Equus Industries manufactures and markets a wide range of high build waterproof finishes, textured coatings, and protective coatings under the brand names Chevaline, Traxx, Protexx, Thermexx and Equus. Our expertise is particularly in the areas of high build acrylic coatings and membranes, waterborne epoxies and high solids one and two component urethane coatings.
Considered the leading Australasian manufacturer in the area of liquid-applied acrylic roofing membranes, and single-component moisture-cure urethane coatings, Equus has established very close relationships with its principal raw material suppliers in these fields, and operates in the forefront of technology in these areas.
Our prime object has been to be able to supply all finishes and waterproofing materials required to protect buildings from sub-basement to roof levels. Where the technology or manufacturing requirements are outside of our standard capabilities, we have secured distribution arrangements for appropriate products from leading manufacturers in their respective fields as noted under `Associated Partner Companies’ later in this profile.
Where appropriate, materials are covered under a Warranty system which is operated in conjunction with the Certified Applicator from the Equus Network who carries out the work on any particular
All products are manufactured under strict Quality Assurance standards monitored and controlled by our in-house laboratory. The Company has a TQM philosophy and is at present working within the parameters of an ISO9002 framework.
The company’s production facility, laboratory and Head Office are located on 1.2 hectares of land in the Riverlands Industrial Estate, Blenheim, New Zealand.
The production equipment is modern and standardised, and the plant has a capacity of up to 1.2 million litres of product per annum when operated on a single-shift basis. There is considerable room for expansion of the facility to cope with all requirements in the foreseeable future.
Additionally, the Company operates stores in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, where basic stocks of commonly used products are held for immediate supply. The Company regards itself as a custom-formulator, rather than a manufacturer of conventional products, and stock holdings of standard products are rationalised for maximum stock turnover.
Technical representatives service both clients and Certified Applicators, working from offices associated with the stores in all areas. Full technical back up to the sales staff is provided from the Head Office/Laboratory facility in Blenheim.
Equus Industries Limited is not directly involved in retail sales. Distribution of Equus products is normally to Certified Applicators who are familiar with and trained in the use of the Equus range of products either in part, as Specialist Applicators for product ranges within the Network, or in total for major Applicators and those working in smaller centres.
A close relationship between Equus Certified Applicators and Equus Industries ensures that there is full co-operation on site between the Manufacturer’s Supervisory/Technical Staff, and the Applicator’s own staff. Quality Assurance Programmes instituted by the Manufacturer are therefore meaningful, noting that programmes are generally written for individual contracts to take in all aspects of work on that particular contract. This facet of the operation is controlled by the Company Compliance Manager.