A drive to emphasise its key values prompted MS Engineering to re-brand itself ITSS Engineering earlier this year.
ITSS stands for Innovation, Technology, Service and Satisfaction, and general manager Graham Buchs says it’s impressed on every employee that these key drivers are to be reflected in every piece of work the firm produces – no matter how big or small the job.
“The catchphrase, ‘If It’s Engineering – ITSS Engineering’ really encapsulates the fact that we do everything engineering now,” Graham says.
ITSS Engineering is involved in numerous different aspects of engineering work. Graham says as well as ITSS being a supplier to essential customers through Level 4 restrictions, it’s experiencing heavy post-lockdown demand for its services.
Notable growth areas are in structural engineering to feed a vibrant local construction sector and in the manufacture of CNC machined parts, as well as light aluminum and stainless fabrication for automated machinery suppliers nationwide.
Graham says because of Covid and the difficulty in sourcing and employing staff in New Zealand now, many businesses are looking to automate more. Hence, there is heavy demand for parts for machines to sort and pack fruit, for example.
He says that demand means ITSS is eager to take on new staff and is especially interested to hear from fitters, welders, machinists, sheet-metal workers, painters and heavy vehicle drivers.
Graham is also keen to hear from school leavers and those seeking an apprenticeship.
“There is a lot of opportunity in this industry and it can be lucrative to those who are willing to work hard.”