the hard yards to retain a local NZ manufacturing capability in medium/low-voltage electricity. And, just quietly - that isn't easy.
But NZI is competing, winning back share. We're rebuilding our production skill base, with another 6 staff added in Feb. Annual Temuka factory tonnage is 31% up. NZI isn't yet the size to be safe & strong - but we're getting there.
Any issues/enquiries, call our GM - Chris van der Werff. He moves between Temuka, Alex & Kumeu so 027-7066205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NZI Director Greg Howell can be contacted via 0275-605605 or email@example.com.