Carters increases focus on manufacturing


Carters is a strategic producer of prefabricated timber frames and trusses in New Zealand.
As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to the trade, it has increased its manufacturing capacity significantly over the past year by upgrading existing Carters sites and purchasing other sites.

In March last year, Carters purchased an existing stand-alone manufacturing site in Palmerston North, and has upgraded the machinery to provide automation and greater productivity.
Next came the acquisition of three manufacturing sites located in Paihia, Wellsford and Cambridge. 

The Wellsford and Cambridge sites have been upgraded in terms of machinery, and the staffing level has also been increased at both sites.
The Cambridge site will be completed later this month.

The existing Carters manufacturing site based in Upper Hutt saw a machinery upgrade last year too, bringing gains in productivity.
Finally, the Carters Napier manufacturing plant moved site to a new building with all the latest equipment. This reflects Carters’ commitment to growth within the Hawke’s Bay region, where the company has a large customer base.

Carters is continuing development with Spida Machinery 2000 Ltd and Hurricane Wire Products to ensure the best possible product is produced.
Detailing software provider MiTek is another partner to Carters’ prefabricating business. Carters is working closely with MiTek with regard to training and development of staff, and this, coupled with recruitment of new staff, will increase the technical skill base so that Carters is prepared to meet future demand.

April sees the new timber grades and amendments of NZS3604 coming into effect. Carters has prepared to meet these changes in what is becoming a highly disciplined and technical market.

If you would like a quote on your next prefabricated timber frame and truss job, please contact your local Carters branch, call 0800 CARTERS or visit