OUR CLIENTS

It's a privilege to work with New Zealand's best.

Caliber Design engineers work with some of New Zealand’s most innovative businesses. We have clients in every corner of the engineering industry in the country.  

CASE STUDIES

Agovor

Robotic Towing Machine

AGOVOR

Refined design to reduce assembly time, enhancing product efficiency and reliability.

AgResearch collar enclosure

Collar Enclosure

AgRESEARCH

Housing design of an in-field research device with time and lockdown constraints.

FEA AIE Dewatering Roller

Dewatering Roller Analysis

AIE

FEA gave assurance that a recommended repair was worth the investment.

High Pressure CO2 Mussel Oil Extraction Vessels

Mussel Oil Extraction Vessels

AIE

Technical and drafting support to ensure client requirements and industry standards were met.

AIM Altitude Aircraft Interiors

Aircraft Interiors

AIM ALTITUDE

Project-based engineering resource to meet peak workload demands for aircraft interiors projects.

Ashworth & Taylor Handrails and balustrades

Handrails & Balustrades

ASHWORTH & TAYLOR SHEETMETALS

Engineering and fabrication drawings for new University of Auckland social sciences building.

Automac Frozen Confectionary Conveyor

Frozen Confectionery Conveyors

AUTOMAC

Design of two modular multi lane conveyors with bends and lane pitch changes.

Milk Crate Unitiser

Milk Crate Conveyor

AUTOMAC

Experience and adaptability led to a quality design and build, in time and on budget.

Automac potato chip processing line

Potato Chip Packing Line

AUTOMAC

Modification of an existing packing line to allow for an additional packing station.

Cavotec Moormaster FEA of pre-conditioned air units

Pre-Conditioned Air Units

CAVOTEC

Short term project-based engineering resource meant deadlines were met.

Cavotec MoorMaster Pedestal

MoorMaster Pedestal

CAVOTEC

Design a pedestal to elevate the system to meet custom requirements.

DMU Cattle Weigh Platform

DMU Cattle Weigh Platform

DATAMARS

FEA and hand calcs verify the forces and stresses encountered under operating extremes.

DYNO salad pack conveyor

Salad Pack Conveyor

DYNO CONVEYORS

Modifying an existing conveyor required an Inventor license and someone who could drive it.

Facteon High Speed Robotic Appliance Drum Manufacturing Line

Appliance Drum Manufacturing

FACTEON

Responsive design led to fewer iterations and minimised budget/time creep.

June365

June365 Exercise Platform

FISHER & PAYKEL TECHNOLOGIES

Complete design of a fitness product using existing motor design and control IP.

Fletchers

Multiple Projects

FLETCHER STEEL

Project capabilities enhanced with specialised, adaptable engineering support.

Giltrap Fertiliser Spreader

Fertiliser Spreader

GILTRAP ENGINEERING

New design differentiates from the competition and delivers on manufacturability and aesthetics.

Groundline Thor Poletest

Thor Poletest

GROUNDLINE

Full redesign of all system components for local manufacture and assembly

Design and Analysis of Marine Components

Marine Component Modelling

HALL SPARS

Design and analysis of mast and rigging system components helped deliver project on time.

HamiltonJet mechanical design

HT900 & HTX52 Projects

HAMILTON JET

Developing new product that meets performance targets, on time and on budget.

Hella Lamp Analysis

Work Lamp Analysis

HELLA

Analysis reduces bracket prototyping and physical testing requirements.

Drainage Cell Analysis for Holloway Group

Drainage Cell Analysis

HOLLOWAY GROUP

FEA provided critical information that informed the next stage of the design process.

EZY TRIM Electric Motor

EZY TRIM Electric Motor

IBEX

A new generation product developed and to market in five monthsa successful collaboration.

IMAGR Smartcart mechanical design

SmartCart

IMAGR

Experienced project-based resource bridged a resource gap and kept product development on track.

Industrial Tube Linisher

Linisher

INDUSTRIAL TUBE

An inline tube linishing machine integrated onto an existing tube manufacturing mill.

Ruru Transmission Tower repair

Ruru Transmission Tower

JP MARSHALL ENGINEERING

Extra design resource was required after a weather event brought the tower down.

