Tandarra Engineering Pty Ltd

About Us

Like many kiwi businesses, Tandarra Engineering began in a backyard shed. In 1982, Brian Watson, the current owner and director, manufactured his first RollFormer producing kiwifruit angle boards used for exporting the fruit, using a manual lathe and simple drill press in the garage at the family home.

Today, the simple drill press and manual lathe are still making parts for our current machinery, however they have now been complimented by numerous state of the art CNC Lathes, VMC Mills, radial drills, table grinders and even our own heat treating facility in our 22,000 sqft manufacturing plant located in one of Aucklands key industrial areas. Here a team of 20 people design and manufacture what many believe are the highest quality Roll-Formers and associated accessories available in the Southern Hemisphere and beyond.

Tandarra pride ourselves on our quality workmanship and manufacturing techniques, combined with a can-do attitude. Our attitude is that almost anything is possible, so along with producing a wide range of generic profile machines, we also regularly find ourselves involved with projects to develop new profiles that have never been made before - often because we are the only ones willing to attempt them.
We also place a strong emphasis on production control, and as such limit the number of components not manufacturered completely in house to less than 10% of all parts within each machine, whilst ensuring that we source only the highest quailty materials from our local partners / suppliers.

The quality of our products is supported by the longstanding relationships that we maintain both locally and abroad with some of the metal industries biggest players, some of which stretch back more than 20 years. It is also supported by the use of products from our machines on some highly recognisable building projects including Westfield Stratford City (Europe's largest shopping mall located next to the site of the 2012 London Olympics), Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport, and closer to home, Aucklands Vector Arena and Eden Park (venue for the 2011 Rugby World Cup).

Tandarra is committed to continuing our existing relationships, aswell as fostering some new ones, through the continuous improvement of our machinery and the safety features within them, to ensure a safe working environment both for our own team, and that of our customers.