Technical Welding Services Ltd
|Company was established
15 years ago and is one of only two in New Zealand specializing in the Manufacture
of transit mixer bowls for the concrete industry. When Director Colin Ashton
bought the Company four years ago there was a staff of six and were manufacturing
six units a year. Since that time the staff has increased to 13 to cope
with the manufacture of about 25 units a year.
Technical Welding Services Ltd has a New Zealand wide customer base supplying almost all the ready-mix plants in the industry. Although its transit bowls are predominantly manufactured in five and six cubic metre models other sizes can be made to order. Larger more substantial seven metre bowls are also made for central mix concrete plants. Each bowl is hand made to a certified industry standard taking about 150 hours each to manufacture.
Because of the abrasive nature of concrete on steel only medium to high grade tensile steel plate used because of its superior wear qualities. The life expectancy of a concrete bowl can vary and is largely dependent on the nature and the harshness of the material used in them.
Not only does Technical Welding Services Ltd manufacture the transit mixers bowls for its customers but it also offers a complete fit-up service for mixer units This includes everything from chassis modifications and hydraulics to wiring and painting; and all units comply with LTSA regulations. Units often leave Technical Welding Services with only the sign-writing for the customer to arrange.