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Meet New Zealand's Auckland-based leaders in refractory services

Crow Refractory Ltd is New Zealand's leading provider of refractory services. It has an unparalleled 20 year track record for delivering on-time, high quality refractory services to New Zealand's leading industries with excellent safety performance. Based in Wiri, Auckland, the company is able to take on any sized project, either new construction or maintenance within its area of expertise throughout New Zealand or Australia.


 Crow Refractory has been in operation for over 20 years, joining the TBS Group in 2001. Crow Refractory has grown in size and capability over this period through a combination of internally driven innovation and service, and a number of strategic acquisitions, with the result that Crow Refractory is now the major provider of refractory services in New Zealand.

Crow Refractory Installations NZ Ltd was the result of a joint venture with Crow Industries Pty Ltd, Australia, formed to take advantage of the "Think Big" projects of the mid-1980s. The Company was immediately successful by securing the contract for New Zealand Steel Development Stage I Refractory Installations Contract (final value $9m).

The company has continued to be successful in the refractory field having undertaken the majority of the capital works projects of any significance whilst at the same time steadily increasing its client base. The subsequent acquisition of Roberts Fire Protection Pty Ltd (Australia), manufacturers of a wide range of Passive Fire Protection products was made. This purchase allowed Crow Refractory Installations NZ Ltd to extend its base into what is an allied industry and in 1990, Crow commenced the manufacture of exfoliated vermiculite and Roberts Fire Protection products.

In 1993, an affiliation was formed with METZ Pty Ltd, an Australian Company involved with the manufacture and installation of corrosion and abrasion resistant systems, thus providing the completion of the range of activities which we and our Clients expect a Refractory Installation company to encompass. In 1992, Brambles, through subsidiary Gardner Perrott Refractories purchased Crow Refractory Installation. GPR itself had been formed through the acquisition of New Zealand Furnaces (a company that had been in existence for some considerable time and up to the early-1990s had dominated the refractory installation business) and the purchase of the assets of another refractory company Refractory Bricklayers.

Sectors & major clients

Crow Refractory Ltd services a wide range of industrial sectors and clients across Auckland and New Zealand, such as:

  •     Cement industry
  •     Pulp & paper Industry
  •     Steel industry - BHP & NZ Steel
  •     Boiler manufacturers
  •     Timber industry
  •     Petrochemical - NZRC
  •     Methanex
  •     Dairy industry
  •     Meat industry
  •     Primary & secondary smelters
  •     Power industrial
  •     General industry

Safety, health & environmental conservation

 Crow Refractory as part of the TBS Group has been independently audited by ACC for its Workplace Safety Management Practices and has met the tertiary level requirements of this ACC programme.

We regularly review our safety standards and update our operative's safety training. All our Auckland personnel are Site Safe accredited.

Crow Refractory is aware of its obligation to protect the environment and works within its own environmental work plan.


  •     Refractory installations
  •     Corrosion protection
  •     Abrasion protection
  •     Refractory material supply
  •     Acid protection materials supply
  •     Refractory design/specifications
  •     Refractory dry-out services
  •     Concrete spraying
  •     Concrete/grout pumping
  •     Vermiculite manufacturers/suppliers
  •     Manufacturers of Roberts fire protection
  •     Installation of Roberts fire protection
  •     Supply & installation of ball mill linings
  •     Supply & install Macdonalds incinerators

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Contact information

 Crow Refractory Ltd
20 McLaughlins Road
Auckland 2155

 (09) 278 2005


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