Changing Places - Wellsford-Warkworth Engineering

Chris Buxton

The business formerly known as WW Engineering Ltd has moved to the former Ballance fertiliser works at 29 Centennial Park Road in Wellsford.

The move allows the business to provide a more convenient service for northern Rodney communities, from Pakiri to Mangawhai.

Along with the new location, the business has fittingly been given a name change to Wellsford-Warkworth Engineering.

The new premises have half-an-acre of indoor space – enough to turn around a stock truck and trailer.

“We can handle any engineering task from racks on a trailer and truck repairs, to structural steel beams,” owner Chris Buxton says.

“We can also cater for just about any machining task. Around November and December, we usually do a lot of boat trailer repairs.”

They can patch up common problems or will physically reproduce a damaged component when needed.

Wellsford-Warkworth Engineering is also qualified to do heavy transport work to enable vehicles to pass their certificate of fitness (COF).

With the growth of the north Rodney area, a lack of industrial premises means there will be a demand for new builds and engineering for them.

Chris says the new building means Wellsford-Warkworth Engineering can fulfil larger orders, including supplying housing developments with steel beams.

The business recently supplied all the steel beams for a new funeral home in Warkworth.

“If you want a full-length steel beam, we can usually get it in overnight,” Chris says.

Wellsford-Warkworth Engineering will also soon sell off-the-shelf supplies, such as engineering bolts and steel cut to length.

The signage is now up at the new site, and Chris says customers can look out for his company ute parked out front.

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