Ligar

Polymerisation

LIGAR POLYMERS

Specify, design and manufacture new reactor as part of commercialisation process.

Lion

Multiple Projects

LION

Seconded project engineering and design support on-demand for capital projects.

Case Study Auckland Zoo project engineering

Orangutan Habitat

METAL CONCEPTS

Involved from concepting to installation on this world class project for Auckland Zoo.

MonkeyToe

Multiple Projects

MONKEYTOE

Monkeytoe scales effortlessly using seconded engineers for specialised, on-site support.

OCD Waharoa

Boiler Fuel Conversion

OPEN COUNTRY

Project engineering support assists with conversion from coal to wood pellets.

Nyrstar Dust Controlled Port Hopper

Dust Controlled Port Hopper

PAGE MACRAE

Seconded project engineering and design team delivers results within strict timeframe.

Precision Archive Shelving analysis

Archive Shelving Analysis

PRECISION

Analysis of national archive storage system ensures engineering stndards are met.

Ducting design

Ducting Development

PROTECH STAINLESS

Sometimes it makes sense to get an expert onboard short term, rather than doing everything inhouse.

Reynolds Group project

Multiple Projects

REYNOLDS GROUP

Design experience and workshop skills ideal for Reynolds' dynamic, hands-on project lifecycle.

Rocklabs pulp conveyor

Pulp Conveyor

ROCKLABS

Caliber helped in the design and drafting phases of the project, to ensure deadlines were met.

Rocklabs aggregate quality control

Aggregate Quality Control

ROCKLABS

Caliber delivered complete and on-time design solutions for the Sieve Cleaning and Gripper.

automated production line

286 Solar

SCOTT TECHNOLOGY

Helped design an automated production line to manufacture a series of new high-end ovens.

Wastewater treatment plant mechanical design

Wastewater Treatment Plant

SERVICE ENGINEERS

Supported our client with the mechanical services design of a wastewater treatment plant.

analysis of Shotover F1 camera system

F1 Camera Turret Analysis

SHOTOVER CAMERA SYSTEMS

Operation limits were determined without the need for full scale destructive tests.

Smokai smoke generator

Smoke Generator Renders

SMOKAI

High quality renders showcase a new product's aesthetic appeal and functionality.

Spinal Traction Unit

Spinal Traction Unit

SPINAL TRACTION

Revolutionary product, designed to reduce low impact cervical spine dislocations.

Stabicraft Fisher 1600

Fisher 1600

STABICRAFT

A collaborative approach lead to the development of a multi-award winning boat.

Windry Gumboot Drier

Windry Gumboot Drier

THE IDEAS FOUNDRY

Kiwi ingenuity at it's finestthe award winning answer to soggy gumboots.

Dust Extraction System

Dust Extraction System

VORTEX ENGINEERING

Contract design resource meant manufacturing drawings could be delivered on time.

Wood Pellet Burner Vortex

Wood Pellet Boiler Conversion

VORTEX ENGINEERING

Short-term project engineering resource ensures project is delivered successfully.

WYMA Rock Trap

Rock Trap

WYMA SOLUTIONS

A bespoke potato and rock separatorfrom client concept to working machine.

WYMA Test Rig

Roller Test Rig

WYMA SOLUTIONS

Accelerated lifetime testing of support rollers used in multiple machines.

“These guys are skilled designers with great work ethics and awesome attitudes.”

Jared Kleinjan, Design Engineer, SCOTT TECHNOLOGY

TESTIMONIALS

Delivering a great result for our client was the key for us on this project, Caliber helped us do this by providing an engineer to work on the project while we were recruiting for permanent staff. This meant we were able to deliver a great result for our client while also servicing other projects.

Brett Hawkes

General Manager, Vortex Engineering

From our first engagement to the successful delivery of our work, Caliber Design was a pleasure to deal with. Their expertise, open communication, speed of delivery and absolute professionalism throughout was impressive. I look forward to engaging Caliber again for future projects and would recommend their services without hesitation.

