Trust us to han­dle the pres­sure

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - BUSINESS PROFILE -

Es­tab­lished in New Zealand 5 years ago, our com­pany man­u­fac­tures, sup­plies and ser­vices high qual­ity pneu­matic and com­pressed air equip­ment. As­so­ci­at­ing our­selves with qual­ity brands like Hi­tachi air com­pres­sor’s, Aignep pneu­matic com­po­nents, and Soli­mar flu­idis­ers has con­trib­uted to our suc­cess.

We started man­u­fac­tur­ing pneu­matic cylin­ders in our Christchurch work­shop in 2009 and this side of the busi­ness has grown con­sis­tently since then. We have a fully equip­ment work­shop based in cen­tral Christchurch to carry out the man­u­fac­ture of stan­dard ISO6432 and ISO 15552 di­men­sioned cylin­ders and cus­tom built items.

We hear a lot about the ‘Christchurch rebuild’ but our growth has come or­gan­i­cally through in­creas­ing our cus­tomer base and of­fer­ing a su­pe­rior ser­vice to what our cus­tomers have been re­ceiv­ing form their ex­ist­ing sup­pli­ers.

Our stock lev­els over the last few years have quadru­pled and we are con­stantly grow­ing or prod­uct range in both terms of the quan­tity of stock we carry and also the se­lec­tion of prod­ucts. We are proud to be the largest stock­ist of pneu­matic parts in South Is­land.

This year we took on the dis­trib­u­tor­ship for the Hi­tachi air com­pres­sor range in New Zealand. Hi­tachi has been mak­ing air com­pres­sors for over 100 years and dom­i­nate the Ja­panese mar­ket, how­ever they have not ven­tured into New Zealand un­til now.

Hi­tachi has a very strong rep­u­ta­tion es­pe­cially in the con­struc­tion equip­ment mar­ket and inkjet print­ers in New Zealand. With so many Chi­nese im­ports avail­able on the mar­ket it would have been so tempt­ing to jump on this band wagon; how­ever we see that by sell­ing a high qual­ity prod­uct, backed up with ex­cep­tional lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional ser­vice that this value will pay div­i­dends for our clients over the life of the air com­pres­sor.

Hi­tachi were one of the first com­pres­sor man­u­fac­tur­ers in the world to de­velop and re­lease a Vari­able Speed Drive (VSD) ro­tary screw air com­pres­sor, this is not sur­pris­ing as Hi­tachi are also world lead­ers in VSD tech­nol­ogy and man­u­fac­ture their own elec­tric mo­tors and VSD drives.

Their suc­cess does not stop here they have world renowned oil free com­pres­sors uti­liz­ing var­i­ous tech­nolo­gies from oil free pis­ton, oil free scroll and oil free dry ro­tary screw pack­ages. This is where Hi­tachi re­ally stands out from the rest. In in­dus­tries that re­quire ex­tremely high qual­ity air like the dairy, food man­u­fac­tur­ing, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal man­u­fac­tur­ing, or in very high use plant that run in ex­cess of 3000 hours per year, their re­li­a­bil­ity and long ser­vice in­ter­vals make the Hi­tachi air com­pres­sor the ideal choice.

Our com­pany motto has been ‘Chal­lenge us!’ and we are pleased that we con­stantly put up to the chal­lenge. One par­tic­u­lar in­stance was when a man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany needed a three-me­tre stroke cylin­der, the client had tried the multi­na­tional pneu­mat­ics com­pa­nies and none could of­fer a so­lu­tion, the photo shows the com­pany founders Garry and Phill be­side the cylin­der, sup­plied within a week of the client’s or­der!

We are now as­sem­bling ISO6432 crimped, round line cylin­ders from 16mm di­am­e­ter in our Christchurch based fa­cil­ity and we be­lieve we are the only pneu­mat­ics com­pany of­fer­ing this ser­vice in New Zealand.

We do carry stock of stan­dard stroke cylin­ders on the shelf but our cus­tom built cylin­der ser­vice is prov­ing to be very pop­u­lar. We have in­vested in CNC equip­ment which has en­abled us to build pneu­matic cylin­ders as and when needed this has en­abled us to in­vest our stock in other items such as fit­tings, fil­tra­tion, valves.

Garry Robin­son, a co-founder, heads the cylin­der man­u­fac­tur­ing, whilst Phill Ruby looks af­ter the com­pres­sor and con­trol side of the busi­ness. Our in-house con­trol cab­i­net de­sign and as­sem­bly en­ables us to pro­vide ‘turn-key’ ma­chine up­grades in­clud­ing PLC con­trols. It is our flex­i­bil­ity and de­sire to come up with a cus­tom fit prod­uct for our clients that is the key to our suc­cess.

ATS Pneu­mat­ics have de­vel­oped the DCAP Dry com­pressed air pack­age the en­com­passes Hi­tachi air com­pres­sors, Van Air des­ic­cant dry­ers and fil­tra­tion to pro­vide oil free dry com­pressed air with built-in 100 per cent re­dun­dancy, all built into a sin­gle frame which has made in­stal­la­tions around New Zealand a breeze, we cur­rently have these in dairy fac­to­ries, meat pro­cess­ing plants around New Zealand, our unique con­trol sys­tem elim­i­nates un­nec­es­sary start­ing and re­duces the purge air re­quire­ment of the des­ic­cant dry­ers to an ab­so­lute min­i­mum whilst main­tain­ing a mi­nus 400C pres­sure dew point.

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