McKechnie and Omega Closed as a result of the NZ Govt Covid19 decision to move the country to Level 4 status.
We will reopen on April 23rd, 2020
As most of you will be aware the New Zealand Government moved the country to a Level 3 crisis status on Monday March 23rd and to Level 4 at midnight on Wednesday 25th March 2020.
This means that along with most businesses, we will be closing down from 2.30 pm on Wednesday 25th of March, 2020 for a period of four weeks. At this stage we will look to re-open on Thursday the 23rd of April 2020.
Firstly, we have total control of the casting process important for ensuring consistency in the quality of aluminium logs we produce for extrusion.
Secondly, by using mainly recyclable aluminium scrap from our own manufacturing process and scrap sourced from other New Zealand extruders, we are doing our bit to save the environment.
The energy consumed to make extrusion from recycled aluminium is 10 times less than the energy required to make an equivalent amount of extrusion from virgin aluminium sourced from the aluminium smelters.
Our extensive knowledge of the remelt process has enabled us to have total control of the process from the start allowing McKechnie Aluminium to cast not only a range of standard alloys, but also specialty alloys by request.
McKechnie Aluminium has its own onsite design team to help guide our customers from potential pitfalls when it comes to extrusion design. Our team guides customers through design tolerances, moments of inertia, and certain other intricate characteristics of aluminium. We would highlight areas of concern and recommend enhances to customers to ensure the customer gets the right product.
An on-site die correction team is also present to ensure the extrusion is within tolerance and customer's specifications at all times.
Being New Zealand’s first extruder, McKechnie Aluminium prides itself in providing quality extrusion to the market. Our 3 presses are well maintained and provide the most comprehensive options for extrusion in New Zealand.
Three direct type extrusion presses: