Metal­man New Zealand

Where does one even begin with a lo­cal com­pany as ac­com­plished as Metal­

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Its his­tory spans four gen­er­a­tions, en­com­pass­ing over 100 years of com­bined ex­pe­ri­ence in the scrap metal trade. It be­gan in 1945 Welling­ton, as en­tre­pre­neur­ial Bob Proc­tor be­gan trad­ing as Proc­tor’s Re­claim, sal­vaging army sur­plus stocks in the post-war years. With his son, Bert, join­ing the team in 1964, the com­pany’s rep­u­ta­tion only grew. Bob passed away in 1974, hand­ing the reins over to Bert and his son, Clark. Af­ter the duo re­alised the po­ten­tial af­forded by alu­minium can re­cy­cling, Can-man Re­cy­clers was born in 1988, of­fer­ing the public fairer prices and bet­ter ser­vice than their con­tem­po­raries. Five years was all it took for the small com­pany to grow into a re­spected and suc­cess­ful re­cy­cling and ex­port­ing op­er­a­tion with cus­tomers through­out the coun­try and over­seas.

In 1993, Sims Pa­cific Met­als pur­chased the busi­ness and, af­ter 30 years in the scrap metal in­dus­try, Bert called it quits and re­tired. Clark would go on to be­come Sims’ key metal trader and, af­ter 20 months, was ap­proached by Tas­man Pulp and Pa­per to head their re­cy­cling di­vi­sion.

In­for­ma­tion Clark gath­ered in his roles con­sis­tently sug­gested that cus­tomer ser­vice in the scrap in­dus­try was lack­ing. With old cus­tomers from the Can-man days ap­proach­ing Clark to pur­chase their scrap metal, he soon found him­self back in the scrap metal trade — this be­gan with a small scale op­er­a­tion in 1999. With the help of a hard­work­ing manager, this was soon ex­panded to a small Mt Welling­ton de­pot to gauge public in­ter­est.

Over­whelm­ing suc­cess forced Clark to search for a more per­ma­nent, and larger scale, ar­range­ment — turnover had hit $600,000 within six months! When he could not find any suit­able ex­ist­ing site, Clark pur­chased a bare lot of land in East Ta­maki and, fol­low­ing months of legal for­mal­i­ties, work be­gan on the site in 2001.

Un­prece­dented growth forced Clark to look for land again in 2005; this time, it would be in Takanini, ad­ja­cent to the South­ern Mo­tor­way. >

2007 saw a branch open up in Waikato, and with two branches now in Christchurch, along with a branch in West Auck­land, and a new branch in Whangarei, this takes the net­work to six strate­gic lo­ca­tions. Fur­ther im­prove­ments have seen Metal­’s sites brought well into the 21st Cen­tury and they con­tinue to pro­vide the ex­cel­lent ser­vice and prices that built their rep­u­ta­tion us­ing the most mod­ern tech­nol­ogy with­out com­pro­mis­ing safety or the en­vi­ron­ment.

To help fa­cil­i­tate growth of the Metal­ busi­ness, they have joined forces with H W Richard­son, the owner of Al­lied Con­crete and Al­lied Petroleum. With 2380 heavy ve­hi­cles, trail­ers and an­cil­lary gear in their fleet, Metal­ was a per­fect fit to the group. The scrap metal dealer that you know and trust is here to stay, and so are the prices and ser­vice that built the Metal­ rep­u­ta­tion, so please sup­port the New Zealand-owned group that also sup­ports your love of ve­hi­cles and mo­tor­sport.

Metal­man Whangarei Metal­man Takanini Metal­man Christchurch Ka­iapoi Metal­man West Auck­land Metal­man Hamil­ton Metal­man Christchurch Cass St

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