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Croucher & Crowder

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Years of operation in O&G industry: 10+ years
Brief company description:
Croucher and Crowder was established in 1929. Although general maintainance and repairs and building bracketry were mains stays for the company, Pastry Sheeters, Coal stokers and Curd mixers were developed also. In the 1950's a retail store was developed which now includes a store in New Plymouth, both of which are Tradezone associates supplying tools, consumables, bearings and many parts . In 1954 the company made its first forey into structural steel, producing trusses for its workshop expansions. C & C is now proud to be associated with many large scale steel fabrications throughout the North Island. In the 1960's C & C was involved with early seismic surveys for the Kapuni development and also with Derrick erection for the drill program accross the district. Croucher and Crowder continues to train trades people and has many of its past staff members in positions of responsibility around the country and around the world. Croucher and Crowder also has two Kato Cranes availble for hire.
Type of O&G business:
Mid-downstream company
Head office location: Taranaki (NZ)
Head office location (International): Hawera
Other office locations:
New Plymouth
Awards, achievements, technological advancements:
In 1935 the automatic coal stoker was developed. Approximately 800 were manufactured by Croucher and Crowder Engineering. Pastry sheeters and sifters of several different models are manufactured by C & C. Agricultural products are now manufactured and patented, including dirt seive, hole groomer and soil spreader. Croucher and Crowder also developed and patented the agitator mixer (curd mixer) for a dairy industry rapidly becoming automated.
Projects in which your company has been significantly involved:
  • Kapuni
  • Kupe onshore
  • Maui
  • Methanex construction
  • Pohokura
  • Hydro
Other New Zealand projects: Te Papa, Wellington Airport, Fonterra, Telecom Towers, Lampton Towers High Rise, Seatoun School, Wellington municpal polls project, Supreme Court Wellington, Methanex D4, Kiwi dairy Plant, Ballance (Ammonia eurea), Itoham (Waitara), Riverlands, Wellington Apartment buildings, Avalon Studios, Fonterra expansion, Taranaki By Products, Maui Gas Vent stack installation,
Other international projects: Coal reclaimer (Fitzroy Engineering).
Additional project comments:
Croucher and Crowder were proud to be involved with the Joint Venture fabrication of steelwork for the Te Papa Museum, Lampton Tower, Methanex D4 and the Wellington Airport. Many of the central north island telecommunication towers have been fabricated by C & C. Fabrication of all structural steel for the new Kiwi Dairy factory and its major expansion. Wellington'snew Supreme court steel fabrication was fabricated by Croucher and Crowder engineering. Several Apartment buildings, building reburbishments, schools and other developments within the Wellington region.
ISO 9001
Company association membership/s:
  • ETC (Engineering Taranaki Consortium)
  • HERA (Heavy Engineering Research Association)
Other membership/s: SCNZ, Tradezone, CANZ,
  • Project management, design & engineering
  • Design
  • Construction services & products
  • Fabrication & package suppliers
  • Computer based modelling, simulations
  • Specialist engineering services
  • Stainless steel fabrication
  • Rotating machinery
  • Pumps, valves, fittings
  • General engineering/other
Field operations:
  • Rig services/support
  • Maintenance work & modifications
Industry training and development programmes offered:
  • Apprenticeships
  • Gateway
Other training and development opportunities offered: Crane Driver Training.
  • Planning & costing
  • Cost & planning
Health & Safety:
  • Products/services
  • Suppliers (equipment)
Logistics & transportation:
Cranes/lifting equipment/transportation
Mechanical, Instrumental, Electrical & Communications:
  • Mechanical products/services/handling
  • High spec engineering
Downstream maintenance/modification
Specialist technologies/support/products services:
  • Valves
  • Pumps, pumping equipment, pipelines
Other capabilities: Consumables, tools, supplies, labour, Cranage, Rigging, Dogman, Fabrication, bearings.