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About Us

George Grant Engineering Limited (GGE) is one of New Zealand’s foremost Structural Steel specialists and a certified member of SCNZ (Steel Construction NZ). Based in Papakura, Auckland, GGE was established in 1990, just as the cost-competitive advantages of steel were becoming more widely recognised.

Our Philosophy : “Customers First and Foremost.”

Our Vision

To be recognised as New Zealand's premier specialists in structural steel, excelling in all aspects of steel construction.

Our Focus: “In Spec, On Time, Every Time.”

Steel—the better choice

The development of better protective coating systems makes steel the ideal material for engineers and architects looking for convenience, value and good aesthetic qualities. GGE continue to invest heavily in their staff, processes, technology, plant and machinery to enhance steel’s unique benefits and maintain our competitive offering. In 2006, we moved to our own purpose-built factory, allowing us to improve the quality, volume and efficiency of our service.


In-House Expertise

Central to our ethos is the concept of ‘lean manufacturing’, which encompasses every aspect of our service offering, concentrating on quality and service by eliminating unnecessary cost and time wastage. We currently employ around 70 staff and our highly skilled personnel have extensive experience delivering large scale structural steel projects to a range of clients.

GGE have a proud record servicing the construction industry in New Zealand and the South Pacific for over 20 years. With expertise across all key manufacturing processes – from drafting through to fabrication and installation – we aim to exceed your quality, value and service expectations.


Our History

George Grant Engineering was founded in 1990 by Bob and Cheryl DeLacey. A true family business, GGE has continued to grow under the stewardship of siblings Scott, Cameron and Sharne, who expanded the fabrication capabilities and gathered together the dedicated team that make GGE a respected player in the steel fabrication and construction industry today.

Machinery


Geka-Alfa

Alfa 500, CNC punching and shearing line for processing flat bars.

Work involving metal structures, electric panels and general metalwork will find the Alfa 500 to be a great help with optimizing costs. Geka ironworker cnc ALFA 500 CNC-controlled, automated line for punching, marking and shearing flat bar. The ALFA 500 product line's functionality and versatility processes flat bars efficiently while reducing cost. Flat bars up to 40' in length are positioned and secured by means of an automated carriage unit employing pneumatic rollers. This line is equipped with a triple-head punching unit for diameters up to 1 9/16", as well as a marking unit and a shearing station for over-sized material up to 20" in width, with a thickness up to 3/4".

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Pro Arc

Pro-Arc

Master CNC cutting machine for plasma and oxyfuel cutting

The ProArc line of CNC cutting system is designed to be a reliable, cost-effective production machine to your high performance cutting requirements. The Master CNC cutting machine is built to ensure a smooth and accurate performance. It is equipped with PC base CNC controller, linear way, anti-collection device, sensor THC, compact cutting table.... ProArc provides user-friendly broad choices and options that allow you to configure your CNC cutting system with the capacities, speed and accuracy of your needs.

Metal Tek

XB1200 STRUCTURAL STEEL COPING MACHINE.HIGH-PERFORMANCE STEEL PROCESSING..

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Endeavour

Endeavor

Automatic CNC drilling, drilling & band sawing, drilling & coping lines for sections

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Team


Janani

Janani Grant

Contracts Manager

Janani’s journey with GGE started 13 years ago when he knocked on Bob DeLacey’s door as a 17 year old school leaver looking for work. After gaining trade certification in heavy fabrication and working his way up through GGE’s draughting, detailing and QA departments—Janani has learnt the company processes from beginning to end. He rates his time in the draughting department as one of his proudest achievements so far—transforming basic design concepts into complex working drawings.

After being a self-proclaimed ‘backseat driver’ for many years, GGE made it official and appointed him General Manager, in charge of day-to-day operations and directly overseeing the various departments, Janani’s driving goal is to streamline and improve company processes. All projects are managed through a software scheduling tool that ensures design, fabrication and installation deadlines are met.

For Janani, the phrase ‘never say never’ is an apt description for GGE’s culture. They pride themselves on thinking outside the box and will never say ‘no’ to a job because it’s too hard.

Janani has the same (in his words obsessive!) approach to his outside interests. A keen hunter and outdoorsman, he puts a lot of research and energy into anything he does, always aiming for the best possible result.

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Manish

Manish Pandya

Estimating Manager

Manish brings 27 years of experience to GGE in his role as Estimating Manager. After training as a Civil Engineer, Manish worked as a Quantity Surveyor for one of the largest consulting firms in the Indian state of Gujarat, before moving on to form his own consultancy business. One of his notable achievements during this period was getting approval for the first high-rise (10 storey) building to be built after the 2001 Gujarat earthquake.

He moved to NZ in 2005, undertook further study at Unitec to bring him up to speed with NZ construction practices, and began work as a structural draughtsman in Newmarket, before joining GGE in 2008.

Manish loved civil engineering from a very young age and today he is particularly proud of how influential the accuracy and detail of his QS work can be on a construction project. An early career highlight for Manish was his involvement with the 14 storey Novotel Airport Hotel, a challenging build with tight deadlines.

Outside of GGE. Manish is passionate about cricket, badminton and carrom, a table game similar to billiards. Manish is married and has two beautiful daughters.

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Paul

Paul Katavich

Cleatshop Manager

Paul is responsible for scheduling the fabrication work that is carried out in GGE’s purpose-built workshop. He is the middle man between draughting and the site teams. This can sometimes be a challenge but Paul has the experience and people skills that keep the business on track and he rarely has to raise his voice!

Programming for future needs and allocating resources are a big part of the job and Paul uses custom software solutions Optimus and Microsoft Project to help ensure workflow continuity.

Paul’s had a long and varied career including stints in architectural draughting (both locally and in the UK), welding, fabrication—even super yacht painting in Monaco!

Coming back to NZ, Paul was keen to get back on the tools and was quickly offered a welding job at GGE. From there he progressed onto fabricating and QA, before his promotion to Production Manager. Like Manish, Paul ranks the Airport Novotel Hotel as a benchmark project that was memorable for being large scale and time pressured but ultimately delivering a high quality result for which GGE are justifiably proud. Paul is particularly pleased with his work on the pipe structure and the large outdoor canopy.

Paul loves GGE for the can-do attitude that directors Scott and Cameron have instilled in the staff. Family values are also high on the list. Whether it’s design/draughting, the workshop or the site teams—they’ll all tight like family and support each other.

Paul is a keen fisherman and like a true production manager, he records full details of catch, location, times and tides. Longboard skateboarding was another passion back when his body was more resilient to spills, but these days it’s all about enjoying a great family life, at work and at home.

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Cynthia

Cynthia Popham

Financial Controller

Cynthia joins GGE after 10 years as Financial Manager at a prominent distribution company. Her role includes payroll, budgeting, forecasting and helping to look after the day-to-day running of the business.

She brings a valuable set of skills to GGE, including project management and stock control. In Cynthia’s words, the team at GGE are “a great bunch of people”. She describes them as easy-going but also determined to get the job done right.

Coming to GGE must have been destiny for Cynthia because the building she worked in previously was actually built by GGE! When she’s not keeping an eye on finances, Cynthia loves to bake and has been known to bring a fresh batch into work to share around.

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