At Patton Engineering Limited we focus mainly on structural steel fabrication and erection, as well as mechanical maintenance projects for a variety of medium to large Hawke’s Bay businesses. The latter utilises not only our fabrication and machining workshops but also significant mobile resources for on-site works.
Our full-service offering encompasses all aspects of structural and project works from design for both mechanical and structural engineering, through to procurement, completion, and commissioning of project works.
Our workshop capabilities include aluminium and stainless steel fabrication, light and heavy fabrication of carbon steel structures, precision and heavy-duty machined components – all of which are completed by a comprehensive range of in-house surface treatments and finishes by our sister company Hawke’s Bay Sandblasting.
We are accredited with AS/NZS ISO 3834 certification for quality systems for our welding, and we have three in-house welding inspectors qualified to AS/NZS 2214. This allows us to do in-house and on-site visual inspections as well as being able to write and qualify our own bespoke welding procedures to suit any application, and specific codes. We are currently engaged in training for in-house Magnetic Particle Inspection of welded structures and components.
As part of our site erection and mechanical maintenance works, we regularly travel out of Hawke’s Bay, having completed works as far afield as Wellington, Gisborne, Taupo, and South Auckland. We are well equipped for all types of remote works, under all types of conditions, and at all hours. We have also fabricated structures which have been shipped throughout the South Island, and to off-shore destinations such as Australia, North America, and American Samoa.
Established by George Patton in 1952, Patton Engineering Ltd was developed to provide superior precision and general engineering. George operated the small workshop on his own, with enthusiasm and drive.
Over time, the business developed a manufacturing section, providing bulldozer blades, forklifts, and tilting counter-balance doors. The completion of larger projects established Patton Engineering Ltd as a reputable business with excellent customer service and project management skills.
When George retired in 1980, his sons Gavin and Mike purchased the business and moved its focus to medium to heavy machining and fabrication. At this time, Patton Engineering Ltd had approximately fifteen staff, and several lathes and cutting machines. Patton Engineering Ltd was considered the leading supplier of high quality engineering in Hawke’s Bay.
Today, Patton Engineering Ltd continues to lead the way. The company employs 50-60 staff and embraces the best and most current technology available. In March 2005 Patton Engineering relocated from Stoneycroft Road in Hastings to a new 4,400sqm purpose built premises in Whakatu, Hawke’s Bay. This site has extensive yards to ensure efficient flow of both incoming and outgoing products, eliminating any double handling.