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Transport Marine Covers – Local innovators making a difference

When you think of the things we use from day to day that involve specialised fabric it’s amazing how it plays a large part in our everyday lives. From a shade sail in a city plane to pipe insulation in Antarctica and after this interview my mind is blown by the scope of what these people do.

Since 1988 their team has created solutions for clients in the marine, transport, agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, residential, industrial, educational, mining, aviation, in fact pretty much any industry you can think of!

Think Water tank liners for farms, covers for water storage dams, and even special shelters for baby calves. It’s clear to me that there is no one size fits all solution for many of these situations.

“Our speciality is making bespoke textile products for a very wide range of situations. We love a challenge and our team is experienced in all aspects. We are very particular about where we source our materials. Mostly it comes from Europe and we make sure it has been ethically manufactured. We only use top quality materials that last the distance.” says Aimee who is the Production Manager.

Christine and Andrew have owned the business for 8 years but TM Covers has been a local icon for over 25 years. They currently employ a total of 9 staff and often donate items to local charities like the Nelson Womens Centre, local schools and even the Annual Mask Parade.

Christine has directed the company to focus more on the industrial sector, however they happily do any residential jobs if needed.

From what I can see, this is a friendly and professional outfit with brilliant minds solving complex tasks. There’s a pile of awards with their name on it, which says they do great work.

“Often jobs require a unique approach as we’re often not dealing in squares but complex shapes and we love it!” says Christine.

To learn more, visit their website www.tmcovers.co.nz or even better visit their factory & showroom at 143 St Vincent Street, Nelson.

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