Australian fibreglass pool manufacturer expands into New Zealand
Splash Magazine 8th May 2019
Leading Australian fibreglass swimming pool manufacturer and installer, Narellan Pools, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Hamilton, New Zealand.
The state-of-the-art facility will manufacture pools for the New Zealand market and export to the South Pacific.
Chris Meyer, Narellan Pools group managing director, says this is a boost for local Hamilton economy with new jobs and a commitment to development in the community.
Narellan Pools has been in business for 45 years in Australia and has been in the New Zealand market for more than 15 years through its extensive network of local pool builders. There are projections to build 500 pools across the North and South Islands over the next 12 months.
Financial benefit to Hamilton
Meyer says New Zealand was an obvious choice for the facility because of the opportunities in the market and their existing dealer network.
“The demand for quality fibreglass pools and as a rapidly growing global business, New Zealand is an ideal export hub for our pacific operations,” he says.
He says they chose Hamilton as it’s the perfect logistics hub for transporting pools to the North and South Island, and there is also a high calibre of local employees.
“The local authorities of Hamilton have been receptive and supportive to our plans,” he says. “Our significant investment in a new manufacturing facility gives Narellan Pools an excellent opportunity to strengthen our relationship with our passionate dealers and the local market.”
Hamilton City councillor Geoff Taylor attended the opening of the facility, and says the significant investment by Narellan Pools demonstrates a welcome confidence in the market and believes the facility will bring new employment and training opportunities to the city.
“Narellan Pools is a perfect fit for our community,” says Taylor. “Their business is based on building quality pools, exceeding customer expectations and investing in their people. We are excited to welcome them to Hamilton.”
The first New Zealand made pool has already rolled off the production line.
Established more than 45 years ago, Narellan Pools began as a small, fibreglass swimming pool manufacturing business in Sydney’s south west. Today, Narellan Pools has a network of qualified pool builders over 70 regions across Australia, New Zealand and Canada, with a global presence which extends into the South Pacific, Europe, North America and Asia.