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Patchell Industries

“Large, functional and well laid out facilities … latest design software”  
 Founded in 1973 by owner, Ian Patchell, on the motto ‘excellence and innovation’, Patchell Industries initially and primarily specialised in the design and fabrication of forest based equipment. By the late 1980s, the company had evolved to the fabrication of mainly log transport equipment for on and off highway trucks and trailers, as well as specialising in converting excavators into bush log loaders.
Patchell Industries now employs over 80 trades staff in four fabrication and machine shop facilities and produces most types of heavy road transport equipment including a range of log transport and container handling trailers, swinglift container side lifters, stainless steel tankers and other specialised builds. The company also has abrasive blasting and painting facilities and is able to control every aspect of the equipment build from initial plate cutting to final electrical installation.
The company’s facilities are large, functional and well laid out. The workshop comprises more than 7,000 square metres featuring overhead gantries and one of the largest brake presses in New Zealand, while the design team of seven, specialising in product design and fatigue analysis, work with the latest design software.
Employees are expected to maintain a very high standard of quality in the fabrication of the company’s products and in return are offered a very reasonable pay rate that is totally dependent on individual employee’s skills and abilities as a fabrication tradesperson.
With plans to secure and grow its market share across a diverse product base, Patchell Industries is looking for highly motivated and innovative people in the heavy fabrication trades to help develop and increase the company’s market share in the industry.
P. +64 7 348 7746
F. +64 7 347 1687


Patchell Industries require motivated, enthusiastic and talented fitter welder (boilermaker) and fitter turner machinist trades people to complement our growing operation. Applicants will be required to read and understand working production drawings, assemble components accurately and efficiently, and must be able to weld to a high standard.

Patchell Industries is also looking for a qualified hydraulic technician with a wide range of experience to complement our swinglift division. Comprehensive knowledge of hydraulic systems is necessary, as is the ability to think laterally in problem solving any issues that may arise. 

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