Tony Parton

Managing Director, Smokai

Caliber came into the project organised, it was orderly, everything that JP said would happen did. We were pleased with the results and the outcome. We got everything we wanted and asked for. I would definitely use Caliber again … it was a good experience for us.

Warren Rice

Managing Director, Southern Engineering Solutions

Caliber Design were contracted by IBEX Industries to make improvements to our Electric Motor for the Trimming System. Right from the outset, it was easy to communicate with the team. Their understanding of our requirements in detail and their subject knowledge made the whole process easy. We worked under a tight time frame and the Engineers were able to provide IBEX with design solutions within the time frame. They were professional in their approach and delivered. Well done.

Krish Mukunth

Operations Manager, IBEX Industries

Caliber’s engineer was very helpful, and helped us get out of a challenging situation with a cost effective solution. The results provided were very accurate.

Tony Brinkworth

Director, Protech Stainless

Thanks again for all your help. It is hard finding people like yourself who you can just give a vague outline to and let them go away and start designing something that has a decent amount of thought around it.

Egan Bowden

Design Engineer, ROCKLABS

Stackflo work on high value design contracts that simply cannot fail. The Caliber Design team are crucial to our business, providing great easy to work with talent at short notice. In a difficult recruitment market, Cailber have “nailed” the selection and vetting of great talent.

Mark Robotham

CEO, StackFlo

We recently had Caliber support us in the new jet development team. We needed extra resource to support our delivery program in order to meet our strategy goals. As I have found working with Caliber in a previous role, their 'in company' model works exceptionally well. Having one of the Caliber guys in the office like they are one of the Hamilton Jet team is invaluable. They are able to pick up our systems and integrate into our project management process quickly. Getting support and answers to questions in both directions happens without delay. They can also easily attend design reviews, daily meetings etc. As our priorities change, we can be agile and shift work around easily, overcoming bottle necks. On top of all this, they are genuinely a good bunch of guys, which makes them a great partner to our business.

Hamish Thompson

New Product Development Manager, HamiltonJet

I really valued Ivan's ability to work autonomously during his time at Rocket Lab. He'd only pull me in on things at the right time, so he was a high-leverage addition to our team. Beyond Ivan, Caliber has consistently delivered engineers capable of getting up to speed and adding value quickly.

Bryce Donnelly

Team Lead - Manufacturing Engineering - Vehicle Integration, Rocket Lab

We were impressed with the team at Caliber Design. We had a tight time frame. They quickly grasped what we needed and then set out to achieve that, giving us clear and concise results.

Brad Hurndell

CEO, SHOTOVER

Stabicraft Marine have multiple projects underway at any one time and we urgently required specialist industrial design resource to ensure the project was thoroughly explored through experienced design thinking. Caliber Design not only provided the experience required to maximise the projects potential but were dynamic enough to accommodate moving timeframes and brief updates thus strengthening the B2B relationship.

Daniel Upperton

Adventure Engineer, Stabicraft

Caliber provided the engineering skills we needed, when we needed them. Their engineers were able to hit the ground running, which eased the load on our core staff and enabled us to meet our project deadlines.

Andrew Mowlem

Engineering Manager, ROCKLABS

We really enjoy working with the Caliber team. Their 'nothing is a problem', flexible attitude is a reflection of their staff and organisation. The ability to bring in some firepower at peak loading times into our office just makes real efficient sense for us. The Caliber team came up to speed quickly on our design tools and processes to help us deliver.

Jamie Wilson

Engineering Manager, Cavotec MoorMaster

Caliber's role was an essential component of this overall conveying project. Having a Caliber engineer there meant that we could get the project completed on time. Caliber's experience and adaptability meant that we could leave their engineer with a high level of autonomy throughout the design and project management of this equipment.

Hayden Nelson

Director, Automac Engineering Ltd

For a complex new product development we needed support with detailed mechanical component design, product integration, and production-ready documentation. Based on a position brief, Caliber provided the right person fitting in well with the team. Over the last year we saw a product specification moving into a detailed production-ready design, the establishment of a supply chain for components, and the testing of prototypes resulting in a manufacturing start in time on spec on budget.

