We give our customers something they can’t get offshore. What’s more they know they don’t have to compromise on turnaround times and can rest assured that the quality of product we produce far exceeds what’s being imported.
Our founder, Arthur Barclay started operations in the 1950s manufacturing camping stretches and chairs and expanded into forging work and other complex engineering processes. Arthur worked for fifty years, bringing a depth of experience and a keen eye for detail to every job.
His right-hand man Don Morgan joined the team and over thirty years together Barclay established itself a reputation for quality and a deep understanding of manufacturing and production.
Today, not much has changed in that regard. Although Arthur and Don are retired, you’ll still be greeted by someone you can ask for by name and our commitment to providing our clients with solutions has never wavered.
As a locally run organization, we give our customers something they can’t get offshore. What’s more they know they don’t have to compromise on turnaround times and can rest assured that the quality of product we produce far exceeds what’s being imported.
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Arthur Barclay started operations as a general manufacturing company based in Karori with two business associates. Their main source of business is fabricating.
Arthur and his early business partners part ways. Arthur’s wife Elaine steps in to help with drilling and general workshop jobs and the business is run out of their Karori home.
Arthur Barclay opens a small factor at the corner of Horlor Street and Holland Crescent, Nae Nae with three staff members in tow.
Barclay’s enters the stainless-steel field with the installation of a Wickman automatic, six-spindle machine especially imported from England. It is one of the most modern machines in the southern hemisphere.
Barclay Engineering employs between 30 and 40 staff, including a sizeable number of female staff, including Forewoman Mrs E Sammut.
A new press is imported from England for stainless steel, brass and other metal forgery. The 14 tonne, $40,000 forging press is lowered into the Nae Nae factory through the roof to save time shifting machinery.
Don Morgan joins Barclay Engineering as Arthur’s right hand man, dedicating over thirty years to the company
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