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About Truweld Engineering

Truweld Engineering is a Northland based Engineering business located in Waipapa and has been in the Kerikeri (Bay of Islands) area since 1970.

The company under various owners has expanded with the growth of the Kerikeri and wider Far North area, servicing customers from Kaitaia to Kaikohe, Paihia, Russell, in short north of Whangarei.

Under the present ownership at their Waipapa site Truweld is set to double its turnover of 5 years ago.

The workshops have been expanded from the original 300m2 with an additional 240m2 added in the later half of 2003.

This addition considerably eased the congestion caused by the expansion of the business and, as the existing wall was left in effectively creating two separate shops to avoid cross contamination when working on heavy structural steel work – grinding cutting and welding – and stainless steel or aluminium on trucks or boats on the other.


Graham Barker BE (mech) Mechanical Engineering degree from Auckland University

  • Work experience in project concept, design, construction.
  • Commissioning for the likes of Ford assembly plant Wiri, Spiral Welded Pipes, Penrose, James Hardie fibre cement (fibrolite) Penrose, Toyota assembly plant Thames and Design
  • Office Manager and Quality Assurance Manager A&G Price Thames.

Lynn Barker Mother and retail sales now in engineering retail sales, job costing and customer liaison.


  • 11 permanent staff including 8 workshop staff with up to 3 contractors when required
  • 2 supervisory staff sharing workshop supervision, customer engineering liaison and CAD computer design
  • 1 part time office administrator/assistant
  • 2 owners involved in administration, pricing, costing and generally backing up where required.
  • Outside Staff Training: At the earliest convenient available time all new staff who do not have current tickets are sent on a “Site Safe” commercial passport training course, fork truck course, and are encouraged to get their HT license.
  • For welders, welding ticket course to 4711 are kept current.

Give us a call (09) 407 8600 to discuss your project
or email

general engineering

We are flexible, able to meet our clients needs in a cost-effective manner. Due to our size we are able to accommodate minor repairs.

• Household tool repair
• Handrails & balustrades

• Vehicle & machinery welding
• Animal cages more>

commercial and industrial engineering

The Centre Kerikeri and Procter Library in Kerikeri are among the larger projects we have worked on.

Structural Building
Heavy Fabrication
Stainless Steel Fabrication
Aluminium Fabrication
Sheet Metal Work more>

mobile engineering and welding

Mobile Welding
We can come onsite with our tig welders to do repairs for your convenience.

7 tonne Crane with jib 5 tonne hook capacity, for hire now enquire»
* hire includes the Truweld operator