Along the journey all required documentation (i.e. BOM, Specifications, Manuals,...) was done in a concise way and shared with the team as expected. We appreciated the "no surprise" communication sorting out issues and roadblocks as they arise.  The seconded engineer integrated into our systems with ease, applied our processes as required and in cooperation with the team added new steps when bottlenecks or shortfalls were detected.

Stefan Ingendae

Program Manager , Thor Poletest

Thanks for a great four years Caliber Design. It’s been an excellent opportunity for me to grow as an engineer, manager and salesperson; and giving me the confidence to embark on an MBA knowing that is the skillset I want to build on for the future.

Caliber is a great company to work with; clever engineers, working on some of the most interesting and tricky projects in the country, and with a solid support network behind them. I would be pleased to work with Caliber again in the future.

Marcel Kamp

Waikato Regional Manager 2018-2021, Caliber Design

We needed three fixed term contractors at short notice. Caliber weren’t able to fulfill the immediate requirement with their local team, however they were extremely responsive in the way they tried to find other solutions for us and ended up flying one of their engineers from Auckland each week to fill the gap. We see this as a recurring service/opportunity and would happily recommend Caliber to other businesses.

Mathijs Nieuwenhuijsen

Senior Mechanical Engineering Manager, Enphase Energy

We were happy with the results. Happy with the technical aspect and professionalism, the reporting, the communication.

Cory Murray

Quality & Design Manager, Page Macrae

I had the opportunity to work closely with two Caliber engineers for a few months. Both of these guys are skilled designers with great work ethics and awesome attitudes. They fit in well with the rest of our design team, approached feedback well, and provided well thought out solutions to many of the design problems presented. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to Scott for any future projects.

Jared Kleinjan

Design Engineer, Scott Technology

Caliber Design have assisted our company with the capability to undertake multiple international projects by providing skilled engineering resources to match our needs. Through the use of their specialised resources we are able to mitigate potential design risks, while simultaneously meeting challenging project deadlines. Their staff offer broad skill sets and this, together with close support from senior management, reflects their professionalism and the value placed on the customer relationship.

Raph Engle

President, Freezing Solutions Ltd

"Caliber Design not only provided the experience required to maximise the projects potential but were dynamic enough to accommodate moving timeframes and brief updates."

Daniel Upperton, Adventure Engineer, STABICRAFT

COMPANIES WE HAVE WORKED WITH

"We were happy with the results. Happy with the technical aspect and professionalism, the reporting, the communication."

Cory Murray, Quality & Design Manager, PAGE MACRAE

INDUSTRIES OUR ENGINEERS HAVE WORKED IN

Caliber has experience in the Aerospace industry
Caliber has experience in the Aerospace industry
Caliber has experience in the Aerospace industry
Caliber has experience in the Aerospace industry
Caliber has experience in the Aerospace industry
Caliber has experience in the Aerospace industry
Caliber has experience in the Agriculture industry
Caliber has experience in the Agriculture industry
Caliber has experience in the Agriculture industry
Caliber has experience in the Agriculture industry
Caliber has experience in the Agriculture industry
Caliber has experience in the Agriculture industry
Caliber has experience in the Aerospace industry
Caliber Design has experience in the Biofuel industry
Caliber Design has experience in the Biofuel industry
Caliber Design has experience in the Biofuel industry
Caliber Design has experience in the Biofuel industry
Caliber Design has experience in the Biofuel industry
Caliber Design has experience in the Biofuel industry
Caliber Design has experience in the Biofuel industry
Caliber Design has experience in the Biofuel industry

"Their staff offer broad skill sets and this, together with close support from senior management, reflects their professionalism and the value placed on the customer relationship."

Raph Engle, President, FREEZING SOLUTIONS

PODCAST

Talking Innovation is our podcast series. Caliber’s Founding Director, Jonathan Prince, has conversations with Kiwi business leaders who are doing great things. The focus is on product design, mechanical engineering, innovation, and sustainability.

Podcast with Mike Shatford from Design Energy
Talking Innovation with Timothy Allan and Jonathan Prince
Talking Innovation with Brad Hurndell and Jonathan Prince
Talking Innovation with Andrew Barclay and Jonathan Prince
Talking Innovation Podcast with Jonathan Prince from Caliber Design

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