McMahon Services has expanded into the New Zealand Environmental and Infrastructure markets, and consequently opened our first office in Auckland in August 2018.
Interest in New Zealand began in 2017 when McMahon Services were approached to provide asbestos remediation solutions for contaminated historical vehicles at Auckland’s Museum of Technology and Transport (MOTAT). The opportunity resulted in McMahon Services remediating 14 antique cars, ambulances, fire engines and construction machinery dating from the 1910s to the 1960s after they had been contaminated by asbestos particles falling from the roof where they were stored.
The project gathered local interest and soon McMahon Services were approach by various consulting firms with an interest in servicing the growing remediation market and utilising McMahon Services as an industry partner. New Zealand was and still is going through the process of achieving higher compliance in asbestos
remediation by adopting many elements of the Australian model of asbestos treatment and disposal.
Since MOTAT, McMahon Services have been provided with many opportunities to bring our expertise to the country and we see New Zealand as a growth opportunity for our business. We are already providing site remediation and demolition works for a major petrochemical company near Wellington.
Our Auckland operations has initially been managed by two veterans of the asbestos and roofing and cladding industries, and one new employee who has 25 years’ experience in the commercial and residential property industries.
Anthony Woods, Construction Manager for McMahon Services’ Asbestos and Hazardous Waste division will relocate on a temporary basis to Auckland to establish the office and take on a business development role locally. Tony brings his extensive Australian experience in asbestos removal and abatement works to the New Zealand market.
Supporting Tony is Robert Tester, with over 45 years of experience in the asbestos remediation, building and roofing industries. Transitioning from his role as Roofing and Cladding Manager in South Australia —where Robert has delivered more than a quarter of a million square meters of roofing — Robert will take up an operational role in New Zealand.
Tim Boys, a New Zealand local, has more than 25 years’ professional experience in the commercial and residential property industries. Tim is an experienced Senior Project Manager, with experience in the design and management of demolition and remediation projects. He has proven success in meeting strategic deadlines, team leadership and motivation, operational planning, assessment and analysis reporting he brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.
McMahon Services New Zealand will initially concentrate on industry sectors where there is a demand for new and experienced operators. Service offerings will include asbestos and hazardous waste remediation, environmental remediation, demolition and decommissioning, civil construction, building construction and services, roofing and cladding, and scaffolding and access solutions.