HJ Asmuss were proud to be a corporate sponsor for Taps Off Day with Oxfam on March 22 and we would like to say thanks a bucket-load!
We’d like to raise a big cheer to all the people who took part in Taps Off Day. The event raised over $20,000 for communities in Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, so they can get access to clean, safe water. On the day, thousands of people from across the country took part. Special mention goes out to Albany Junior High School (pictured right) who got over 200 pupils involved in the event and raised $500. One of the teachers behind the event, Amanda Marsh, said it was an eye-opening experience for many of the kids. “It made them think about what they take for granted. They were saying to me ‘it’s like the olden days’. Through Taps Off Day they became aware that this is a reality for many people.”
Introducing Asmuss Industrial Solutions (AIS)
Asmuss Industrial Solutions (AIS) is the new Division based out of the Taranaki Branch. AIS specialises in the Manufacture, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Chemical Injection Systems, Hydrotest Units, Valve Maintenance/Actuation, Pumps, Instrumentation and Electrical and Light Fabrication. Feel free to send through any enquiries to Tony and the boys at AIS who will be only too happy to help.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0274 756 483
**News Update** Asmuss Industrial Solutions (AIS) Completes First On-Site Project.
Earlier in January AIS was contracted by FirstGas to complete an on-site installation and re-tube of pressure regulators at their Pahiatua Delivery Point to Fonterra. The project was completed ahead of time and under budget, exceeding the customer’s expectations. AIS are now in the Pre-Qualification phase to become a contracted service provider to FirstGas, offering Electrical and Instrumentation services on a regular basis.
Notification of expected steel price increases:
Asmuss Taupo have completed their move to their new premises at 464 Rakaunui Road, Taupo. Drone footage of the new site is available to view via the link above.
Asmuss New Plymouth Branch near completion
HJ Asmuss & Co's New Plymouth branch is set to open February/March of this year.
Various areas of this project have seen great support from local businesses, contributing to construction, groundworks, electrical and plumbing of the site.
Located in De Havilland Drive in the Bell Block Industrial Estate, this operation will service the Taranaki region's Oil, Gas and Engineering base with a focus on Pipe, Valves, Fittings & Fencing with support stock of Steel and Industrial Supplies for heavy to light engineering needs.
Asmuss now in the Waikato
The company has purchased the stock and fixed assets of Te Rapa-based privately owned company TJ Steel Ltd.
The company is situated in Bryant Road off Te Rapa Road in St Andrews. Dave Burger has been appointed Branch Manager for the new branch, with the eight existing TJ Steel staff being retained.
TJ Steel’s business was predominantly in providing pipe and hollow sections, steel reinforcing and highway safety products to Waikato-based clients, but will now offer the full range of products and services enjoyed by customers of Asmuss throughout the country.
Asmuss completes acquisition of Taupo branch
In May this year, HJ Asmuss completed the purchase of the Taupo branch of Asmuss Brooking Ltd that had opened in July 2009.
Managed by Mark and Steven Flower, the branch provides comprehensive supply and services of engineering & Asmuss Group products for the region.
Among its major customers are Contact Energy, that operates five geothermal Power Stations in Taupo; Mighty River Power that has four Geothermal power stations in Taupo as well as nine hydro-electricity stations along the Waikato River; the CHH Pulp and Paper Kinleith Mill where we hold supply contracts across a number of engineering categories; and the Tenon Sawmill and Mouldings plant in Taupo.
Manager Mark Flower says the branch moved from its original premises to the new purpose built premises in October 2011 and has eight full time staff.
“We are a one stop shop as we sell a large range of engineering products such as steel, pipe and fittings, valves, gasketing, welding, bearings and power transmission equipment, power tools and hand tools, fastening and fittings, safety and rigging. We also sell Air Liquide Gas.”
Covering an area of 700 m2, the branch has plenty of parking, being situated in Rakaunui Road in a new industrial estate off Centennial Drive on the outskirts of the town.
Asmuss helps with Lyttleton Port rebuild after Christchurch earthquake.
Most infrastructure in Christchurch encountered severe damage as a result of the earthquakes. The Port of Lyttelton was no exception with significant disturbance of the wharves and cargo areas occurring.
Asmuss Trading manager Paul McDermott takes up the story.
“Due to the magnitude of the earthquakes it took a considerable time to make an accurate assessment of the damage and then determine the scope of the remedial work required.
“In December 2013 we were awarded the supply contract for Spiral Welded Tubular Steel Piles of 610mm and 711mm diameter in 11.800 metre lengths. As the area is susceptible to seismic activity, ductility of the piles was paramount, therefore medium tensile steel feed stock with high impact testing properties was required.
“We booked the order with one of the largest Chinese mills as their quality, order record and delivery performance is very high. The Port Company elected to implement a full independent 3rd Party Quality Control programme with their Inspectors witnessing all facets of production and delivery.
“Ultimately we have supplied 5,200 tonnes of piles with the material having impact test results of up to 440 Joules, which makes it the most ductile material we have ever supplied and extremely fit for purpose.
“Although delivery times were tight we supplied on time and enjoyed working with the Port and wish them well for their future developments.”
Photo: The Piling Contractor welded the short lengths and then delivered them to site.